Zhejiang Loong Airlines and GE Aviation Sign Digital Solutions Agreement
HANGZHOU, China — Zhejiang Loong Airlines (Loong Air) today has signed an agreement with GE Aviation to extend the current collaboration in digital. Under this agreement, GE Aviation will provide the flight analytics Event Measurement System (EMS) and professional services to enhance flight safety, optimize operational efficiency and reduce operational cost for the airline’s fleet.
"Loong Air has built up a long-term cooperation with GE Aviation,” said Qihong Liu, Chairman of Zhejiang Loong Airlines. "It has always been our goal to be the leader of digital and information technology in the civil aviation industry. We will count on the technical advantages and professional service provided by GE Aviation to accelerate our rapid development."
GE Aviation’s flight analytics is a highly comprehensive flight data processing system providing unparalleled functionality, accuracy, and speed. The system can integrate disparate data sources, including flight data, weather, navigation, flight plans, and other operational data, and uses a powerful analytics engine to extract valuable insights for airline customers. Leveraging this system, GE Aviation’s digital team in China will also provide professional analytics services of flight risk, operation efficiency and maintenance.
“The sophisticated flight analytics, together with the local team’s experience will enable our customers to better manage operations with data-driven solutions,” said John Mansfield, chief digital officer for GE Aviation.
“GE established a strong relationship with Loong Air from the very beginning,” said Weiming Xiang, vice president of GE and president of GE Aviation Greater China. “Loong Air is also one of the early customers of our digital solutions in China and we are truly excited to further expand this connection.”
Loong Air and GE Aviation started their relationship in 2012 and extended into digital collaboration in 2015, when the airline selected GE Aviation’s Flight Efficiency Services to provide flight data analytics and fuel management. As one of the fastest growing airlines in China, Loong Air has a total of more than 70 aircraft in-service and on order, 100% powered by CFM/LEAP engines. CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
About Zhejiang Loong Airlines
As the only Zhejiang based airline, Zhejiang Loong Airlines has full international and domestic passenger and cargo licenses and operates more than 170 domestic and international passenger and cargo routes, covering major and medium-sized cities in China and Southeast Asia. With the goal of "based on Zhejiang, flying all over the country and going to the world", Zhejiang Loong Airlines firmly adheres to the principle that "Focus on quality to achieve high speed development" and becomes a rising star in the civil aviation industry. At present, the company is committed to actively explore new business models such as Internet + aviation. Driven by innovation and diversity, Zhejiang Loong Airlines aims to be a leader among emerging airlines.
About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines, avionics, digital solutions and electrical power systems for aircraft. GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com/digital
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