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Digital Data Standards in Aircraft Asset Lifecycle: Current Status and Future Needs
- G. V. V. Ravi Kumar - Infosys ,
- Ken Jones - Airlines for America ,
- Robert Rencher - The Boeing Company ,
- Ravi Rajamani - drR2 Consulting ,
- Michael Schmidt - The Boeing Company ,
- Dragos Budeanu - International Air Transport Association ,
- Ritesh Ghimire - FAA ,
- Alan Lesmerises - Relialytics LLC ,
- Vinay Kasimsetty - Honeywell Aerospace ,
- Satyanarayan Kar - Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab., Pvt. ,
- Frederick Hall - GE Aviation Systems ,
- Dirk Berlee - AF - KLM ,
- Rhonda Walthall - Collins Aerospace ,
- Logen Johnson - SAE International
ISSN: 2641-9637, e-ISSN: 2641-9645
Published March 02, 2021 by SAE International in United States
Event: AeroTech® Digital Summit
Citation: Kumar, G., Jones, K., Rencher, R., Rajamani, R. et al., "Digital Data Standards in Aircraft Asset Lifecycle: Current Status and Future Needs," SAE Int. J. Adv. & Curr. Prac. in Mobility 3(3):1253-1262, 2021, https://doi.org/10.4271/2021-01-0035.
The aerospace ecosystem is a complex system of systems comprising of many stakeholders in exchanging technical, design, development, certification, operational, and maintenance data across the different lifecycle stages of an aircraft from concept, engineering, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance to its disposal. Many standards have been developed to standardize and improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and security of the data transfer processes in the aerospace ecosystem. There are still challenges in data transfer due to the lack of standards in certain areas and lack of awareness and implementation of some standards. G-31 standards committee of SAE International has conducted a study on the available digital data standards in aircraft asset life cycle to understand the current and future landscapes of the needed digital data standards and identify gaps. This technical paper presents the study conducted by the G-31 technical committee. This paper reviews the data being exchanged between various stakeholders in the aerospace asset lifecycle and the availability of standards for the data transfer within the aerospace ecosystem. It identifies gaps based on the list of currently available data standards, and then creates a future landscape to address the needed digital data standards. This paper focuses on aircraft operations, maintenance, transfer, disposal processes, and post-build stage, and does not address the detailed interactions during the aircraft design, development and manufacturing phases. Its scope is also limited to key stakeholder interactions throughout the different stages of the aircraft operations, maintenance, and retirement.