Air France is planning to use blockchain, an electronic database management for its MRO operations, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul.
In a recent technology conference, Air France has joined a discussion with Microsoft and Ramco Aviation group for the durability of blockchain in the aviation industry.
Blockchain, is an electronic database which will carry all the transactions details in each of its blocks, these blocks data cannot be altered separately, hence the digital transactions recorded in blockchain become secure.
MRO lab of Air France is now used to research and experiment the various possibilities of blockchain usage in the aviation industry, especially in MRO services and aircraft spare parts logistics.
According to a recent survey, most aviation data are in an analog format and its conversion to digital will take years to complete. Blockchain can be used only on digital data.