Skywise

The Skywise platform, provided by Airbus and powered by Palantir, is enabling the digital transformation of the aviation value chain. It connects manufacturers, suppliers, and airline operators in a single data ecosystem, and provides integrated analytical tooling for each to run their operations. Leading airlines with both Airbus and mixed fleets are using Skywise to get the most value from their data—they're experiencing fewer delays, operating at lower costs, and improving the passenger experience.

Historically, airlines have had to navigate siloed systems for maintenance, flight management, aircraft monitoring and safety, and other critical workflows. Troubleshooting was manual and time-consuming, and critical sources such as sensor data were impossible to wrangle given their scale and complexity. At every decision point—from identifying the root cause of an ongoing issue to scheduling a part replacement—airlines had no way to capture their learnings and use them to inform the future.



Bring data onboard.

Skywise, an integrated data management and analytics platform, allows operators to break down traditional data silos and connect their operational, maintenance, and aircraft data with existing Airbus data in the platform. As a format- and scale-agnostic platform with data integration at its core, Skywise brings together an airline's massive-scale sensor data, maintenance system, aircraft schedules, passenger bookings, and more into a single data foundation. With that in place, Skywise offers a diverse analytical suite for operators to make sense of that data in both code-free and code-based environments.

“We want to become a technology airline, and we are thrilled by what we see. Skywise will enable us to reach new insights into the operation of our aircraft; optimize our maintenance, engineering, and flight options decision-making; and reduce our costs.”
— Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO

By centralizing their operations into a single platform and collaborating with Airbus on critical in-service issues, airlines are using Skywise to optimize their operations and prevent problems before they happen. They're reducing the number of delays, lowering operating costs, and improving the passenger experience.

With access to integrated data from massive-scale sensor data, maintenance systems, aircraft schedules, passenger bookings, and more in Skywise, airlines are:

  • Reducing resolution time for multi-year Major In-Service Problems (MISPs) by 20x or more and prevent future technical delays
  • Identifying previously unknown defect patterns and easily eliminating false positives
  • Avoiding costly part replacements and recovering millions of dollars in claims with automated warranty tracking
  • Minimizing the impact of flight schedule changes and aircraft swaps across complex fleets and networks
  • Automating regulatory reporting processes, turning month-long workflows into a series of clicks

For more information, check out the initial Skywise announcement, and updates on market traction and momentum.