The challenge of unlocking connected aircraft big data: an Air France case study

We are in the era of aircraft big data. Over the past 60 years, the volume of data generated by aircraft has rocketed from five parameters in 1958 to 200,000 today – a staggering increase of nearly four million percent.

Airlines increasingly rely on aircraft data to enhance operational efficiencies. To do this, they require effective data management solutions to fully understand their aircraft data and ensure safer operations, on-time departures and arrivals, and improve customer satisfaction. Indeed, SITAONAIR experts estimate that airlines can sometimes lose up to a quarter (25%) of their aircraft data due to poor management.

SITAONAIR’s data management experts have developed e-Aircraft® DataCapture, an air-to-ground aircraft data management service to address this challenge.

This ‘virtual black box’ flight recording solution has been crafted in conjunction with Air France, one of the world’s biggest airline names, for automatic aircraft data collection.

By connecting the right aircraft data to the experts at the airline who need it, airline analysts will automatically receive key aircraft data, on time, from their whole connected fleet. This enables them to make the right decision as soon as possible, and improve their airline’s overall operational effectiveness.

Read all about our e-Aircraft® DataCapture Air France case study