Microsoft and Boeing today announced a new collaboration in which they will be transitioning Boeing’s extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft Azure. Also, Boeing will make use of Azure services like Cortana Intelligence and Azure IoT Suite to improve commercial aviation by enhancing factors like predictive aircraft maintenance, fuel optimization, airline systems and the overall cabin passenger experience.
“Boeing is working together with Microsoft, a leader in the technology space, to bring innovative operational efficiency solutions to global aviation customers,” explains Andrew Gendreau, the director of advanced information solutions in Boeing’s Digital Aviation division. “Boeing brings in their deep subject matter expertise, complimented by Microsoft’s deep technical expertise, and together we’ll be bringing new, innovative customer solutions to market.”
“Who should care about this announcement?” jokes Nathaniel Crook, Microsoft’s director of enterprise sales in the Pacific Northwest. “Anyone who has sat on a runway during a maintenance delay for longer than five minutes.”
This new deal will enable airlines to solve business challenges by becoming more adaptive, innovative and intelligence-driven.
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