Teledyne Controls And GE Aviation Sign Agreement To Enable More Effective Engine Maintenance Operation

Teledyne Controls, the world's leading provider of wireless data acquisition and management technology*, and GE Aviation have signed a strategic Digital Alliance partnership to transform engine health monitoring by using GE's Predix platform to apply data and analytics on continuous flight data wirelessly collected by Teledyne's technology.

Willie Cecil, director of Business Development, Wireless and Data Automation Solutions at Teledyne Controls says that predictive maintenance for aircraft is being taken to a completely different level for operators: "Until now, health monitoring has been limited because it has been performed using only a few hundred bytes of data sent from the aircraft via ACARS, which is fairly expensive and has limited bandwidth.

"Using Teledyne's GroundLink® patented technology, which leverages higher bandwidth and less expensive cellular wireless networks, several megabytes per flight hour of continuous data can be made available for engine analytics."

John Nelson, data product manager for GE Aviation, notes the flow of richer, continuous data enables insights into asset condition not previously possible: "Applying physics and data science expertise together, on continuous data, is the recipe to create analytics that enable increased detection lead time, reduce maintenance burden and improve asset availability.

"The partnership between Teledyne Controls and GE will benefit our customers by simplifying the flow of commercial aircraft flight data to GE's Predix platform, and enrich the data at speeds and scale enabled by industrial internet technologies."

The new partnership was formally announced at the GE Minds and Machines event in San Francisco on 15/16 November.

GE is 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.

Headquartered in Southern California, Teledyne Controls LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY). Teledyne Controls is a leading manufacturer and innovator of a wide range of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, analyze and distribute aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers. Additional information about Teledyne Controls can be found at http://www.teledynecontrols.com.

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive (NYSE:GE). GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," where each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.  www.geaviation.com/digital

*Teledyne Controls' systems are installed on more than 50% of current generation Boeing aircraft and 70% of all Airbus aircraft operating in the commercial aviation industry.

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