AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
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.
“FlightPulse was designed by pilots for pilots. As a result, the
information accessible on this platform helps them understand the
operational efficiency of their flight.
“It provides pilots with flight data in a very visual way, allowing them
to see first hand the amount of fuel used at different stages of a
flight and how they can help to reduce carbon emissions,” he said.
John Mansfield, vice president and chief digital officer for GE
Aviation, said Qantas understands the value of using data across their
“We are delighted to build on our long-standing partnership with Qantas
and work together to transform flight efficiency with this world-first
“Qantas is a great example of Australian innovation at its best,
constantly at the forefront of finding better ways to enhance their
operations. Through close collaboration, we were able to develop a
solution for the industry that connects pilots with individualized
operational efficiency data for the first time.”
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.
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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.
Today the Qantas Group is a diverse global aviation business, comprising
Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar low-cost carrier
group and Qantas Loyalty.
In total, the Qantas Group operates more than 7,300 flights each week
and, together with its codeshare and oneworld partners, offers
flights to more than 1000 destinations around the world.
The Qantas Group’s fleet numbers almost 300 aircraft with an average age
of around seven years – the youngest in two decades – including the
acclaimed Qantas A380 and the Jetstar Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Qantas is ranked the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com, and
holds many major awards for service, food and wine, technology and
The Qantas Group carries more than 50 million passengers each year and
employs around 30,000 people.