GE Aviation and COMAC announced that they signed an MOU on digital collaboration. This agreement brings the cooperation between COMAC and GE to a new level from the aircraft engines and systems to now broadening their relationship to the use data and analytics to bring greater operational efficiency to their operations. Wu Guanghui, VP of COMAC and Weiming Xiang, President of GE Aviation Greater China signed the MOU, witness by President He Dongfeng of COMAC and Chaker Chahrour, vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing of GE Aviation. Under the agreement, COMAC and GE plan to jointly explore and collaborate on digital solutions and applications on customer & product support monitoring & diagnostics, Intelligent Aircraft and Brilliant Manufacturing. The two companies will set up a joint team to launch pilot projects based on an earlier outcome based workshop and exchanges to verify the technical trends for further collaboration. "This agreement with COMAC will enable our teams of software architects and aviation domain experts to jointly develop digital solutions at GE's Shanghai digital collaboration center," said Jim Daily, chief digital officer for GE Aviation. "The partnership between COMAC and GE will result in digital solutions that will transform COMAC's operations all the way from brilliant manufacturing to advanced flight analytics to comprehensive fleet operations support." Through the partnership, data scientists, software developers and architects from GE and COMAC plan to work together to refine some of the ten billion data points produced by the aviation sector annually into solutions that can achieve greater fleet intelligence and operational insights. In the past year, GE has opened collaboration centers in Shanghai, Dubai, Austin and Paris, connecting data, developers and Predix, the world's first and only cloud-based operating system built exclusively for industry. Predix is powering innovative Industrial Internet apps that turn operational data into insight for better and faster decision making.