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DSTA Singapore signs agreement with Boeing to use data analytics for aircraft maintenance

DSTA Singapore signs agreement with Boeing to use data analytics for aircraft maintenance

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and
Boeing signed
a collaboration agreement (CA) on 6 Feb 2018 to co-develop and engage in
research and experimentation in data analytics.

DSTA is a statutory board set up under the Ministry of
Defence (MINDEF). It implements defence technology plans, acquires defence
material and develops defence infrastructure for MINDEF.

Boeing aircraft operated by the RSAF (Republic of Singapore
Air Force) include the F-15s, AH-64D Apache Longbow and CH-47 Chinooks.

The agreement was signed by DSTA Chief Executive, Mr Tan
Peng Yam and Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company and President and
Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Global Services, Mr Stan Deal at the
Singapore Airshow 2018.

Under the agreement, DSTA and Boeing will gain insights into
maintaining and supporting systems more effectively by combining resources and
knowledge to develop data-driven capabilities. The two organisations will
determine areas where the implementation of data analytics can make the most
difference for the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s fleet of aircraft.

The primary focus is on co-developing algorithms and models
to allow the early detection of failures, facilitate diagnosis of problems,
reduce downtime and improve availability of the aircraft.

Mr Tan said: “DSTA recognises the importance of building up
and collaborating with an extensive network of industry partners. With the
rapid pace of technological change, we will also need to increasingly harness
commercial technologies and innovation to devise solutions to enhance
Singapore’s defence and security, and optimise our limited resources. This
collaboration was initiated when I met Ms Leanne Caret last year. This
agreement presents exciting opportunities for both sides to leverage our
engineering expertise to co-develop innovative data-driven solutions.”

“Boeing Global Services is working with customers to use the
power of Boeing Analytics to forecast and provide solutions that reduce cost of
sustainment, as well as to increase the overall effectiveness of operations.
Boeing Analytics can leverage data to support solutions to bring significant
improvements in operational readiness rates and reduction of flying hour costs,
ultimately reducing overall ownership costs,” said Mr Deal.