Rolls-Royce to update service software for Trent aero-engines

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Rolls-Royce is to use software from Chicago, USA-based firm Uptake to enhance the fleet management of its Trent range of engines.

Uptake’s Asset Performance Management application, Uptake APM, is database software that contains information about asset performance and equipment types, failure mechanisms and maintenance tasks. It uses IoT connectivity and analyzes data to provide insights for predictive maintenance and performance.

Uptake said that its software will help Rolls-Royce by “optimizing the performance of its Trent engine fleet” and by improving its “uptime and availability”.

Tom Palmer, senior vice president of services for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business, said, “With industrial AI and machine learning techniques, we can increase the uptime of our engines and help customers extend the life and value of their critical assets.”

Nick Farrant, senior vice president of portfolio and industries for Uptake, said, “We are delighted to be working with Rolls-Royce to apply fresh thinking and new technologies to help drive their business, and their customers’ businesses, forward.”

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