Think you can change the future of flight?
Did you know airlines are constantly looking for ways to make flights more efficient? From gate conflicts to operational challenges to air traffic management, the dynamics of a flight can change quickly and lead to costly delays.
There is good news. Advancements in real-time big data analysis are changing the course of flight as we know it. Imagine if the pilot could augment their decision-making process with “real time business intelligence,”—information available in the cockpit that would allow them to adjust and improve their flight patterns.
GE recently completed Flight Quest Phase 1 and awarded the 5 top winners a total of $250,000 for their algorithms that increase aviation efficiency through a 40% improvement in the predicted flight arrival time. The winning predictive algorithms from the first phase will be used to create a simulation in the second phase of the Quest with the ultimate goal of GE developing an onboard flight management application. The second phase of Flight Quest is a challenge to recommend the best flight strategy for flights already in the air - recommending the best route to reduce cost, avoid bad weather, and get to destinations on time. Better decisions in flight mean passengers can plan their days better, ground crews have less wait time, and flights consume less fuel.
The winners from Phase 2 will receive a total prize pool of $250,000 from GE.
Phase 2 of the Flight Quest will be launched on 6/30/13. Please sign up below if you would like to receive information about this upcoming Quest.