World-first flight data app developed in Australia for the world

Qantas pilots and GE Aviation have developed a new flight data application (app), FlightPulse, that provides pilots with data to help them fly more efficiently and help reduce carbon emissions, the companies said.

FlightPulse, the first fully commercialized product to be developed with mobile services from GE´s Predix platform, uses recorded aircraft data and smart analytics to enable pilots to securely access their individual operational efficiency metrics and trends.

Qantas Head of Fleet Operations, Captain Mike Galvin said FlightPulse provides pilots with valuable information that was previously only available in aggregate or used by analysts.

Qantas was also the launch customer for GE Aviation´s Digital Collaboration Center in Austin, Texas late last year. Through the partnership, data scientists, software developers and architects from GE and Qantas work together to distill some of the trillions of data points produced by the aviation sector annually into solutions that can achieve greater fleet intelligence and operational insights.

GE has similar centers in Dubai, Shanghai and Paris to connect data, customers, developers and Predix, GE´s edge-to-cloud operating system built exclusively for the industrial world. Predix is powering innovative Industrial Internet apps that turn operational data into insight for better and faster decision making.

GE is the world´s Digital Industrial company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” where each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect.

Founded in regional Queensland in 1920 — as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services — Qantas is one of Australia´s most iconic brands and has played a central role in the development of the Australian and international aviation industry.