MROs are ideally placed to harness the ROI and benefits of digital twin technology to improve and optimize their service offerings and business performance.
Advances in digital twin capabilities have been driven by four key technologies:
- IoT & Big Data – Sensors on assets or components and connected systems provide detailed insights into live performance
- Advanced analytics – Machine learning data can predict and simulate the future condition of the asset in question
- Computing power – Cloud-based technology vastly improves affordability and availability of the computing power required to run large-scale digital twin models
- Accessibility – This data can now be accessed from anywhere via mobile devices
To effectively put a digital twin strategy in place requires the support of agile and flexible enterprise software geared toward data-driven decision-making. With a strategy that is both solid and visionary, coupled with the right software support, independent MROs can take a slice of the growing digital twin market represents, and better serve their increasingly demanding airline customers.