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Airbus introduces aviation open data platform Skywise to customers in the Americas

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Airbus introduces aviation open data platform Skywise to customers in the Americas

Airbus has launched a new aviation data platform in collaboration with Palantir Technologies, pioneers in big-data integration and advanced analytics.

Skywise, which aims to become the single platform of reference used by all major aviation players to improve their operational performance and business results and to support their own digital transformation, is already improving industrial operations performance throughout Airbus’ industrial footprint and delivering enhanced aircraft and equipment designs, better service and support offerings based on deeper in-service data insights.

Skywise will unify the information from various sources such as industrial, supply chain, in-services and create value for every stakeholder connected to the aircraft operations. Today a single aisle aircraft is able to treat 400 parameters, which represent less than 2 percent of available data. From 2018, the aircraft will connect 24,000 parameters, corresponding to 20 TB of potential data per day in the Americas.

Launched in June at the Paris Air Show, Skywise has been a topic at Airbus seminars throughout the Americas. 

And with the numbers of aircraft operating in the region growing steadily, and specifically more than 750 A320neos are expected to fly across the Americas in the coming years, the Airbus A320neo Program and Customer Service organizations recently held a regional seminar for the A320neo Family in Miami this past October, offering Airbus partners, airlines and representatives the opportunity to discuss the program’s unique regional technical and operational topics. Fifteen A320neo operators and future customers shared their experiences and made preparation for future deliveries, while also reviewing the latest developments on systems, engines, nacelle and flight operations.

The 80 participants were able to discover Airbus services powered by Skywise, which offers operators smart and digital cost-efficient services in maintenance, flight operations and cabin.

Danilo HORNINCK, Engine Fleet Manager at AZUL, and Jose Luis SUAREZ, Chief Operating Officer at VOLARIS, ended the seminar by co-chairing the Airline Caucus Session where a number of important operational findings were also collected to feed the continuous improvement process of the A320neo.


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