GE seems to be successfully exploiting its Predix platform for cloud-based data collection, storage and analysis. VJ Singh, executive director of Fleet Support for GE Aviation, says Predix now has more than 600 customers and GE uses it to monitor 35,000 engines.
Moreover, “we have more than a hundred apps running on Predix across all of GE’s businesses and are seeing strong customer adoption of the platform,” Singh notes.
And more apps are being added frequently. For airlines that can provide continuous engine operating data, GE is developing a Flight Phase Analyzer in collaboration with customers.
The aim is to enhance operational efficiency in new ways with more and finer data on taxiing, takeoffs, climbs, cruises and ground idles. The app takes into account differences in fleets, routes and flight durations.
Another new app on Predix was developed by flydubai and GE. It addresses network operations and helps the carrier minimize the effects of delays, gives pilots a better understanding of operations and optimizes revenue. The app was activated at flydubai in late June.