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Monday, April 25, 2016

Rolls-Royce and Microsoft to Offer Advanced Operational Intelligence to Airlines

Veronica Magan

Microsoft Azure
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[Avionics Today 04-25-2016] At the Hannover Messe industrial fair, Microsoft and Rolls-Royce announced they are collaborating to bring new capabilities to Rolls-Royce customers. Rolls-Royce will integrate Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Suite and Cortana Intelligence Suite into its service solutions to expand its digital capabilities to support the current and next generation of Rolls-Royce intelligent engines.

Rolls-Royce and Microsoft will demonstrate how Microsoft will help Rolls-Royce further develop its digital capabilities at the fair. Rolls-Royce will tackle airline operational challenges by using Azure IoT Suite to collect and aggregate data from disparate, geographically distributed sources and Cortana Intelligence Suite to uncover data insights. Data sets such as engine health data, air traffic control information, route restrictions, and fuel usage data will be collected to detect operational anomalies and trends and then provide intelligent performance feedback on the findings. Using Azure Stream Analytics and Microsoft Power BI dashboards, the goal is to uncover data insights that will enable airlines to improve their operational performance and increase fuel efficiency.
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