AirAsia Teams Up with GE for Big Data Analytics in the Sky

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GE will provide the electronic flight QA and pilot training applications for AirAsia’s fleet of about 355 Airbus aircraft and 4,000 pilots.

AirAsia has announced a new four-year agreement with GE. GE Aviation will provide the electronic Flight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) and the FlightPulse pilot application for AirAsia’s fleet of about 355 A320 and A330 aircraft and 4,000 pilots.

The eFOOA service applies data management and analytics to flight data generated by the aircraft and its systems. It offers a cloud-based analytics service for airline flight data monitoring. It provides processing analytics, data exporting and integration, and expanded data sources. Its connectivity suite allows integration of the data and insights collected with other systems within the airline.

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“FlightPulse is a mobile flight data application that provides pilots with data and analytics to help them fly more efficiently and help reduce carbon emissions,” said Andrew Coleman, chief commercial officer for GE Aviation. “The app puts valuable information that was previously only available at a fleet-wide level or used by analysts directly into the hands of the people flying the aircraft – the pilots.”

FlightPulse, created with mobile services from GE’s Predix platform, uses recorded aircraft data and analytics to allow pilots to view and keep track of their personal operational efficiency. It gives pilots a highly visual way to track fuel consumption and efficiency and offers insights on how they can reduce carbon emissions.

“We are very excited to be partnering with GE Aviation on this very visual application that will allow our pilots to tap into safety and fuel consumption data on a per flight basis. We are certain of the positive impact this will have on the overall cost of operation at AirAsia, with anticipated savings of up to one percent,” said Captain Adrian Jenkins, chief operations officer for AirAsia, during the signing ceremony.

Both FlightPulse and eFOQA will be implemented into AirAsia’s operations throughout 2018.

 

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