AI Sensor Data Keeping Naval Aviation Fleet Soaring

The U.S. Navy is now using artificial intelligence to determine when it needs to take birds out of the air and repair their wings before they get clipped.

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is challenging the conventions of previous aircraft maintenance intervals through AI, in a manner that initially shook the engineering department but now provides early warning of when major systems in the Naval aviation fleet might be starting to fail.

Roy Harris, director of the Aviation Readiness and Resource Analysis Department at NAVAIR, said Wednesday at the Predictive Analytics World Government Conference that AI and data analytics are essentially fueling and refueling that fleet.