Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using 3D printing for complex tooling, parts manufacturing and ground-running equipment.
Company says aircraft parts and services buyers will be able to make comparisons between all sourcing options available to them.
Optomec says its LENS system can save cost and time while improving part quality.
Early results promising, according to artificial intelligence expert.
The technology is tipped as a useful training tool for maintenance technicians, but innovators believe this could be done in a more mobile way.
The new hub will give general aviation operators more flexibility in tracking maintenance work performed on Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft.
An industry collaboration has shown how blockchain can make on-demand 3D printing of parts within aviation more realistic.
Digital twins are improving predictive maintenance capabilities, but more data inputs are needed to make the process more robust.
How can businesses manage the hype surrounding advancing technologies?
A distributed ledger could have helped in past supply-chain crises.