Increase in flight data analytics transforms predictive safety for aviation sector

World Aviation Safety Summit 2019 to advise industry on impact of digitalisation, AI and predictive safety for global sector

Aviation Safety & Environment Sector’s executive director, Khalid Al Arif at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation Safety & Environment Sector’s executive director, Khalid Al Arif at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

The impact of increasing flight data analytics and digitalisation will be a key topic of debate at the World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS) 2019.

The event, which is being hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is returning to the emirate this year for its seventh edition.

Taking place on 9 and 10 December, WASS 2019 will advise how use of data is vital in real-time and how data management has moved from a responsive function into being a core planning and prevention tool - transforming the way safety is approached by airlines and aircraft manufacturers.

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Industry leaders will showcase trends on the collection, analysis and sharing of safety data and how this is evolving across the world. They will look at how analysis of millions of data points on board aircraft leads to the successful prevention of incidents and effective management of threats and hazards.

When aircraft health and performance data is sent to on the ground controls in real-time, it makes predictive maintenance easier and turn-arounds faster. This also allows more regular and faster aircraft position reporting, enabling a greater number of planes to fly safely in the same airspace.

An industry example of this is Airbus’ ‘safety process’ which manages all potential identified safety risks on more than 10,000 commercial aircraft. This process is now reinforced to include use of digitalisation technologies, enabling a big-data approach to monitoring and analysis of aircraft safety.

Aviation Safety & Environment Sector’s executive director, Khalid Al Arif at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said: "The World Aviation Safety Summit provides our industry with an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in digitalistion, big data and predictive safety. These technologies are advancing rapidly and it’s important that we understand how they can be used to ensure improved safety with the sector. We are looking forward to welcoming global experts from across different markets for the seventh edition of the Summit.”

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