Built on the foundation of our unique expertise with original equipment manager (OEM) systems and data intelligence, advanced software and physical technology on the aircraft, Collins Aerospace’s Ascentia® analytics services get the right information in the hands of decision-makers faster.

The Ascentia platform

The Ascentia platform processes data from multiple aviation sources to deliver actionable insights that optimize airline maintenance operations, providing a platform for a suite of tools with game-changing capabilities.

Starting with a new approach to managing repeaters, and soon incorporating aircraft health monitoring (AHM) that enables improved management of aircraft on ground (AOG) events, the Ascentia platform is designed to usher in a new era of game-changing aircraft maintenance efficiency – empowering airlines to analyze data and past events all in one place, make cost-saving decisions faster than ever before and even prevent future failures before they happen.

The Ascentia platform’s three applications – Repeaters, AOG Management and Prognostic Health Monitoring (PHM) – together provide a single, holistic view of the entire past, present and future maintenance environment of an aircraft.

Ascentia - learn from the past


  • Receive multiple datasets coming from different sources (technician, pilot and aircraft) and different types, all on one single screen
  • Improve final fix effectiveness based on your own operation and historical data
Asecentia - action the present

AOG Management featuring Aircraft Health Monitoring (AHM)

  • Enhance your evaluation process by assessing the fix effectiveness of your fleet
  • Coordinate different teams on one screen
Ascentia - predict the future

Prognostic Health Monitoring (PHM)

  • Keep the aircraft in the air by improving safety, efficiency and reliability
  • Turns data into predictive, actionable intelligence for your fleet
  • Make predictive and proactive decisions


Screenshot from the Collins Ascentia Repeaters application

While most issues that occur on the aircraft are quickly addressed in maintenance with troubleshooting, there are repetitive issues (repeaters) that go unaddressed and cause a lot of headaches for airlines. These repeaters are traditionally identified through Air Transport Association (ATA)-coding based programs that may be prone to error. Ascentia’s new Repeaters application uses a natural language processing (NLP) approach to understand both freehand text and logged discrepancies, enabling it to cluster issues accordingly—and proactively manage repeaters. This mitigates soft errors in fault codes and ATA codes, optimizing the maintenance and repairs process when the aircraft is on the ground.  

The Repeaters application puts critical information right at the user’s fingertips, combining historical final fixes and fault codes with repeater information, traditionally a tedious process for maintenance personnel. Soon, Repeaters will also provide information that helps mechanics identify and fix problems that continually require system resets but don’t get fully addressed while aircraft are in service.

AOG Management featuring Aircraft Health Monitoring (AHM)

Screenshot from Collins Ascentia AOG Monitoring software

Airlines use AHM to give them a picture of what the aircraft is telling them through data, and on AOG to tell them the aircraft’s availability, but currently that critical information is coming from different sources, creating inefficiencies in maintenance operations. Ascentia combines AHM and AOG into one tool, enabling airlines to track the status of the steps involved in returning an aircraft to service. By using big data technologies and analyzing historical maintenance and operational data, airlines can more accurately predict each step of the return-to-service process. This enables them to make informed strategic maintenance decisions, minimize downtime, and enhance operational efficiency.

AOG Manager will also integrate other popular Collins tools and capabilities, including the FlightAware flight tracking and data platform, and ARINC Hermes™ messaging management software, helping airlines to even more efficiently coordinate maintenance and keep their operations flowing.

Prognostic Health Monitoring (PHM)

Screenshot from Collins Ascentia software showing fleet recommendations

Ascentia is designed   to empower customers to create their own specialized analytics that unlock the full potential of data-driven maintenance processes within unique operational environments. Built on a low-code/no-code foundation, Ascentia’s PHM application enables users to work from a suite of predictive maintenance tools to customize and fully develop their own analytics to provide precise, reliable analytics and recommendations for decision-making.

Our PHM tool features an analytic developer studio that uses a big data approach to find patterns and identify events of interest that airlines can then use to perform proactive maintenance. For example, the analytic developer studio may identify a statistical derived parameter that correlates to a failed fuel probe removal on a single aircraft. An airline can then create their own custom alerts to replace them on other aircraft during already scheduled maintenance, and measure that alerts effectiveness across the fleet.

PHM can also be a big difference maker in optimizing the time to   troubleshoot– rather than trying to recreate issues on the ground, airlines are  able to rely on the full flight and sensor data, integrated maintenance logs and flight visualization tools available on Ascentia to make much quicker adjustments.

FlightSense® managed services

Depending on the level of support needed and risk airlines want to hand off, Ascentia customers can also take advantage of full life-cycle managed services powered by PHM data analytics and intelligence. Backed by a team of experts around the world available 24/7, FlightSense flexes to fit your needs, complementing your own maintenance and repair teams or taking on full inventories to maximize value. Flightsense with Ascentia provides a data driven approach to avoid AOG situations through analytics while leveraging operators' data to provide more comprehensive reliability fixes to Collins components.

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