|Stream Repair Map application from AerData, a Boeing subsidiary. Photo: AerData|
[Avionics Today 07-19-2016] Boeing and Microsoft have struck an agreement to build a cloud-based platform for Boeing's portfolio of commercial aviation analytics tools. The two companies intend to work together to transition many of Boeing's commercial aviation applications into the Microsoft Azure cloud.
Boeing's applications provide airlines, airplane leasing companies, and maintenance suppliers with real-time information to enhance operations, including purchasing and leasing airplanes and engines, training and scheduling crews, route planning, managing inventory and maintaining fleets.
"Boeing's aviation data resources coupled with Microsoft's cloud technology will accelerate innovation in areas such as predictive maintenance and flight optimization," said Boeing Vice President of Digital Aviation Kevin Crowley.