Alaska Airlines and Airspace Intelligence announced on Tuesday the signing of a multi-year contract for the use of Flyways A
Alaska Airlines and Airspace Intelligence announced on Tuesday the signing of a multi-year contract for the use of Flyways AI, a platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to assist dispatchers in making flight operations more efficient and sustainable by optimizing routes and improving the predictability and flow of airline traffic.
"The use of an AI-powered flight monitoring and routing platform that aids in critical decisions is a first in the U.S. air transportation industry," Alaska Airlines said. According to the announcement, the platform allows the airline and its employees to plan the most efficient routes by giving dispatchers new tools to make informed decisions quickly.
Using machine-learning models of the National Airspace System, Flyways predicts future scenarios and manages exceptions network-wide by processing millions of data inputs quickly and with even greater precision, the announcement said.
"Flyways AI has transformed how Alaska Airlines approaches route planning and optimization, enabling our highly skilled dispatchers to work even smarter to deliver the safest and most efficient routes to our pilots, saving time and carbon emissions, mitigating congestion and creating a better experience for our guests," said Diana Birkett Rakow, vice president of public affairs and sustainability for Alaska Airlines.
The commitment to a continued partnership comes after an initial six-month trial program, during which Alaska's dispatchers used the new AI-powered flight prediction information to help them plan, monitor, and make recommendations for rerouting flights to avoid issues like congested airspace and bad weather.