smartsky networks collaborates with snowflake software

April 1, 2019

The continued growth of available aviation data has software developers and service providers clamoring to deliver innovative services, optimize operations and improve the inflight experience. SmartSky Networks’ open marketplace for shared data and services, Skytelligence™, powers this transformation by eliminating the need for multiple contracts, complex integrations, and high upfront capital costs. Snowflake Software has provided secured data access to the latest fused and validated aviation data from its Laminar Data Hub cloud platform through Skytelligence. This access allows application developers to rapidly deploy and simplify the creation and support of aviation-based applications.  

“SmartSky is leading aviation’s digital transformation with Skytelligence, providing an invaluable marketplace for Snowflake to showcase and deliver its API and data services to a broader aviation app developer community,” said Ian Painter, Snowflake Software CEO. “Skytelligence not only allows us to deliver services over any network, it enables our APIs and data services to power the next generation of connected aircraft applications.”

Through comprehensive data ownership and privacy controls, Skytelligence promotes and enables widespread access to external data and algorithms across platforms which had previously remained elusive due to the lack of standards and inflexibility of legacy aviation IT systems. This lack of common standards results in extensive normalization efforts increasing both the time and cost for application developers getting to market. Skytelligence accelerates innovation through efficient access to the industry’s leading APIs and data, enabling application developers and service providers to capture new revenue opportunities and reduce costs through enhanced passenger experiences and optimized operations.  

“Providing access to Snowflake’s Laminar Data Hub through Skytelligence supports our goal of connecting the aviation ecosystem to an integrated set of public, private and proprietary data, as well as services through the network-independent software framework,” said Brit Wanick, SmartSky Network’s vice president of digital solutions partnerships. “Now the brightest minds in the aviation community are empowered to build applications that transform the flying experience, mitigating flight delays and minimizing maintenance costs.”