United Airlines has become the latest U.S.
airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise.
Skywise will help United to enhance all the
maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet.
With flexible and visual tools, Skywise enables
airlines to store, access, manage and analyse data more
efficiently while also benchmarking against other airline users’
trends. It covers data warehousing, visualisation, alerting, and even
machine learning packages, allowing United and other airlines to
nimbly develop and deploy their own analytical products.
In addition, Skywise seamlessly connects with
the data integration platform, Palantir Foundry. United began
using this platform in 2018, and the combination of Palantir
Foundry and Airbus’ Skywise will provide United with the data and
tools to enhance its operational reliability.
“We are proud to partner with Airbus and
Palantir on this new data platform, which will allow us to
maximise the performance of our Airbus fleet by analysing the best
data we have available and using those insights to continuously
improve our operation,” said Praveen Sharma, United’s Vice
President of Digital Products and Analytics.
Launched in 2017, Skywise is today used by over
70 airlines around the world.
Marc Fontaine, Airbus’ Digital Transformation
Officer said, “Skywise will bring significant value by unlocking
data, which will power operational efficiency in aircraft
maintenance and flight operations for United Airlines’ fleet ... By extending Skywise to other company business functions,
with Palantir, the potential for United will be even bigger.”
Skywise provides all users with one single
access point to their aggregated and anonymised aviation data,
enriched from multiple sources across the industry into one
secure, cloud-based platform. The more data that airlines or OEMs
share into the Skywise Core platform, the more accurate the
predictions and models for customers connected.