[Avionics Magazine 11-15-2016] Teledyne Controls and GE Aviation have signed a strategic Digital Alliance partnership to transform engine health monitoring by using GE’s Predix platform to apply data and analytics on continuous flight data wirelessly collected by Teledyne’s technology.
GEnx engine. Photo: GE Aviation
Until now, health monitoring has been limited because it has been performed using only a few hundred bytes of data sent from the aircraft via ACARS, which is fairly expensive and has limited bandwidth, according to William Cecil, director of business development, wireless and data automation solutions at Teledyne Controls.
“Using Teledyne’s GroundLink patented technology, which leverages higher bandwidth and less expensive cellular wireless networks, several megabytes per flight hour of continuous data can be made available for engine analytics,” said Cecil.
The new partnership was formally announced at the GE Minds and Machines event in San Francisco.