Throughout its manufacture and operational life, each aircraft produces a vast amount of data – typically recorded by on-board sensors and post-flight reports. Historically, this data has been collected in siloes by a number of different parties involved throughout the product lifecycle. Because of this, rectifying equipment issues is often a lengthy process that can take weeks, or even months to resolve. Furthermore, aircraft owners and operators have not previously had the ability to easily assess the efficiency of flight operations.
Skywise allows stakeholders to collect all of this data onto a single platform, and applies analytics to help them to make better and more informed decisions that improve the engineering, maintenance, and flight operations of aircraft.
Typical applications include:
• events tracking and resolution
• turnaround time analysis
• operations analytics
• predictive maintenance
• reliability analysis and benchmarking, and
• maintenance decision support.
The main benefit for users is through facilitating enhanced decision making, which results in efficiency savings and revenue opportunities. This is achieved by reducing operational disruption, burning less fuel, operating more efficiently, reducing workload and leaving room for third-party services (mostly in maintenance).
Skywise can be used throughout the entire aviation supply chain:
01 Aircraft equipment suppliers
Skywise can be used by suppliers to help them assess performance of products over their life-cycle and improve the next generation of equipment.
02 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
The platform was originally developed and used by Airbus to improve internal processes and aircraft assembly. Skywise allows OEMs to deliver enhanced aircraft designs, as well as better service offerings.
03 Operators and owners
Skywise can be used by owners and operators of commercial aircraft (airlines), helicopters, military aircraft and equipment to improve operational efficiency.