Rolls-Royce selects SITAONAIR e-Aircraft DataHub

January 15, 2019
Written by Wings Staff
Rolls-Royce is the launch customer for SITAONAIR’s e-Aircraft DataHub, described by the developer as a neutral aircraft data management service designed for airlines and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This includes focusing on issues like minimizing airline maintenance costs and maximizing aircraft availability.

“Having extensively trialed SITAONAIR’s e-Aircraft DataHub in development, we can attest to its effectiveness,” said Nick Ward, Rolls-Royce head of product management, servitisation and user experience. “This is a powerful data solution, enabling us to work with valued airline customers to navigate and extract greater value from aircraft data, in a trusted way, to help improve aircraft availability and minimize operational costs.”

SITAONAIR’s e-Aircraft DataHub is a cloud-based aircraft data-brokering service that enables airlines to share selected aircraft data from diverse fleets, aircraft models and formats with their chosen OEM, at no cost to the airline. It works by first collecting an airline’s authorized raw data, then classifying, decoding, storing and dispatching the appropriate data sets to that airline’s specified OEM.

“Our e-Aircraft DataHub service helps navigate the complex ocean of connected aircraft data, and identifies truly actionable insights for OEMs and their airline customers alike,” said Pierre-Yves Benain, portfolio head of e-Aircraft for SITAONAIR. “By acting as a secure, neutral data-broker between an OEM and an airline, SITAONAIR keeps the control and ownership of aircraft data firmly in the airline’s hands, while also providing OEMs with greater insight to drive mutually-beneficial enhancements of their products.”

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