- Boeing and SparkCognition have teamed up to create SkyGrid, a new DLT-based aviation software platform
- The platform will improve upon unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to make aviation processes more efficient and safe
A new firm, SkyGrid, will be launched as a collaboration between Boeing and SparkCognition.
The new firm will be based in Texas, USA, and will work towards the integration of passenger and cargo air vessels into the global airspace.
The system will make use of a number of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, data analytics and blockchain technology to create a more safe and efficient system.
The platform will improve upon unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) and will allow users to perform a variety of operations using UAS such as package delivery, industrial inspections, and emergency assistance.
“SkyGrid is building the digital infrastructure that will make safe, seamless commercial and personal transport possible for billions of people around the world,” said Steve Nordlund, Vice President.
Details About the Project
The project aims to improve the efficiency of air travel and will do so with various technologies.
“SkyGrid merges expertise in AI, blockchain, security, and aviation to deliver breakthrough technological advancements for the rapidly-growing urban aerial mobility industry,” said Amir Husain, CEO of SkyGrid.
The primary target of this software will be large-scale air vessel applications. The use of blockchain and AI reduces the chances of error and makes sure the information being stored is secure.
“By offering scalable and robust capabilities in a single, integrated framework, SkyGrid will make large-scale air vehicle applications more practical and accessible,” Husian said.
Flight and Blockchain
Air travel is one of the most complex industries and deals with a large amount of information.
In recent times, blockchain technology has found a wider application in air travel.
Hubs that accept cryptocurrency have also sprung up around the world.
However, these projects have been geared more towards the leisure aspect of air travel.
SkyGrid, on the other hand, is more focused on improving the processes behind air travel and making the information for accessible and secure.
There is also a greater emphasis on safety and reducing the margin of error.
Whether for leisure or practicality purposes, the application of blockchain in the aviation industry cannot be ignored.