Lockheed Martin

Keeping aircraft ready for critical missions.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FROM SAS HELPS TURN 35 DAYS OF DOWNTIME INTO 35 DAYS OF FLYING TIME – PER PLANE.

C-130 Hercules aircraft undergoing maintenance

An idea takes flight.

When Lockheed Martin data analytics fellow Mike Isbill was a child, he loved solving problems. And he still does. The problem he's tackling these days – reducing excessive downtime for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft – affects lives around the globe every day.

The first step was getting all the C-130J operators to agree to start sharing flight data, which they did. What came next – cleaning, storing and gleaning insights from the data using the SAS® Platform – is what made sure the planes spent more time on critical missions and less time grounded for repair.

Herculean efforts the world relies on.

The C-130 Hercules is the most versatile aircraft in aviation history, celebrated for its unsurpassed adaptability, performance and mission effectiveness. That's why 70 countries count on the more than 2,500 C-130s that have been produced to date, using them for missions like:

Search & Rescue

Peacekeeping

Medical Evacuations

Scientific Research

Military Operations

Humanitarian Relief

Revolutionizing aircraft maintenance with AI, IoT and advanced analytics.

600 sensors

on each C-130J

72,000 rows

of data per flight hour

95reduction

in data cleanup time

With customer data streaming in, the SAS Platform enables Lockheed Martin to go from reactive to predictive and give its customers confidence through intelligent diagnostics.

The partnership has been amazing. With this solution suite and a very small team of data scientists, we have been able to quickly produce results that we believe will reduce downtime and cost for our customers. Mike Isbill Lockheed Martin

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