Taleris, the aviation services company that helps airlines and cargo carriers optimize flights, maintenance, and aircraft logistics by sifting and analyzing data generated by planes and engines opened its new headquarters in Irving, Texas on April 15.
GE and Accenture launched Taleris in December 2012. The company is using sophisticated modeling software and systems developed by GE and Accenture to help airlines and shippers recover from weather-related disruptions, optimize daily maintenance and scheduling, and keep aircraft in the air. Accenture’s expertise in systems architecture and integration blends GE analytics in customers’ networks.
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The FAA estimates that delays cost airlines more than $8.3 billion in 2010. But Taleris customers can proactively manage disruptions and recovery situations caused by big winter storms, hurricanes, and other events using systems like the SkySolver. The system gathers and crunches the latest available data to rapidly generate optimized and cost-effective recovery solutions during daily operations but also a mean nor’easter blizzard.
The data and analytics allows customers to optimize their crew and aircraft scheduling and location, increase their use, and lower disruption costs by as much as 45 percent, according to benchmark studies. Taleris estimates that SkySolver helps airlines save tens of millions of dollars each year.
A recent GE study estimated that the Industrial Internet, a system connecting people, machines and data, could save airlines more than $30 billion over the next 15 years if it increased fuel savings and improved maintenance by just 1 percent.
There were approximately 21,500 commercial jet aircraft and 43,000 jet engines in service around the world in 2011, making 23 million departures annually. Engine maintenance alone accounts for 43 percent of the total $60 billion annual maintenance bill. But consider that each jet engine contains moving parts such as the turbo fan, compressor and turbine that can be equipped with sensors and monitored separately to improve efficiency and maintenance.