Four Commercial Trends Hitting Aviation in 2018

Despite longer-lasting aircraft, more durable engines and innovations in maintenance techniques, recent research has shown maintenance spending continues to increase. In fact, airlines now spend more money on maintenance than on fuel or crew. The need to cut maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) costs is a pressing issue for airlines. So is the need to …

Daniel Ayala’s insight:
The Aviation Industry is turning towards the use of AIs and cognitive computing in order to predict when it is the right moment to to repair or replace a part on an aircraft. These tools will help not only with predictive maintenance, but also improve in-flight performance and help keep better track of the real-time aging of their aircraft. Can also be useful for drone maintenance.

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