The airline industry has always been known for creating a lot of data and for airline companies the potential benefits when applying big data correctly are tremendous. From the moment a customer books a flight until the moment the airplane is in the air, data is continuously being created and this data can be turned into information to improve your travel journey and improve revenue for the airline companies. Not only the airline companies generate exabytes of data, also airports around the world start to see the vast possibilities that lie ahead with big data.
When airplanes are connected in real time with sensors to a control centre on the ground, they can analyse the data streams that flow from these sensors and signal when maintenance is required. Etihad Airways uses complex algorithms to collect and analyse the vast amounts of data that are generated in real-time by the sensors present on their planes.