The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is the trend in today’s market. Some predict our future can be over such devices which can communicate with another. The surprising thing is that if you ask around, there are not many who would know about IoT. Mostly, the ones who know about IoT are considered as the tech-geeks. IoT has done a lot of improvement in our daily life. We have noticed the IoT is doing wonders and everything is connected on ground but is it really? And what about things in air, Are they connected too? Yes, it is. The IoT is changing the aviation industry by increasing the efficiency operations, transportation, fuel efficiency and customer services.
How Iot can be helpful in Air?
Air planes or Jet engines can safe us from great sum of money by the data collection through engine. It can be helpful in multiple other ways too. Most importantly, it increases the fuel efficiency by keeping the journey as cheap as possible that consequently benefits the customers and airline business.
Let’s look at few steps which can help us understand IoT concepts in management and operations.
Programs like SESAR and NextGen in airspace creates the connectivity and flow of data to enhance the efficiency. These operations are more environment friendly and help creates the flight path efficient, which benefits the airline customer service as it reduces the taking off and landing on time. In short, it can generate good revenue for the business.
The IoT will play an important role in aviation industry. This technology will help in tracking baggage, climate control, flight delays and customer service issues. According to the statistics around 86% of airlines think that the future lies in Iot and it will create huge impact in allover aviation industry. Let’s look at few areas where Iot is already applied.
Iot was first operated in London city Airport in 2013. It was initially on pilot and soon fully deployed. By, IoT the tracking is easily done by sensor, Wi-Fi/3G and also provide location. That means it can be helpful in monitoring the situation.
It launches an entertainment services to provide passengers a 3D experience that too in 360° cinematic video format. There are multiple Qantas products that provides the latest inflight movies and destinations.
It partnered with Microsoft to develop engine intelligent. Here, the data is collected from multiple sensors within the engine to control air traffic, restrictions, and fuel. In this engine, technologies like Cortana intelligence and Azure provide description on engine faults.
Jet blue Automates Check In
Jet blue has automate its work by using IoT. Once the customer is done with booking, they will receive ticket and seat number a day before taking off. Also, the passengers can chose their seats according to their preferences.
In short, this transformation in the airline industry is making it flawless. IoT create impact not only on the airline’s efficiency but also on customers, making the airline business more revenue generating and protective at the same time.