Value for A&D

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Up to 28% more work orders a day, up to 60 less maintenance and operation hours a week, huge reduction in materials expenses. When it comes to unlocking value from IT investment, there aren’t many asset-intensive organizations with more riding on their software implementations than those in the Aerospace and Defense sector. Enterprise software in…

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theCUBE Scott Helmer and Nick Ward

by   |    |   15 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Creativity & Innovation, Events, Transform Your Business

theCUBE is the world’s leading live interview show covering enterprise tech, innovation and the people who imagine, create and implement the technologies that are changing our world. This year, they joined IFS in Boston for IFS World Conference 2019. Below is the transcription of an interview with President of IFS Aerospace & Defense BU, Scott…

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Aerospace & Defense 4.0

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

‘Aerospace & Defense 4.0’ is revamping the manufacturing landscape in A&D. Its emergence has signaled the arrival of cost-saving products and services and has enhanced the capability of current manufacturing processes and even business models. Such technologies hold much promise for A&D manufacturers going into 2020 and beyond—but the adoption of techniques such as 3D…

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Skills Gap

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

When I meet with IFS customers across the UK one of the most common pieces of feedback is the struggle to find talent to bridge the ‘skills gap’ or ‘skills shortage’ affecting UK businesses. On the one hand, they have new technologies entering their factories, warehouses, construction sites and in-field equipment, on the other, they…

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Digital Twins in Commercial Aviation

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Transform Your Business

Interest in digital twin technology is at an all-time high and the aerospace & defense industry is a forerunner in its adoption. This especially applies to the commercial aviation segment, where a digital twin of a whole fleet of assets can now be created thanks to technologies such as IoT and big data, advanced analytics…

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MRO

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Agility, Transform Your Business

As demand for air travel continues to rise, the global fleet maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market is seeing some serious growth. The Oliver Wyman 2018-2028 Fleet and MRO Forecast Commentary projects spending to hit $114 billion globally by 2028—that’s a jump of almost 50 percent over 10 years. This is a great opportunity in…

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MRO Airplane Image

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Business Technology

Fluctuating oil prices, labor skills shortage and more complex assets entering service are all part and parcel of this competitive environment that is 2019. Despite the growth in air travel demand bringing opportunities for airline operators, they will face challenges along the way. When looking at the technologies which will help operators maximize efficiency over…

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Defense in 2019

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Business Technology, Transform Your Business

The line between the cyber and the physical world is blurring. Military and commercial organizations are trying to keep pace with technologies such as intelligent planning tools, digital twins, augmented reality and the solutions that can manage them—as well as combat threats in new domains. In 2019 and beyond there are three areas we can…

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Military Jet

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

The high cost of developing new equipment and the changing political climate between countries where lengthy procurement projects need a network of stakeholders to agree on a strategy, are all causing military organizations to increasingly look to extend the lifecycle of their aircraft. But life extension programs come with their own unique challenges when trying…

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Airline Maintenance Header

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense

Airlines face a constant battle to win more passengers, reach new destinations and grow profits. But as new, often lower-cost carriers enter the market and disruptive technologies continue to break new ground, the best way for existing carriers to ensure competitiveness is not just to splash cash on luxury services or drive down fares –…

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