Capgemini and AWS establish a technological platform to prolong airplane components 2023

At the International Paris Air Show (SIAE), Capgemini and AWS launched Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace.

This platform automates inspection, optimizes lifecycle analysis of aircraft parts, and guides decisions to extend their lifespan to accelerate aviation sector circular economy adoption. Air France and Safran helped build the technology and will be its first users.

To understand part utilization over time, the Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform collects and analyzes in-service activities. Securing historical information will maximize the potential re-use of each aircraft part and enable the aerospace ecosystem—owners, operators, and OEMs—collaborate and optimize global product usage.

In the following step, the platform will recycle and valorize non-serviceable components. “Circular economy has been at the heart of our strategy for a long time, as we successfully repair and reuse many components from both in service and retired aircraft,” says Air France VP Sustainability and new mobilities Vincent Etchebehere.

The platform’s technologies are promising and should help us enhance reuse. As an airline and MRO, we chose the most responsible and sustainable materials to catalyze our supply chain.” Safran Landing Systems is committed to decreasing their equipment’s environmental effect. Our clients enhance residual value by fully using the operational service life.

Capgemini built the Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform on AWS.

“As an OEM that designs, manufactures, and maintains landing systems, integrating our expertise with the Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace platform should help us fulfill this ambition,” said Safran Landing Systems Customer Support and Services EVP Darren Waite.

“Being able to consider the aerospace industry’s entire value chain, including maintenance, and accurately monitoring the condition of an aircraft at any time is a key lever for its overall transformation and a field of real innovation,” said Cyril Garcia, Capgemini’s Head of Global Sustainability Services and Corporate Responsibility, Group Executive Board member.

“Improving product utilization and recycling equipment can help the industry become more sustainable.

Lifecycle Optimization for Aerospace allows us to take meaningful action to assist the collaboration of diverse actors around one common goal: to extend the use of serviceable components or identify the right value chain to assure recycling while decarbonizing some elements in the short term.”

ASD-based data models were used to construct and train AI and NLP systems. The platform retraces all aircraft components using previous operating data. 800 airplanes are destroyed or stored annually. Aerospace Lifecycle Optimization digitizes maintenance and optimizes aircraft longevity.

Amazon Web Services’ EMEA Managing Director Tanuja Randery states, “We are proud that AWS’s Cloud technologies enable a more sustainable aviation industry.” With organizations interested in the project, Capgemini creates services to improve maintenance techniques and usage of existing portions on the database.

The platform optimizes inspection processes and develops complementing services to help customers make sustainable value chain decisions.

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