Delta | April 23, 2020
Delta and United have reported their first quarterly losses in more than five years. Their competitors are also expected to release dismal results in the coming weeks. The next few months look even more painful for the sector as the coronavirus pandemic saps air travel demand during what is normally the most lucrative time of year.
Air travel has dropped by more than 95% as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the U.S. Now, states hard-hit by the pandemic like New York are extending stay-at-home advisories for the next several weeks and canceling events through June in New York City, a sign that business isn’t even close to returning to normal yet. Bleak economic data and a rising unemployment rate are increasing doubts about when travelers will return.
GE Digital | July 05, 2021
GE Digital announced that it has joined the aviation Digital Alliance, an expanding collaboration launched in 2019 by Airbus and Delta TechOps. These aviation industry leaders are combining their respective industry expertise in digital analytics, aircraft systems, airline and maintenance operations, and fleet availability to provide cost savings, network efficiencies, and increased fleet availability to the 140 commercial aviation operators worldwide who are already using Skywise Core.
GE Digital contributes best-in-class predictive analytics software and extensive aerospace systems engineering expertise to Airbus' Skywise cloud-based open data platform and Delta's operational and maintenance excellence and associated predictive models. Airlines will benefit from cross-fleet health monitoring and diagnostics, reliability analysis, and predictive maintenance analytics with GE Digital's expanded analytics capabilities and systems portfolio spanning Airbus and non-Airbus OEM aircraft. By quickly predicting potential in-service problems across their entire aircraft fleets, airlines will minimize operational delays and expedite maintenance decisions.
The integrated capabilities will digitally change airline operations by improving collaboration between operators' maintenance control centers (MCC) and engineering and reliability teams and breaking down current information silos.
About GE Digital
By putting industrial data to work, GE Digital transforms how our customers tackle their most difficult problems. With industrial software that provides revolutionary business results, our goal is to offer simplicity, speed, and scalability to digital transformation operations. The product portfolio of GE Digital includes grid optimization and analytics, asset and operations performance management, and manufacturing processes and automation assist industrial companies in the utility, power generation, oil and gas, aviation, and manufacturing sectors in changing the way industry works.
Iridium Communications Inc. | September 23, 2020
Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced SKYTRAC as the newest aviation Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) for the Iridium Certus 9810 transceiver. Already an Iridium Certus service provider, SKYTRAC will now be able to both manufacture equipment and provide service to customers across the aviation industry.