The Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform is revolutionizing the aerospace industry by securely collecting and analyzing in-service operations data. This comprehensive view of part usage over time not only enhances the potential for part reusability but also facilitates collaboration among stakeholders in the aerospace ecosystem, including owners, operators, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). By improving worldwide utilization of existing products, the platform aims to foster a more sustainable approach to aerospace operations.
In its next phase, the platform aspires to expand its capabilities to include the recycling of non-serviceable parts, ensuring the responsible valorization of materials. This commitment to a circular economy has been a cornerstone of the strategy adopted by Air France, which actively repairs and reuses components from both in-service and retired aircraft. The promising technologies tested on the platform are expected to significantly increase the reuse ratio and reinforce Air France’s commitment to sustainability.
Safran Landing Systems, as an OEM dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact of its equipment, recognizes the importance of maximizing the operational service life of its products. Integrating the expertise of Safran Landing Systems with the Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform is a strategic move towards fulfilling their environmental ambitions. By extending the lifespan and residual value of equipment, the platform contributes to a more sustainable aerospace industry.
Cyril Garcia, Head of Global Sustainability Services and Corporate Responsibility at Capgemini, emphasizes the transformative potential of considering the entire value chain of the aerospace industry, including maintenance and condition monitoring. The platform facilitates collaboration among various stakeholders and supports the industry’s journey towards a sustainable future. It enables concrete actions, such as improving the utilization of existing products and implementing effective recycling strategies, while simultaneously decarbonizing certain elements.
Developed by Capgemini on AWS’s Cloud, the Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning, specifically natural language processing, to process data models based on industry standards. By consolidating historical operation data and ensuring complete traceability of aircraft parts, the platform becomes a valuable digital asset. Capgemini utilizes this asset to optimize maintenance approaches, enhance the use of existing parts, and develop decision-making tools for users at various stages of the sustainability value chain.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) takes pride in supporting the platform’s sustainable initiatives. With at least 800 aircraft being dismantled or stored annually, the digitization of maintenance processes and the optimization of aircraft lifespans have become crucial factors in shaping a more sustainable future for the aviation industry. AWS’s Cloud technologies enable this transformation and contribute to the overall sustainability of the aerospace sector.
The Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform acts as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in the industry, promoting responsible practices and facilitating the transition towards a greener future. With ongoing developments and the participation of interested companies, the platform aims to become a vital decision-making tool for users across the sustainability value chain.