[Avionics Magazine 04-20-2016] China Eastern and GE Aviation recently signed an agreement extension on industrial Internet cooperation for the airline's fleet of about 270 aircraft, including mainly the A320, A330 and Boeing 737 and 777. Under the agreement, GE and China Eastern are enabling the improvement of the airline's operational efficiency and fuel savings by analyzing China Eastern's fleet data to identify cost savings opportunities.
The agreement will extend cooperation for a year where both companies will work together on flight analytics, engine management analytics and fuel efficiency to bring improved operational productivity to China Eastern's fleet operations. GE will also provide training programs to improve the airline's engine management capability, along with six sigma training programs for the Chinese carrier.
"China Eastern and GE are continuing cooperation on flight operation data research, which is an innovative cooperation model of production and operation in the industry. We believe our cooperation with GE will generate very important value for the development in the aviation industry," said Liu Shaoyong, chairman of China Eastern.