SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Boeing announced Thursday that Aireon, the provider of space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) services, will deliver its flight data stream to the company.
Boeing will use the stream to expand its data analytics capabilities to further strengthen commercial air travel safety.
Aireon will provide historical aircraft data and near real-time aircraft event data via its AireonINSIGHTS product for select Boeing airplane programs, the announcement said.
As part of its implementation of an enterprise Safety Management System (SMS), Boeing will integrate the ADS-B data into its safety analytics tools. Through the use of data science and data analytics, the information will deliver insights to proactively identify hazards and monitor emerging safety trends, the company said.
"We are investing in a data stream that can be transformed into safety intelligence," said Vishwa Uddanwadiker, Boeing vice president of Aerospace Safety Analytics. "We are adding this to our data analytics ecosystem to help predict and prevent safety risks, while identifying other opportunities to strengthen our Safety Management System."
"With this integration, Boeing will have data to provide a full operational view of its fleet, and we are excited to partner with them," said Don Thoma, Aireon CEO. ■