Honeywell unveils cloud-based platform for aerospace manufacturing and MRO


Honeywell has unveiled a cloud-based platform that uses AI and machine learning to assist with manufacturing and MRO.

Known as Honeywell Forge Performance+ for Aerospace, combines predictive maintenance, site optimisation and workforce intelligence into one solution. According to designers, aerospace manufacturing and MRO face several operations and workforce challenges. Forge is able to increase operational awareness and improve asset management, while also lowering operational costs. 

“During a time of increasing workplace complexity and operating costs, operators need to be able to leverage data to inform critical decision making and embrace automation,” said Karen Miller, general manager, Honeywell Connected Aerospace. “As the aviation industry grapples with issues such as aging fleets, higher maintenance costs and ongoing supply chain challenges, Honeywell Forge Performance+ for Aerospace can help organisations achieve key outcomes such as quicker turnarounds, increased asset utilisation and decreased maintenance times.”

Looking ahead, Honeywell will also expand the platform with the addition of FedRAMP, a defence-compliant version that will provide services and solutions tailoured to the defence industry.

 Michael Rowe, vice president Aerospace & Defense at Frost & Sullivan added: “Today’s aerospace companies need to improve their operational efficiency and gain better visibility into their assets, but disconnected and manual processes hold them back. A smaller MRO team may have more than 1,200 open maintenance actions to tackle. Instead of focusing initially on work that seems easiest to complete, software solutions such as Honeywell Forge Performance+ for Aerospace can enable companies to first address those tasks with the highest impact on operations that improve productivity and decrease costly downtime.”