Big data bringing significant gains in operational performance for easyJet’s fleet. easyJet has signed a five year agreement with Airbus to provide Predictive Maintenance services for its entire fleet approaching 300 aircraft.

The technology relies on Airbus' Skywise data platform which will allow easyJet's engineers to intervene early and replace parts before the component's failure, thereby preventing passengers from experiencing delays and cancellations.

The new technology builds on extensive trials of the Skywise platform allowing easyJet to remove components before faults occur, thus enabling more flights to operate on schedule. Skywise can now analyse data from other components on easyJet's aircraft thanks to the installation of Airbus' newly released flight operations and maintenance exchanger FOMAX - which collects 60 times more data than existing systems.  The new equipment will be fitted on easyJet's fleet by summer 2019. 

Airbus launched the Skywise aviation data platform at the 2017 Paris Air Show, in collaboration with Palantir Technologies - pioneers in big-data integration and advanced analytics. Building on the announcement in February 2018 that some 1,000 aircraft were to be connected, Skywise aims to become the platform of reference used by all major aviation players to improve their operational performance and business results and to support their own digital transformation.