Airbus is extending its advanced data analytics tool in the aviation community to the defense market with the launch of SmartForce.
SmartForce suite of services to be launched by Airbus Defence and Space together with Airbus Helicopters will enable military operators to exploit the data gathered by their aircraft to enhance operational safety, boost mission availability and reduce maintenance support costs. Operators can benefit from services to improve troubleshooting, optimize maintenance effort, predict maintenance actions and plan for material demand, the company said Monday.
The system incorporates on-site private data clouds to support specific military security requirements but also lays the ground for operational data-sharing between willing allies. The resulting decision-making reduces the maintenance burden and boosts fleet availability.
It will enable maintenance by drilling into the wealth of data acquired by new generation helicopters and aircraft such as the NH90, A400M and A330 MRTT resulting in new standards of aircraft availability and the freeing of resources to focus on mission execution.
SmartForce builds on Skywise open data platform for the civil sector which now hosts the data of more than 2,000 aircraft at over a dozen airlines following its launch last year.
To satisfy military security requirements, SmartForce incorporates security measures such as geographic isolation, the use of accredited personnel, and monitoring by national cyber-security authorities.
Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125 for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country
The first pre-production of Airbus H160 helicopter has been fitted with its rear fuselage, comprising the tail boom and tail assembly, the company announced Friday. The Airbus Helicopters H160 (formerly known under the designation of "X4") is an in-development, medium-lift, multi-role helicopter
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus
Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated an Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Airbus A310 company development tanker performed seven automatic contacts with a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport
BAE Systems introduced Epiphany, a new information security and risk management framework (RMF) capability, at the Air Force Associations Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, on Monday. Epiphany is a highly configurable solution that uses electronic workflows, centralized storage, and smart data optimization features to cut down on hours of labor and documentation and put enterprise data to work to solve agency challenges
The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defense and security missions. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide a training and support package to its customer
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