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Digital vision: GE Aviation and CEFA Aviation team up to enable efficient and precise animations for pilots

March 14, 2018
GE Aviation and CEFA Aviation are teaming up to provide customers with a higher fidelity of data for airline flight safety analysis, operational efficiency and pilot training. This recently-announced partnership combines GE’s experience in flight analytics with CEFA Aviation’s expertise in flight data animation.

For the past 18 years, CEFA has enhanced pilot training and flight safety by developing world-leading 3D animation software and services. The solutions developed by its experts recreate flights with high detail and accuracy based on data from aircraft flight recorders.  More than 80 major and regional airlines, cargo operators and investigative authorities on five continents are using their core software, CEFA FAS (Flight Animation System), for pilot training and safety analysis.

“CEFA Aviation’s expertise in flight animation brings a much-needed capability to our existing and new flight data analysis customers,” said John Mansfield, chief digital officer for GE Aviation.  “Both flight data analysis and animation have proven to be extremely successful in the market.  This partnership will allow customers to achieve more precise visualization when we apply a greater level of collaboration between our organizations.”

“We are glad to develop a win-win partnership with a major player in aviation in order to encourage more and more airlines to use flight animation and thus, contributing to make the sky safer,” said Dominique Mineo, CEO and founder of CEFA Aviation.

The high quality, native outputs of GE’s flight analytics allow customers to gain a unique and powerful perspective on their operations.  Utilizing flight animations with GE’s flight data analysis will enable more efficient and precise creation of high-quality animations for determining root causes of operational issues and communicating operational and training issues to pilots.

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