Cathay Pacific to deploy GE Aviation flight analytics

Cathay Pacific has selected GE Aviation in a five-year agreement to implement GE’s Event Measurement System (EMS) for flight analytics and the FlightPulse pilot app.
Cathay Pacific IT systemsCathay Pacific will deploy digital technologies across various fleet types in Cathay Pacific Group in September as well as the pilot community later in 2020. The agreement includes Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon and Air Hong Kong.

Mark Hoey, GM Operations with Cathay Pacific, said: “It is vital to have a flight analytics system that can easily adapt to our policies and procedures. The good connectivity of the GE EMS system reduces the system migration effort, enables interaction with our corporate BI tool and maintains continuity to our users.”

“The system flexibility and extensive library of measurements, parameters and events reduce the efforts in measuring and monitoring new best practices. After a substantial trial period with EMS, we concluded that it was the best fit for our requirements,” Mark Hoey said.

FlightPulse mobile app uses aircraft data and advanced flight data analytics to enable pilots to securely access their own flying metrics and trends. FlightPulse can be used to optimize efficiency, reduce operational risk and improve pilot awareness.

“We’re merging multiple data sources, building on a comprehensive set of analytics and expanding with FlightPulse to help pilots fly more efficiently and reduce carbon emissions,” Andrew Coleman, senior vice president and general manager of GE Aviation’s Digital Group, said.

GE Aviation’s flight analytics service uses flight data generated by the aircraft and merges it with the airline’s operational data. It applies data management and analytics technology to help Cathay Pacific manage their aircraft operations and assets, providing insight into efficiency, flight safety, engineering and maintenance.

The FlightPulse tailored information for individual crew members enables Cathay’s pilots to conduct their own analyses and compare themselves with their peers. The report allows them to review their fuel planning, collaborate on focus areas and drive behavior changes.