Companies collaborate on putting the IoT into aircraft engines

Microsoft is collaborating with Rolls-Royce to put the Internet of Things (IoT) into aircraft engines to extend its digital capabilities for supporting existing and next-generation intelligent engines.
By Rene Millman June 3, 2016

Microsoft is collaborating with Rolls-Royce to put the Internet of Things (IoT) into aircraft engines to extend its digital capabilities for supporting existing and next-generation intelligent engines. Courtesy: Internet of BusinessMicrosoft is collaborating with Rolls-Royce to put the Internet of Things (IoT) into aircraft engines. Under the partnership, Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite will be integrated into Rolls-Royce’s service solutions to extend its digital capabilities for supporting existing and next-generation intelligent engines. The engine maker intends to enhance aircraft efficiency, drive up aircraft availability and lower engine maintenance costs using IoT technology.

It will use the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to collect and aggregate data from disparate, geographically distributed sources and Cortana Intelligence Suite to uncover data insights. Data sets such as engine health data, air traffic control information, route restrictions and fuel usage data will be collected to detect operational anomalies and trends and then provide intelligent performance feedback on the findings.

Using stream analytics and Microsoft Power BI dashboards, the goal is to uncover data insights that will enable airlines to improve their operational performance and increase fuel efficiency.

Macario Namie, vice president of Marketing at Jasper, said that with IoT, we’re seeing physical industries transform as the digital and physical worlds converge. "That transformation is turning a traditional product business into a service business," he said.

Rene Millman is editor at Internet of Business, which is hosting the Internet of Manufacturing Conference November 1-2, 2016, in Chicago. This article originally appeared hereInternet of Business is a CFE Media content partner. Edited by Chris Vavra, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.

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