Safran and Big Data
Adrien Daste / Safran
With the increasing digitalization of working methods and tools, the aerospace and defense sectors can use a wealth of data arising mainly from its production infrastructure and sensors built into its products. Safran's Big Data strategy is geared to leveraging data to boost performance.
For example, by analyzing the data generated throughout the production cycle of a part, any risks likely to impact quality can be identified early in the process.
Collecting and analyzing aircraft flight data and correlating it with weather data can further our understanding on how corrosion develops on certain components, enabling us to optimize maintenance scheduling.
By harnessing the value of big data, Safran Analytics is developing innovative services tailored closely to the needs of Safran customers, especially reducing fuel consumption.
Safran Analytics, the Group entity tasked with analyzing data
Adrien Daste / Safran
Safran Analytics was established in January 2015. Its job? It harnesses data to drive growth for Safran by supporting Group companies on their projects and by supplying tools and services to use data.
By tackling data-related issues holistically, Safran Analytics is contributing to enhancing performance within the Group and to developing new products and services.
Safran Analytics has worked on the following projects:
BOOST® is a platform of online services that enable customers to improve the management and maintenance of their helicopter engines. With BOOST®, maintenance operators can consult a "digital engine logbook" that contains links to online engineering publications. The application lets operators see the full product history and contact the engine manufacturer if necessary, making maintenance operations faster and simpler.
SFCO2 is a custom-tailored service designed to help airlines reduce operating costs, especially through greater fuel efficiency. The service leverages Safran's expertise as OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and its proven capabilities for collecting and analyzing operational and technical data generated by airlines. Based on a cross-cutting analysis of all this data, Safran's experts work hand in hand with airlines to diagnose the situation and implement solutions to achieve up to a 5% reduction in fuel consumption – helping them boost their competitiveness and reduce their carbon footprint.