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Industrial IoT Improving Airline Economics

See how GE wants to use IIoT to save airlines big bucks. It's amazing what a few billion data points can do.

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Consider this: An airline flying from Texas to London is able to record as much as 30 million data points during that flight. Extend the use of that same aircraft over the next 12 months, and you’re talking 10 billion (with B) data points generated. With rich analytics, even small percentage improvements can equal big savings. For example, even a 2% reduction in fuel use can mean $20 million in savings.

There’s no doubt that digital capabilities are changing the way we operate and do business. In aviation, operating the finest engines, components, and systems made anywhere in the world can be improved by the use of data and analytics. 

We’re doing this by working closely with customers around the world and by opening collaboration centers in their region. An example of this collaboration is our announcement this week with flydubai as one of the first customers with digital solutions built on GE’s Predix platform. 

We recently implemented this Network Operations Insights solution at flydubai aimed to help it minimize the impact of unavoidable delays, enhance pilot operational understanding, while optimally protecting schedules and revenue. This solution gives flydubai the real-time tools to understand the impact of potential operational disruptions in order to minimize an impact on their network.This is exactly how we want to work together and help customers to drive greater efficiency. 

During the Farnborough Air Show, we created a scaled digital collaboration center in our pavilion much like the centers we are building around the world.  Click here for a map of the centers.

In aviation, operating the finest engines, components and systems made anywhere in the world can be improved — by the use of data and analytics.

Earlier this year, we announced the creation of the Digital Solutions business within GE Aviation to bring all of the digital expertise from across Aviation into one business.  See how GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions and Predix are taking aviation productivity to the next level.  Click here to view a video of activity within the GE collaboration center at Farnborough.

GE Aviation has historically been known for providing engines, and let’s face it; our installed base of jet engines in service is unprecedented. While providing enhanced digital capability to 35,000 GE and GE partner engines that are monitored daily, we are identifying greater productivity through faster and more accurate analytical capability. But we’re taking the business beyond the engine.  

Digital connectivity and our experience across aviation enable us to work together with our customers to identify new opportunities and deliver more productivity across the aviation ecosystem beyond traditional services.

The IoT Zone is brought to you in partnership with GE Digital.  Discover how IoT developers are using Predix to disrupt traditional industrial development models.


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