US Air Force Award Improves NLign Analytics Support for Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Goals

Integrated prognostic maintenance analytics initiative to advance military capability and reduce costs

CINCINNATI, OH; AUGUST 7, 2018– NLign Analytics, the leader in digitizing inspection, maintenance and manufacturing data solutions, announces a US Air Force award to enhance the  NLign Analytics Platform to better support its Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP). The ASIP program dates to the 1950’s when it was determined that a systematic program would be vital in prolonging aircraft life and ensuring structural integrity. Today the program continues to evolve and leverage leading and innovative technologies such as NLign Analytics Platform.

This award will enhance NLign’s advanced root cause analysis and data management technology to enable it to maximize aircraft availability through more efficient maintenance planning, scheduling and engineering analysis. Additionally, the program will reduce time and costs associated with engineering hours and exchanging data between analysis tools.  All of this will improve overall aircraft availability.

Specifically NLign will assist in realizing ASIP goals through:

  • Enhancing current ASIP prognostic maintenance approachesby developing automated interfaces between data sources and existing analysis tools.
  • Improving induction planning by collecting and managing aircraft configuration, recorded usage/damage, and maintenance data allowing more accurate understanding of the structural state of an aircraft in advance of service.
  • Improving the identification of fleet-wide structural/mechanicalproblemsby aggregating and visualizing data on a structural model coupled with complimentary data plots and charts.

NLign Analytics CEO, Tom Sharp comments:

“This award further demonstrates the US Air Force’s confidence in the NLign platform.  It will also allow us to accelerate the development of several key aspects of our strategic effort to connect NLign into additional elements of the Department’s structural maintenance ecosystem. Moreover, this extended capability has far reaching ramifications toward further military and commercial aerospace applications.”

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