Rolls-Royce and Microsoft capitalise on smart tech

Bondholder Rolls-Royce is collaborating with digital world-leader Microsoft to transform the aerospace industry with smart technology.

This collaboration brings together best-in-class solutions for aerospace engineering and cloud computing, including advanced analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), to fundamentally change engine-related operations and services. This capability will be incorporated into Rolls-Royce's industry-leading TotalCare services to significantly reduce cost, improve on-time performance and provide better value to customers and the industry as a whole.

Using a range of smart data analysis capabilities and predictive tools, and engineering expertise to add additional insight, the results will help airlines reduce fuel usage, fly routes more efficiently, and ensure the right teams and equipment are in place to service engines more quickly and maintain the highest levels of availability.

Tom Palmer, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President, Services - Civil Aerospace, was joined by Caglayan, Microsoft, General Manager, Worldwide Manufacturing & Resources, and also Captain KK Goh, Singapore Airlines, Vice President Flight Operations Control and Technical, to affirm that Singapore Airlines is supporting the work of Rolls-Royce as a lead airline development partner, ensuring that data services deliver solutions that really work for airlines.

Tom Palmer said: "We have done much over the last twenty years to reduce costs and improve efficiency, but we want more. We must now exploit digital capability and big data technologies to proactively drive to an even higher level of operational performance."

He concluded: "We are excited to have an industry leader like Microsoft working with us and have Singapore Airlines, a highly-valued, forward-looking organisation, providing their guidance and insight."