Ramco Systems (Booth 9343) recently opened an engineering lab in Singapore that will develop advanced technologies for maintenance, repair and overhaul software applications. The lab folds in a number of projects that Ramco already had under way, as well as takes on new concepts, Amrith Ganesh, head of aviation marketing for Ramco, said this week during Heli-Expo 2016.
The lab is supported by the Singapore Economic Development board and has signed on Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance as an anchor partner.
The research spans everything from use of drones to inspect aircraft on the tarmac to development of an interface that would recognize and respond to hand signals. Other applications include the “Internet of things,” which involves embedded sensors for aviation components for ease of tracking, robotics for the shop floor and wearable devices such at Google Glass for on-ground engineers.
Some of the more mature technologies at the “Innovation Lab” include maintenance optimization software and Fly Anywhere electronic flight bag.
The lab will eventually employ up to 50 researchers.