The sheer amount of data produced during every flight is staggering.  Whether the aviation industry can harness that data in a meaningful way to move towards greater efficiency and profitability remains to be seen.  

With the threat a downturn represents, the necessary investment in the technology required to effectively capture and utilise data may not be at the top of the priority list.

This insightful article from Chris Knight at Pillsbury examines the potential application of Big Data and blockchain to change the future of aircraft maintenance.