In aviation, data is everywhere. It comes from passengers tapping their phones to book flights, choose seats and check in. It comes from radars watching the weather and transponders telling air traffic controllers which plane is which. It comes from all over the aircraft, with systems and subsystems creating a detailed digital record of the flight. Bringing that information together, analyzing it and delivering the insights to the right people at the right time is a concept Raytheon Technologies calls the “connected aviation ecosystem,” and the result, experts say, will be greater efficiency and smoother operations across the industry.