GE Aviation and Teradata partner to better exploit data for data analytics and predictive maintenance

GE Aviation, and data and analytics company Teradata are partnering to better enable aviation operations, such as aircraft component manufacturers and airlines, drive business outcomes, including enhanced efficiencies, technologies, and customer satisfaction, by deriving insights from data – as aerospace organizations like the Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, and the U.S. Air Force have done with data analytics and predictive maintenance.

GE Aviation and Teradata have entered a strategic partnership focused on providing business outcomes driven by data analytics for leading airlines, and other aerospace organizations, ranging from component manufacturers to commercial and military aircraft operations. Through the partnership, GE and Teradata will jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets. This strategic relationship includes joint marketing, sales, services, and support across both companies, forming a complete market-ready solution that can be implemented today.

The use of GE’s Predix-based solutions and Teradata software together combines GE’s operational prowess with Teradata’s leadership in customer insight, officials describe. By combining operations, assets, and networks from GE Aviation with Teradata’s customer information, sales and marketing, and back-office support, it makes the entire ecosystem easier to deploy, scale, and use, they add.

For example, flight disruptions can be actively managed by GE with customer experience being managed by Teradata. With the combined solutions, the process to manage disruptions is more complete by adding information about managing parts inventories, logistics, scheduling, and labor pools. Other powerful business outcomes resulting from the combined solutions range from improving flight operations and predictive maintenance to increased operational efficiencies and higher customer satisfaction.

“For data and analytics, it became clear that Teradata excels at the size and scale required by a global airline,” says Andrew Coleman, chief commercial officer for GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions business. “By integrating our expertise in asset performance management and operations optimization, with Teradata’s ability to drive customer insights using massive amounts of data and multi-genre analytics, the aviation market will gain an analytic solution that delivers comprehensive insights.”

GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions business brings industrial apps powered by Predix, GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet, or IIoT, to the partnership. This edge-to-cloud development platform connects engines, aircraft, and operations before analyzing a continuous data stream to deliver real-time actionable intelligence.

Using these analytics with Teradata software creates a flexible, scalable, and powerful solution on the market, officials say. Such capabilities are required in the global airline industry, which is dealing with a growing volume of data that could reach many exabytes in a single year. Both technologies are primed for working in a hybrid cloud environment with built-in support for on premises as well as major public cloud vendors.

“Teradata and GE Aviation are working together to help customers use analytics to solve complex issues with quick, comprehensive insights that are critical for business decisions,” says Oliver Ratzesberger, executive vice president & chief product officer at Teradata. “GE’s Predix platform is well known and highly respected throughout the aviation industry and we are excited to have worked with GE Aviation Digital Solutions to jointly offer it with the full spectrum of Teradata technologies.”

Full article in: Intelligent Aerospace

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