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GE Digital collaborates with Microsoft and Teradata for sustainability solution development

GE Digital collaborates with Microsoft and Teradata for sustainability solution development

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GE Digital has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanditng (MoU) with Microsoft and Teradata to develop a solution designed to reduce carbon emissions. The three companies expect to begin to work together to develop an offering designed to help empower aircraft operators with the tools they need to record, report and reduce emissions – today.

The collaboration brings the software solutions of three leading companies together to target the challenge of reducing aviation emissions. GE Digital provides high-fidelity flight data and fuel efficiency analytics to identify specific opportunities to reduce fuel and emissions. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability enables reporting across aircraft operation stakeholders through its common data model and streamlined data capture via Microsoft Sustainability Manager and a broad array of calculation services. The Teradata Vantage multi-cloud data and analytics platform via Flight Data Link, a solution developed with GE Digital, allows for the integration of additional operational and financial data sources via the airline industry’s data model, as well as powerful analytics to understand root cause of non-adherence to fuel saving opportunities. Bringing these capabilities together can help close the feedback loop with frontline personas outside the direct sphere of influence of the fuel team.

“Sustainability is core to the future of the aviation industry; our ambition is net zero by 2050,” said Andrew Coleman, General Manager of GE Digital’s Aviation Software. “While new technologies are key to achieving that in the long term, we need to make progress now.”

The goal of the future solution will be to support recording, reporting and reducing emissions by breaking down silos with an integrated data model using actual data, not estimates. The new solution is intended to allow users to access a sustainability dashboard for accurate measurement of emissions and savings for Scope One, Two and Three reporting. In addition, the companies intend to deliver self-service analytics to help users leverage predictive, prescriptive and actionable recommendations to make changes within the operation that reduce emissions and influence across the value chain.

“Working with GE Digital will help us lead the pathway to enable sustainability solutions on Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability,” said Elisabeth Brinton, CVP of Sustainability for Microsoft. “Combining GE’s deep aviation expertise with the security, scale and resilience of the Microsoft Cloud will yield powerful insights for airlines to report, record and reduce emissions.”

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