As one of the largest part and system suppliers for a major international aircraft manufacturer, the performance of the company’s parts was a critical driver of overall fleet reliability. Manually consolidating relevant data from several different systems was time consuming and limited how well they could monitor and understand the performance of their parts across the fleet. They wanted to develop a data-driven narrative for each aircraft as the fleet of new aircraft entered into service.
The “Story of the Plane” would use onboard system data, weather information and other previously siloed data to expedite the understanding of the root cause issue of faulty parts and those in need of maintenance, better directing their engineering and maintenance activities.
Developing the “Story of the Plane” required the Baker Tilly Analytics team to enable fleet data analytics on aggregated data, sourced from both internal enterprise repositories, as well as external data available in the public domain. Key data sources were both structured and unstructured in nature and included:
Leveraging their previous investment in Data Discovery and Search-Based Business Intelligence, the Baker Tilly Analytics team:
“ Before, I was watching 52 planes manually, which took me all day. After implementing the solution, I’m able to actively monitor the health of more than 400 planes using only 50% of my day. That extra time frees me up to tackle other critical issues that need my attention.”- Fleet Analytics Manager
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