Singapore Airlines ties up with NUS, 3 others to strengthen capacity

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Monday said it would collaborate with four organisations to strengthen its technological capabilities.

The city-state's flagship airline announced partnerships with the National University of Singapore (NUS), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Economic Development Board (EDB) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), under SIA's digital innovation blueprint.

SIA has started building a dedicated digital innovation office that will develop new digital capabilities, including data analytics and artificial intelligence, as well as drive the development and adoption of digital solutions across the entire SIA group, it said in a statement.

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Besides strengthening its in-house digital capabilities, SIA said it is also partnering our research institutes and universities to undertake joint research and development.

SIA will collaborate with A*STAR to develop predictive maintenance solutions for critical components in aircrafts.

"This partnership leverages A*STAR's expertise in data analytics to glean insights from aircraft maintenance data and anticipate when specific components need to be fixed or replaced. This would increase dispatch reliability and ensure that airline operations continue uninterrupted," Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines, said in a statement.

The airline aims to develop smart solutions that help lower maintenance costs, reduce aircraft delays, and help SIA in enhancing service standards.

This article was first published on January 29, 2018