Caption: A Blackhawk helicopter arrives at Wichita State’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) in Park City, Kansas. NIAR is using two Blackhawks and a B-1 Bomber in its Digital Twin program to provide insight for the military to maintain and repair aging aircraft.
Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)'s Digital Twin program is using two Blackhawk helicopters and a B-1 Bomber to help the military maintain and repair similar aircraft.
The program allows the U.S. Department of Defense to have more autonomy to analyze its own aircraft, whereas previously it relied on the aircraft's manufacturer to provide that data.
The Digital Twin program keeps aircraft operating in peak condition until it ...