Satcom Direct (SD) has entered into an arrangement with Rolls-Royce to deliver business aviation engine utilisation data.

The data will be gathered and delivered via the SD Pro Operating System, using the SD FlightLogs post-flight data recording module.

SD FlightLogs automatically captures flight data and cycle events in real time from the aircraft via its datalink service, and once it is verified by the customer, it will be automatically sent to Rolls-Royce.

A new level of understanding

Chris Moore, chief operating officer, SD, said: “This reporting adds another level of understanding for Rolls-Royce by providing automated, current information via our SD FlightLogs and SD Pro tools. Until very recently this sort of information was often hand-written so could be easily misunderstood, mis-recorded or lost.

“We are aiming to work with Rolls-Royce to modernise the process which will eventually enhance the value of our customers’ assets through better maintenance management. Our digital platform can be a rich source of data, and we hope to develop the agreement further in the near future.”

Bringing the IntelligentEngine concept to life

Axel Voege, Head of Digital Operations Germany, Rolls-Royce, added: “The service agreement with Satcom Direct is another important part of bringing our pioneering IntelligentEngine vision to life, where product and service become indistinguishable thanks to advancements in digital capability.

“SD’s platforms auto-capture in-flight data such as engine cycles and flight hours, automatically providing extremely accurate and immediate reporting to our dedicated 24/7 Business Aviation Availability Centre. In combination with all the data we have about each of our engines this allows our services team to proactively support our customers based on the latest available information, guaranteeing highest levels of availability and enhancing our market-leading CorporateCare service.”

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