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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Airbus, IBM Offering New Fleet Management Solution

Airbus announced a new agreement with IBM to begin offering fleet management systems to airlines and operators. The fleet service offerings are aimed at improving operational efficiencies, enabling airlines to manage their aircraft with a better use of "big data," according to Airbus
The Airbus Smarter Fleet Solutions (ASFS) uses an open, modular and flexible platform that allows operators to integrate aircraft management services. Currently, the Airbus software-based fleet management products use standalone applications that are more difficult to integrate with new services and solutions. 
“Today’s aircraft can generate up to a half terabyte of data per flight, an unprecedented volume and variety of data seen in few other industries,” said Timothy J. Wholey, global leader, aerospace and defense industry, IBM Global Business Services. 

The two companies did not state when ASFS would be commercially available for customers.

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