All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be the launch customer for Boeing’s ‘Insight Accelerator’ (IA), a new cloud-based digital solution employing artificial intelligence to improve operational efficiency and avoid high impact service disruptions.
While the latest generation of commercial airplanes generate a large amount of flight data, many operators lack the infrastructure to manage and leverage the information, Boeing noted. IA uses out-of-the-box algorithms to sort and detect anomalies and create alerts to enable airlines to take proactive maintenance and repair action and prevent unscheduled delays.
“There are many products on the market for flight data analytics but Insight Accelerator is the most effective tool for our aircraft operation,” commented All Nippon Airways manager of planning & administration, engineering Manubu Tono. “It’s very innovative, and meets our primary goal of leveraging features in flight data that indicate a system failure before it happens.”
Boeing Global Services’ vice president of digital aviation solutions Duane Wehking commented: “IA’s built-in artificial intelligence, guided exploration and powerful visualisations allow airlines to investigate flight and maintenance data, identify trends and discover insights – all without specialised coding or programming skills. This is an easy-to-use solution that will provide value to airlines from day one.”