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An exploratory research on blockchain in aviation: the case of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations

Efthymiou, Marina orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-8611-5973, McCarthy, Katie, Markou, Chris and O'Connell, John F. (2023) An exploratory research on blockchain in aviation: the case of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations. Sustainability, 14 (5). ISSN 1937-0695

The aircraft maintenance sector has high complexity with many intermediaries, multiple actors sharing data and needs to ensure high data security. The implementation of Blockchain technology can significantly contribute to the aforementioned characteristics. This research explores the implementation of Blockchain technology in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO). For this research, a mixed-method approach was followed to obtain a holistic view of the adoption of Blockchain technology in an aircraft maintenance facility. Semi-structured interviews and a case study were used. The interview findings related to the current status of maintenance records management. The findings also highlighted the value of data storage within MRO’s and the benefits of Blockchain. The paper also discusses the readiness/willingness of aircraft maintenance facilities to implement Blockchain and the barriers to implementation. Recommendations and areas for further research are identified.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:blockchain; maintenance; repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations; technology implementation; smart contracts; data sharing
Subjects:Business > Innovation
Business > Industries
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Official URL:https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/5/2643
Copyright Information:Authors
ID Code:30111
Deposited On:02 Jul 2024 10:21 by Marina Efthymiou . Last Modified 02 Jul 2024 10:21

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