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  • August 22, 2019

The Connected Aircraft: GE’s Vision Fueled by AI

Jordan Hefferan Interviewed by Erin Russell

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The modern aircraft is transforming at an unprecedented rate thanks to recent advances in technology. With data storage and computing power on an exponential rise, the future of the connected aircraft is pretty mindblowing. In this video, Jordan Hefferan, Director of Digital Services at GE Aviation, talks about some of the projected capabilities we can expect for the connected aircraft.

Jordan Hefferan plays a major role in GE’s innovative culture within one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century—aviation. Hefferan strives to create the most efficient, technologically advanced fleets in the world. He uses his Master’s degree from Northwestern in predictive analytics and his love of data to drive solutions for performance management, risk management, and other valuable fleet insights. These solutions help aviation companies increase flight safety and find the most cost-effective methods of operation.

Hefferan has proven himself to be an inventive leader, heading up such initiatives as GE’s new methods for fleet management through AI-powered drones, which allow data analysts and fleet maintenance crews to operate with more safety and efficiency. Through his work at GE Aviation, Hefferan continually contributes to GE’s enduring heritage of innovation.