Pratt & Whitney Putting 'Big Data' Into Engine Maintenance

Pratt & Whitney Putting 'Big Data' Into Engine Maintenance

Multiple development programs in progress using predictive analytics to increase performance monitoring for commercial engines 14 projects this year Better maintenance scheduling Collaborating with airlines on processes, model performance

Jet-engine builder Pratt & Whitney is applying "big data" analytics in a series of projects underway — 14 in total — to improve engine performance and customer service. The first example will be a predictive model, being developed in house by Pratt & Whitney engineers and analysts, to monitor “engine event” performance. The OEM expects the model to support more proactive maintenance scheduling and preparation for P&W engines.

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