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Codename ‘TRUEngine:’ GE Aviation and Microsoft Reveal Aircraft Parts Certification Blockchain

Millions of dollars worth of airplane parts are unusable. GE Aviation’s new blockchain tech aims to fix that. GE Aviation, which supplies jet engines to about 60% of the global airline industry, has built a supply chain track and trace blockchain with the help of Microsoft Azure. GE Aviation Digital Group aims to share the blockchain , a self-built derivative of ethereum, across an industry-wide consortium of partners. The ledger’s use case, which is about monitoring and collating data tied to the manufacture and life cycle of critical aircraft engine parts, could scarcely be more pertinent given the recent travails of Boeing. David Havara, blockchain CTO, GE Aviation Digital Group told CoinDesk: “Our vision is being able to trace parts as they are manufactured and the engine when it’s shipped. Then how that engine performs in the field, when to repair it and then re-enter it into the field.” […]

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