Maintenance messages are notifications that engineers receive from the automated computer system in the engine that tells them the current health of the engine after every flight.
The engineer reviews this and decides if and when a maintenance action is required. If it is a serious event, the airplane is not allowed to take off until it is repaired. Otherwise, the repair can be scheduled for a later date.
This is a reactive process where the engineer reacts to the maintenance messages, which means there are problems with planning and resource allocation.
Airline plans for the repairs, on areas such as planning aircraft to be on the ground, resources to do the work, component to be taken off and replacement. This could cause delays, fly resources to the location for the repair, incurring time and cost.
When a fault happens, something else is likely to fail very soon. We want to help the airline prepare and pre-empt component failure.
How might we correlate engine faults and predict when the next engine fault will happen?
What We Are Looking For
The prototype of a solution which is customised for
User: Airline, Rolls-Royce
Airline’s Technical Services team and Rolls-Royce AST, Service Engineering, Line Operations
There are no restrictions on the geographic location of the problem solvers who may choose to apply to this challenge. The prototype needs to be demonstrated in Singapore.
Possible Use Case
The prototype of a solution enables our Rolls-Royce Engineers to
Ingest live data from the aircraft
Make recommendations on repair actions and timeline based on current aircraft health
Be able to make recommendations to repair the possible related faults
Occurrence of the types of faults
% chance of a fault occurring in a period of time
What's In It For You
Access to test data and domain expertise
Opportunity to demonstrate and validate solution in partnership with Rolls-Royce