The partners expect to start collaborating to develop an offering that can help empower aircraft operators with the required tools for recording, reporting, and reducing emissions


GE, Microsoft, and Teradata partner to help the aviation industry in reducing emissions. (Credit: Lars Nissen from Pixabay)

GE Digital is joining forces with Microsoft and multi-cloud data platform company Teradata to develop a sustainability solution for the aviation industry to reduce carbon emissions.

In this connection, the parties had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which was revealed by GE Digital at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK.

The three firms expect to start collaborating to build an offering that can help empower aircraft operators with the required tools for recording, reporting, and reducing emissions.

GE Digital aviation software general manager Andrew Coleman said: “Sustainability is core to the future of the aviation industry; our ambition is net zero by 2050.

“While new technologies are key to achieving that in the long term, we need to make progress now. We have the data and solutions that can help the industry make strides by leveraging data airlines already have.”

GE Digital will offer high fidelity flight data and analytics related to fuel efficiency to understand specific opportunities for cutting down fuel and emissions.

Microsoft with its Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability solution will facilitate reporting across aircraft operation stakeholders. This will be through its common data model and optimised data capture by using Microsoft Sustainability Manager and a range of calculation services.

Teradata will provide the partnership with its Vantage multi-cloud data and analytics platform through the Flight Data Link solution it had developed with GE Digital. This will enable the integration of more operational and financial data sources through the data model of airline industry along with powerful analytics for understanding the basic cause of non-adherence to opportunities in fuel saving.

Teradata worldwide alliances and partners SVP Lisa Stewart said: “The aviation industry is working hard to reduce its impact on the environment and encouraging new technologies in their effort to reach net zero by 2050.

“Data has always been a cornerstone of aviation and now airlines are looking for ways to leverage data to improve efficiencies. Teradata is proud to join GE Digital and Microsoft in building capabilities to measure the industry’s sustainability efforts and accelerate the elimination of carbon emissions.”