Plane Manufacturer Boeing and Cloud Giant Microsoft Partner on Digital Aviation

August 13, 2016
Plane Manufacturer Boeing and Cloud Giant Microsoft Partner on Digital Aviation
Plane manufacturer Boeing and cloud giant Microsoft have partnered on digital aviation. Boeing, which has headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, United States, is recognized as the world's largest aerospace company and is also involved in the manufacturer of defense, space and security systems. The partnership will see Boeing transition its “extensive portfolio of digital solutions” to Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft, which has headquarters in Redmond, Washington, United States, is a major cloud player and has recently become involved in ‘Big Data’ solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Aside from Azure, Microsoft will leverage solutions like ‘Cortana Intelligence’ and the ‘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,” explained the Director of Advanced Information Solutions at Boeing’s Digital Aviation division, Andrew Gendreau. “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.”

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