GE Aviation’s Accelerator in Washington, D.C. Launches to Drive Efficiencies and Digital Transformation

  • Federal customers partner with GE Aviation to accelerate their
    digital transformations, leading to increased readiness,
    affordability, mission effectiveness and operator safety

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, GE Aviation’s Accelerator
opened to provide a place in the D.C., Virginia and Maryland area for
hands-on collaboration with federal and defense customers to achieve
mission-critical outcomes. The accelerator is an innovation space
focused on using data and analytics with idea generation, incubation,
and development for products and services.

GE Aviation Chief Digital Officer John Mansfield officially opened the
accelerator with Vice President of Software Research at GE’s Global
Research Center Colin Parris and GE Aviation President of Military
Systems Tony Mathis. Technology partners participating in the event
included Microsoft, Teradata, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, CACI,
and VION.

“GE Aviation’s Accelerator in Washington, D.C. is home to software
developers, architects, data scientists and domain experts with specific
backgrounds in analytics, maintenance, and engines,” says John
Mansfield. “Building on the strong partnership we have with our
customers will allow us to continue to share both our physics and
digital-based capabilities, improving their asset availability,
efficiency and operations.”

Through the partnership, data scientists, domain experts, software
developers, and solution architects from GE will work together with
Federal and Defense customers to distill some of the 10 billion data
points produced by the defense sector annually into solutions that can
achieve condition-based maintenance and connect disparate data sources.

“GE Aviation’s Accelerator is where digital and physical technologies
come together in powerful ways to improve industrial operations of all
kinds,” said Colin Parris. “We’re combining data, AI and our deep
industry domain expertise into digital twins that provide unique
insights and solutions to drive better mission-based outcomes for the
military and for industry.”

“Digital transformation is a strategic imperative for aviation to stay
competitive in today’s ever-changing world,” said Tony Mathis. “We’re
partnering with customers to bring real and tangible outcomes leading to
increased readiness, affordability, mission effectiveness and operator
safety.”

GE Aviation’s Accelerator is located at the Warner Building, 1299
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 9th floor, Washington, D.C. The
collaboration space is comprised of data scientists, engineers and UI/UX
designers in the DMV area.

GE Aviation’s Accelerator in Washington, D.C. is their second
collaboration space in the United States, with the first one in Austin,
Texas, the headquarters for their Digital Solutions business. GE has
similar spaces in Dubai and Munich.

Today, more than 300 unique airlines, OEMs and business jet operators
covering more than 10,000 aircraft are GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions
customers for services such as flight and fuel analytics, navigation
services, operations management, and planning and recovery.

Click here
for a video on GE Aviation’s Accelerator and here
for video on how GE Aviation’s digital solutions impact the future of
air travel.

ABOUT GE AVIATION

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading
provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, digital solutions,
avionics and electrical power for commercial, military, business and
general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to
support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial
Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected,
responsive and predictive. For more information, visit us at http://www.ge.com/aviation.
Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and
YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.
www.geaviation.com/digital

Contacts

GE Aviation
Jennifer Villarreal, +1 616 241 8643
jennifer.villarreal3@ge.com

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