EU backing for technology venture

Pattonair joined forces with two companies to win EU funding for a pioneering technology venture


The Derby-based business is working with complex part machining specialist Advanced Manufacturing Ltd (AML) and technology start-up Parts Pedigree to create a digital cloud-based service for the aerospace industry.

The pioneering Parts Pedigree digital platform will help to minimise the loss of millions of pounds that parts manufacturers and customers endure every year through outdated paper-based tracking systems.

Using blockchain technology to notarise part certificates, the platform will allow businesses to track and view aviation parts and the related paperwork throughout their supply chain.

As well as providing a digital mechanism to record processes such as goods receipt and despatch, the project will be able to associate manufacturing and certification events with each component produced.

It is these multi-layers of innovation embedded within the project that secured the €120,000 grant from the EU’s Internet of Things (IoT) Commission which provides crucial funding to organisations looking to bring pioneering digital solutions to market.

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