“Hangar of the future” getting closer to enhance aircraft maintenance

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 2, 2018 12:31

“Hangar of the future” getting closer to enhance aircraft maintenance

Airbus will showcase its “Hangar of the Future” (HoF) at the Singapore Air Show. HoF is a project to digitise and automate maintenance activities to increase the overall maintenance process efficiency. HoF combines the use of innovative technologies and smart, IoT (internet of Things)-connected equipment such as ‘cobots’ (collaborative robots), drones, scanners, cameras, non-destructive sensors, with aircraft technical documentation and aircraft in-service data collated through Airbus’ open data platform, Skywise. Based on data analytics, Skywise-based applications will predict the required maintenance tasks for a given aircraft and optimise maintenance planning and maintenance task execution in order to minimize aircraft on ground time. Following HoF’s initial unveiling in 2016, Airbus affirmed the project in March 2017 with the Temasek Polytechnic education institution in Singapore, and is co-funded by the Singapore Economic Development Board and by Airbus.

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Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed February 2, 2018 12:31