Lufthansa Group has announced it is to use Google Cloud to optimise its operations performance.
The aviation giant will combine previously disparate systems and data feeds into one unified platform on Google Cloud’s infrastructure benefiting from its machine-learning capabilities.
Dr Detlef Kayser, member of the executive board of the Lufthansa Group, said: “By combining Google Cloud’s technology with Lufthansa Group’s operational expertise, we are driving the digitization of our operation even further.
“This will enable us to identify possible flight irregularities even earlier and implement countermeasures at an early stage.”
Areas the collaboration will work on include aircraft rotation, aircraft maintenance, crew assignment and more.
It will provide recommendations to improve passenger punctuality, on-time flights and flight plan adherence in case of disruptions, such as weather events or delays due to airspace congestion.
To support Lufthansa Group in designing and implementing the platform, an onsite Google Cloud team will work with operations and technology experts from Lufthansa Group.
“Through this collaboration, we have a significant opportunity to revolutionise the future of airline operations,” said Thomas Kurian, chief executive of Google Cloud.
“We’re bringing the best of Lufthansa Group and Google Cloud together to solve airlines’ biggest challenges and positively impact the travel experience of the more than 145 million passengers that fly annually with them.”