Aircraft fleet to be connected to Airbus’ open data platform Skywise
Sri Lankan Airlines and Go Air have signed agreements with Airbus to benefit from the manufacturer’s cloud-based platform Skywise Core.
Go Air, first Indian customer on Skywise, will use the platform to reduce operational interruptions and maximise aircraft utilisation and flight operations. This will benefit the airline’s existing fleet of about 50 aircraft and the future deliveries.
"With the growth of our A320 fleet, we are delighted to join Skywise. We are convinced this digital platform will support our daily operations,” said Mr. Jeh Wadia MD and Acting CEO of GoAir, India.
Skywise will primarily help Sri Lankan Airlines anticipate maintenance tasks for its A320 and A330 fleet, allowing them to track and analyse their operations and performance data. These will benefit the airline’s present fleet of 30 aircraft and those on order.
“We are confident that Sri Lankan Airlines will benefit from Skywise within our current digital transformation,” said Capt. Rajind Ranatunga, Chief Officer Service Delivery.
“We are delighted to see GoAir and Sri Lankan Airlines join the growing number of airlines connected to Skywise. This makes us even more confident in our ability to bring more value to the industry through data sharing, and I would like to thank our valued customers for their forward-looking approach,” said Marc Fontaine, Airbus Digital Transformation Officer.
By using Skywise Core, the airlines will be able to integrate their own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise cloud, so they can store, access, manage, and analyse selected Airbus data together with their own data and global benchmarks without the need for additional infrastructure investments. This resulting value will provide new insights at aircraft, fleet, company, and global levels while allowing the operators to enhance their operations through access to OEM expertise and global fleet context.
Skywise is a key element of Airbus’ ambitious digital transformation. It is an enterprise data platform driving digital collaboration across the aerospace value chain by capturing information from all upstream processes, including design, engineering, manufacturing and maintenance support. Skywise is accelerating digitalisation in aviation by providing players across the sectors with the data and capabilities they need to make better decisions.