|Bombardier C Series aircraft. Photo: Bombardier
[Avionics Today 10-05-2015] Tech Mahindra has signed an agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and post-flight recorded data management, fault notification and diagnostic reporting. By using the large amount of data recorded and transmitted from C Series aircraft, the AHMS aims to enhance decision-making capabilities for operators regarding aircraft performance and maintenance.
Tech Mahindra’s digital solutions for the AHMS will make use of cloud computing, sensor, Internet of Things (IOT) and Big Data technologies to perform analytics of the aircraft's health status. As previously announced by Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney's data service system will be the infrastructure unit used to perform data transmissions from the C Series aircraft's on-board Health Management Unit (HMU) while on the ground.
“We are aligned with Bombardier’s vision around ‘connected aircraft’ and the core of our digital strategy will focus on converting information into insight, to impact operators’ business efficiency and profitability,” said Lakshmanan Chidambaram, head of North America at Tech Mahindra.