Q&A: How commercial aviation companies can overcome today’s MRO challenges

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In this Q&A with industry expert Graham Grose, Vice President and Industry Director at IFS, he answers questions on how commercial aviation companies can overcome today’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) challenges. Graham is responsible for supporting all IFS business development within the aviation and defense industry, together with associated industry marketing and overall product…

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2018 defense industry trends

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Availability and reliability are key if military forces are to reach their objectives. But to achieve this, military forces and those supporting them are increasingly having to battle to stay on top on three fronts – procurement and support tactics, political changes across the globe and technical developments – to maintain their effectiveness. Shifts in…

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Playing the supporting role: military in-service support moves forward with next-generation equipment

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Introducing a new asset into a military force used to be simple. Manufacturers made the equipment, the military bought and maintained it and, when it became obsolete, they invested in a new asset. But today, many military organizations don’t maintain their own equipment. Instead, they are choosing to outsource equipment maintenance to OEMs or third-party…

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Staying ahead in aviation and defense asset management

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Digital Transformation

In the fast-paced aviation and defense industry, effective enterprise asset management (EAM) can be the difference between success and failure. A lot can happen in nine years. In the defense arena the F-35 has moved from testing into production and been procured by over ten countries, and the USS Ford went from initial order, through…

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How businesses truly feel about digital change & transformation

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Engineering and Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mobility, Oil & Gas, Research, Service Management, Strategy

Digital transformation can mean different things to different people, making it difficult to know when you have achieved it. However, the answer to this conundrum is that you will never achieve it since it’s constantly evolving. To see what companies are thinking about today in regards to digital transformation and how it is currently being…

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The new reality: Can augmented reality solve the military MRO labor shortage?

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Service Management, Strategy

The virtual and augmented reality (AR) business is booming – one report predicts the market for the technologies will be worth over $165bn by 2024. Once seen as a gaming technology, augmented reality is now starting to enter the defense sector with big potential – witness the Dismounted Soldier Training System, the first ever fully…

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IIoT

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

Enjoying a front row seat as the industrial internet of things (IIoT) turns into a practical reality via tech transfer. When it comes to ensuring economic growth and development, there are few better places to invest than academic research. The annual AUTM Licensing Activity Survey, which reports on private sector licensing of intellectual property originating…

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Servitization in the commercial aviation and defense industry

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How servitization has affected change in the industry and what’s next for businesses. Tim Baines of Aston Business School will tell you that Rolls-Royce was one of the first to do it, with their ingenious “Power by the Hour” program. But what exactly is “it” that they are doing? Probably best known as performance-based logistics…

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2017 defense industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defense industry to adapt. While defense budgets are under scrutiny in the West, defense spending is increasing dramatically in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, opening new markets for growth and opportunity. It truly is an industry in flux. Here Graham…

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Improving operational availability in civil aviation and defense with advanced analytics

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

The growing interest in digital transformation can be seen through the increased use of advanced analytics. A recent survey by Accenture found that 80% of aerospace and defense (A&D) executives acknowledge that digital transformation can benefit forecasting, integration across operations and the collaboration with both suppliers and their organizations. What this means for defense organizations…

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