Aerospace & Defence 4.0

  • ID: 4418549
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 62 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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IIoT Set to Fuel the Metamorphosis of Aerospace Innovation Across All Stages of the Manufacturing Value Chain

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airbus
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Rolls-Royce
  • MORE

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a powerful trend in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry. This industry has been one of the forerunners in the IIoT maturity spectrum, having implemented sensor technology and computerized automation for several years in the recent past. Successful A&D companies are constantly innovating and are increasingly upgrading their technological infrastructure using elements of IIoT such as edge computing, big data, predictive analytics, cloud and other applications. With the convergence of digitized machine parts and improved connectivity, IIoT is already gaining momentum across several departments of aerospace and defense manufacturing. Like its implementation in any other industry, the objective of IIoT in A&D industry also is in improving process and product efficiencies.

Military and commercial airlines are increasingly generating several terabytes of data every day, as more and more manufacturers are adding sensor technology to these machines. The data that is actually being put to use is all but a small fraction of the huge mountain of data that could be potential sources of additional revenues to the manufacturers. Aircraft health and maintenance, system and component performance, and crucial customer related data are all a part of this mix. And this is where IIoT plays a crucial role in helping manufacturers manage this large volume of data and identify newer service opportunities.

Some of the key benefits of IIoT for the aerospace and defence industry include:

  • Aircraft maintenance and health monitoring
  • Ability to tweak aircraft design and functionalities based on usage behavior
  • Real-time identification of quality issues
  • Quick and easy delivery of software updates
  • Improvement of operational efficiency
  • Enriched design and manufacturing environment
  • Easy tracking and traceability

Leading aircraft manufacturers that have already implemented IIoT in their factory operations are now realizing returns in the form of overall cost reduction, improved process efficiencies, improved product reliability, and enhanced customer experience through predictive maintenance of aircraft. Engine fuel efficiency and performance improvements such as noise and emission cancellation are some of the parameters that are being looked at by aircraft manufacturers. Further, these IIoT solutions are enabling additional revenue streams for OEMs, engine manufacturers, and airline operators alike. In fact, the opportunities are so many that the real challenge is more in identifying where to start implementing IIoT. A lot of airlines companies have already invested or planned their budgets for the near future IIoT implementations, which is why it becomes all the more important to understand what major market players are doing in the space.

Leading aircraft manufacturers who have already implemented IIoT in their factory operations are now realizing returns in the form of overall cost reduction, improved process efficiencies, improved product reliability and enhanced customer experience through predictive maintenance of aircraft. Engine fuel efficiency and performance improvements such as noise and emission cancellation are some of the parameters that are being looked at by aircraft manufacturers. Further, these IIoT solutions are enabling additional revenue streams for OEMs, engine manufacturers and airline operators alike. Infact, the opportunities are so many that the real challenge is more in identifying where to start implementing IIoT. A lot of airlines companies have already invested or have planned their budgets for near future IIoT implementations, which is why it becomes all the more important to understand what major market players are doing in the space.With such rapid advancements of IIoT in aircraft manufacturing, soon millions of sensors will start collecting several zetabytes of aircraft data. It will be exciting to explore and discover ground breaking opportunities that all of this data could bring to the aerospace and defense industry. As far as this industry is concerned, the concept of IIoT is not for distant future. Now is the right time to think and act.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airbus
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Rolls-Royce
  • MORE

1. Executive Summary

  • Key Findings

2. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-A Research Perspective

  • IIoT-Emerging Themes in the Industrial Environment
  • IIoT-Key Attributes of a Smart Factory
  • Value Proposition in IIoT
  • Key Questions this Report Will Answer

3. Perceiving IIoT in A&D Manufacturing

  • A&D-Industry Overview
  • A&D Manufacturing-Industry Map
  • Extending IIoT Capabilities to Manufacturing Value Chain in A&D
  • Connected Everything of Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Why is there a Need for IIoT in A&D Manufacturing?
  • Key Benefits and Potential of IIoT Across Aircraft Manufacturing Stages
  • Potential of IIoT in Aircraft Design and Engineering
  • Potential of IIoT in Aircraft Production and Assembly
  • Potential of IIoT in Aircraft Supply Chain
  • Anatomy of Aircraft Supply Chain
  • Potential of IIoT in Aircraft Aftermarket

4. Key Use Cases for IIoT Implementation in A&D

  • Airbus Deploys IoT to Invest in “Factories of the Future”
  • Microsoft Helps Rolls-Royce Cut Down Aircraft Engine Faults
  • Lockheed Martin Uses IoT to Maximise Life of F-35
  • Pratt & Whitney Banks on Big Data to Improve Engine Life
  • GE Aviation Uses IIoT to Manage its Internal Manufacturing Processes

5. Key Challenges

  • Infrastructure Simplification and Standardisation of Frameworks
  • Unmet Aircraft Orders, Resulting in Mammoth Backlogs
  • Use Case-IBM Watson Helps Airbus Clear a 20-year Plane Backlog
  • Companies Understand Importance of IIoT but Flounder to Implement
  • Traditional Manufacturing Methods Lack Machine Part Traceability
  • Making Sense of Operational Dark Data

6. Market Forecast and Trends

  • Aerospace Manufacturing Landscape-Regional Forecast
  • A&D Industry is Banking on Big Data for Proactive Health Assessment
  • Rising Focus on MRO / Aftermarket Traceability
  • IIoT will be Instrumental in Proactive Health Assessment of Aircrafts
  • Rise of Wearables will Empower Future On-field Technicians
  • Prominent Technology Developments in A&D Manufacturing
  • Future Trends Impacting the A&D Manufacturing Market

7. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

  • Growth Opportunity 1-Shared Digital Design
  • Growth Opportunity 2-Automate Manufacturing Process
  • Growth Opportunity 3-Shared Scheduling
  • Growth Opportunity 4-Reliable Delivery
  • Growth Opportunity 5-Additive Manufacturing
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

8. The Last Word

  • Acronyms & Abbreviations
  • Legal Disclaimer
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  • Airbus
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Rolls-Royce
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