Panasonic Avionics, Safety Line partner to deliver fuel savings to airlines

Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Safety Line have formed a strategic partnership enabling airlines to benefit from significant fuel savings, the companies said.

Panasonic Weather Solutions (PWS) provides Safety Line with enhanced global weather forecast through real-time weather data collection from its TAMDAR sensors and FlightLink[TM] iridium system.

TAMDAR data provides observations of wind, temperature and moisture every five seconds as TAMDAR-equipped aircraft descend and ascend at nearly 300 airports across North America. It also collects about 3,500 profiles each day from several hundred additional airports located in East Asia, the Pacific and Europe.

Panasonic said airlines can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 percent during ascent, thanks to the company´s patented solution, which uses a combination of machine learning performance models for each individual aircraft, and the computing of optimized climb profiles issued ahead of each flight.

Panasonic Weather Solutions offers atmospheric data collection as well as weather prediction models that run on an 11,000-core supercomputer named Sora. Panasonic partners with governments to enhance public safety as well as with leading corporations in multiple vertical markets to improve operational performance and become more environmentally friendly.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is an inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 4,554 employees and operations in 80 global locations, it has delivered over 8,000 IFE systems and 1,300 inflight connectivity solutions to airlines.

Paris-based Safety Line offers big data software solutions for the safety and efficiency of airline and airport operations with a focus on fuel and CO2 emissions reduction.