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Boeing Unveils Data Analytics Division, 5 Agreements

By S.L. Fuller | June 19, 2017

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Boeing has put a name to its data analytics capabilities: Boeing AnalytX. Unveiled at the Paris Air Show, Boeing said the new division “unites existing analytics services and products across Boeing's commercial, defense and services businesses, its research and information technology capabilities and its family of companies.”

"The amount of data created today is unprecedented. But it's not about the data on its own, it's what you do with it," said Ted Colbert, CIO and SVP of information and analytics. "Through the products Boeing AnalytX powers, we are applying scientific processes to data to solve our customers' most pressing problems today while creating a world of limitless possibilities for the future."

Programs powered by Boeing AnalytX include:

  • Advanced data collection and processing capabilities
  • Flight operations
  • Fleet performance and reliability analytics
  • Maintenance and engineering optimization
  • Supply chain and inventory optimization
  • Optimized training

Boeing also announced five AnalytX agreements. The new unit would provide the customers with various data solutions.

AirBridgeCargo signed on for Fuel Dashboard services across its entire fleet. The solution is currently used by more than 1,500 aircraft worldwide. China Airlines signed on for Airplane Health Management’s analytics-based predictive alerts. Its fleet of 737NGs and 747 freighters would receive predictive maintenance alerts. Delta signed on for the same solution for its 717 fleet. It already has applied the predictive alerts to its fleets of 737s, 747s, 767s and 777s. Korean Air also signed up for the predictive maintenance solution for its 787s and 777s. Turkish Airlines signed on for Jeppesen Fatigue Risk Management and Boeing Alertness Model solutions. These would improve flight safety and working conditions for the pilots and crewmembers.

"Boeing has been working with its customers for decades to turn data into real-world tools that transform their business, saving them time and money and improving passenger experiences," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. "Around the world there are more than 4,300 airplanes covered by Boeing's Airplane Health Management, sending data direct from the airplane to airlines' operations and maintenance teams. For government customers we are reducing maintenance costs and increasing aircraft readiness through having the right information available at the right time. And our scientists are working every day to create the next product that turns data into deliverable solutions.”

The Boeing AnalytX release follows the restructuring of its Military Aircraft and Network and Space Systems units.

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