Mexican carrier Aeromexico will use the IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite as part of its flight operations platforms.
The software suite provides a tool to monitor, anticipate, plan, and respond to the potential impact of extreme weather events on air operations,
It has been designed to raise safety measures and the efficiency of flight operations for the ultimate benefit of its customers and employees.
Aeromexico’s use of the IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite, in partnership with Xatrix, is a notable example of how technology and artificial intelligence are being leveraged to enhance the safety and efficiency of airline operations in the face of increasing extreme weather events.
Technology and Climate Risk Analysis
The IBM Environmental Intelligence Suite is a technological tool that allows Aeromexico to monitor, anticipate, plan, and respond to the potential impact of extreme weather events on its air operations.
It utilizes artificial intelligence to provide climate risk analysis, which is crucial for the airline’s safety measures and operational efficiency.
Weather Information and Geospatial Data
The technology offers access to weather information and geospatial data for the more than 100 routes that Aeromexico operates in Mexico and globally.
This data includes insights into conditions like wind, rain, lightning, and other weather phenomena, enabling better decision-making for flight planning.
Alerts for Current and Expected Conditions
The system issues alerts based on current and expected weather conditions.
These alerts help Aeromexico make informed operational decisions, such as takeoffs, landings, flight routes, and ground operations, in order to enhance safety and efficiency.
Rising Impact of Adverse Weather Conditions
The uptake of this technology is in keeping with the Global Economic Forum’s 2023 Global Risks Report, which identifies extreme weather events and natural disasters as one of the most serious global risks in the coming years.
The report mentions that adverse weather conditions impacting businesses are on the rise. As such, it benefits aviation operators to take a proactive approach in equipping themselves with such operational risk management technology appropriately.
Importance of Technology in Managing Climate Risk
Manuel Gonzalez del Yerro, Sustainability Software Leader for IBM Latin America, highlights the deep connection between the future of business and the environment.
He emphasizes that technology is providing businesses with a better understanding of climate and its potential impacts, and Aeromexico’s trust in IBM’s technology is a source of pride in managing climate risk.
Aeromexico’s Vice President of Technical Flight Operations, Diego Convalia, mentions that the technology complements the airline’s modern aircraft, crew expertise, and air traffic control services.
It assists in making decisions related to takeoffs, landings, flight routes, and ground operations, contributing to an elevated flying experience for customers.
Aeromexico has its main hub at Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Asia, and Europe.
The Group’s operating fleet is comprised of Boeing 787 and 737 jet airliners and Embraer 190 models.
Aeromexico is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which celebrated its 23rd anniversary and serves 184 countries with its 19 SkyTeam airline partners.
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