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Safran Electronics & Defense unveils aircraft sensor using connected networks at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona


Collecting and analyzing flight data is a major challenge for the aviation industry. Safran Electronics & Defense, a major player in this field for a number of years, from data acquisition to analysis, is now offering a sensor that no longer needs to be physically connected to the data recorder.

The sensor unveiled by the company at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona can be connected to several low-power wide area networks (LPWAN), an “Internet of things” type network, with devices connected via the Internet. Installed in an aircraft’s landing gear, for instance, the sensor is capable of detecting hard landings that could damage equipment – information that is key to the more efficient management of repair and maintenance operations.

In addition to its compatibility with these networks, the sensor offers a host of advantages: autonomous operation for several years, robust, certifiable even in the harshest airborne environments, modular design and cyber-security.