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GE Opens Middle East Aviation Technology Center

November 08, 2015

GE announces the opening of the Middle East Aviation Technology Center to support customers’ operations by leveraging data analytics, domain experience and software capabilities to increase productivity, maximize performance and minimize down time for customers using GE’s platform for the Industrial Internet.

“The aviation technology center provides the environment and expertise to collaborate with our customers to identify challenges while looking at the entire aviation ecosystem.  It will support our customers from our engines, to our services, to our software,” said Gary Mercer, vice president of Engineering Services for GE Aviation.  “The center has evolved to become a state-of-the-art space that will look at thousands of parameters on both aircraft engines and systems in order to provide insights for broad customer operations and drive significant outcomes.”

The center is located at Dubai Airport Free Zone and will enhance the service level for GE systems and engines, serve as a regional customer and product support hub, and be a place where data scientists, user experience designers, and application developers can help the customer use the Predix platform to solve business challenges.

“We’re supporting the success of our customers across the aviation ecosystem by uniting analytics and physics with software solutions built on the Predix platform,” said Jim Daily vice president, Systems and Digital Engineering & Technology, GE Aviation. “We see the center as a vibrant facility focused on customer outcomes, where GE and airlines in the region can exchange ideas and collaborate as the world of data grows and changes.”


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“The center’s team of design engineers, data scientists and software developers will have a wide set of skills in the aviation industry, as well as in other domains, to provide diversity across the Industrial Internet,” said Samer Aljabari, executive director for GE’s Middle-East Aviation Technology Center. “Our engineers are dedicated to using GE’s FastWorks process to quickly understand, develop and test data analytics solutions prior to full-scale development.”

The advancements in data and analytic technologies at GE’s Middle East Aviation Technology Center are examples of where GE is taking Predix, the cloud-based platform for creating innovative, Industrial Internet applications that turn real-time operational data into actionable insights.

Watch this video to learn more and get a glimpse inside the state-of-the-art facility. 

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