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Farnborough 2018: Airbus launches SmartForce

17 July 2018

Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters have launched the SmartForce advanced data analytics suite of services and products for defence operators, the company announced on 16 July.

SmartForce is based on the Skywise civil aviation data platform announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show, Stephan Miegel, Airbus senior vice-president for military aircraft services, told Jane’s on 16 July.

SmartForce enables military operators to exploit data gathered by their aircraft to increase operational safety and mission availability and to reduce maintenance support costs, allowing improved troubleshooting, optimised maintenance, prediction of maintenance actions, and planning for materiel demand, according to a 16 July Airbus press release.

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