With more than 30 years of experience using digital technology to monitor the health of thousands of aero engines operating worldwide, Rolls-Royce envisions a future where data-enabled knowledge allows us to understand every minute manufacturing detail, in-use duty cycle and through-life service history to location and condition. This level of optimisation will reduce operating costs, minimise ground time, and increase customer satisfaction.
IoT technology provides the end-to-end network which enables intelligent monitoring and control of the physical environment by collecting, processing, and analysing the data generated by sensors or smart objects, which in turn drives higher productivity and operational efficiency at a lower cost. A more connected future will allow our assets to communicate directly with customer assets and the operational environment of an airport, so that our engines can connect directly to the tooling required to carry out the inspection, identify the location and condition of spare parts, talk directly with the engine stand and integrate the task into a daily plan of activities of the local service partner.
Luc has been working in Engineering in the Aerospace sector for 12 years.
In October 2017, he joined Rolls-Royce Singapore as the Programme Manager for Smart Manufacturing.
The Smart Manufacturing Joint Lab Programme was established in September 2017 by Rolls- Royce, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL) to push the boundaries of industrial, academic and business partnership.
The S$60 million programme focuses on developing next-generation aerospace manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities enabled by advanced processes, automation and digital technologies. Tapping the capabilities of A*STAR’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre’s Model Factory, the Joint Lab is supported by 120 staff across all three organisations.
Prior to Joining Rolls-Royce, Luc worked for A*STAR as a Senior Project Manager. He managed several projects with Industrial Members of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), and drove the construct of a new Public-Private Programme which was to become the Smart Manufacturing Programme with Rolls-Royce.
Luc also spent 4 years in France working for Safran Helicopter Engines where he was responsible for the transfer of an Engine Programme from Rolls-Royce to Safran following a sale. That involved transferring 30 years’ worth of Engine design and development information, as well as all the available hardware (Engines, spares, machines, tooling, fixturing). This 4-years project was completed on time and on budget.
Following his graduation, Luc was hired and trained by Rolls-Royce on their Engineering Graduate Leadership Programme and spent the first 7 years of his career working for Rolls-Royce in various Engineering roles and locations including the UK, Scandinavia and the US.
He has a Master of Engineering from the National Engineering School of Metz, France.