Southwest Airlines picks GE analytics help reduce operating costs

Southwest Airlines said it has selected GE´s Flight Efficiency Analytics to support its fleet of nearly 700 Boeing 737 aircraft.

GE will add analytics for a more comprehensive service with greater operational efficiency where GE already provides Flight Operational Quality Assurance (eFOQA) analytics and crew recovery solutions to tackle airline optimization challenges across the business.

“GE´s Flight Efficiency collects data generated by the aircraft and applies proprietary techniques that use historic intelligence to help drive airline business strategies,” said Alan Caslavka, president of Avionics & Digital Systems for GE Aviation. “Aircraft performance analytics are used to reveal patterns, transforming data into actionable insights that improve operations.”

In addition to providing Flight Data Management and Flight Operational Quality Assurance services, GE Aviation´s Flight Analytics System will deliver their Fuel Management Solution, which will include the evaluation and analysis of flight and operational data to identify and prioritize fuel savings opportunities and enable a platform for fuel management analytics.

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