Cirium Sky is an Aviation Data Warehouse that helps you analyze data to make your company more efficient, reducing costs and risk while discovering new opportunities. Cirium Sky excels over its competitors by unifying aviation data and analytics in one place with a breadth, history, and timeliness of data that is unmatched.
Better data for better outcomes
Trusted by IATA, Rolls Royce, GCAA, Vueling, Alaska Airlines, and other aviation industry leaders. Cirium Sky provides a single source of truth for efficient and effective business planning and operations for airlines, airports, finance companies, maintenance providers, travel distributors or equipment manufacturers.
Solve complex business and data infrastructure challenges
Data Management as a Service (DMaaS)
Minimize data acquisition, ETL, and management expenses while concentrating on using data to drive the business.
Out-of-the-box aviation analytics
Derive insights and discover hidden answers by fusing multiple internal and external data sets.
Enable digital transformation
Democratize data and enable a data-driven decision culture with easy access to the aviation industry’s most-trusted aviation analytics.
Scale decision making
Feed your enterprise applications or use existing BI tools to visualize data and discover opportunities faster.
Complete data flexibility
AWS-hosted and Cirium-managed, but portable to other cloud platforms, Cirium Sky is the Aviation Data Warehouse enabling customers to view, fuse and customize the specific insights they need. Cirium Sky provides the most comprehensive data and analytics from 35 million flights annually, almost 1,000 airlines, over 300 unique aircraft types and 400,000 aircraft records representing over 97% of flights globally and encompassing million of updates every day.
With Cirium Sky, you get the best of Cirium’s data portfolio which can be combined with your own organizational data. Leveraging the power and scalability of AWS S3 and Redshift, the platform provides complete flexibility to enable customers to integrate, interact, and explore the data regardless of your technology stack via SQL, ODBC, JDBC or Python. Connect Cirium Sky easily to data visualization, BI and ML tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, Looker, QuickSight, Spotfire and more.
Use Cirium-hosted data storage and compute resources directly or leverage Cirium Sky as a data source to enrich existing data initiatives.
Cirium Sky now provides direct data access to the most authoritative and independent emissions and fuel burn data.
Based on hundreds of factors unique to the aircraft and flight:
Actual flight and taxi times
Aircraft/engine type and age, and ‘winglet’ equipage
Aircraft operating empty weight and assumed cargo tonnage
Assumed passenger load
Data is provided at an aircraft, flight and route level to enable unparalleled level on analysis. Cirium Sky also provides access to next generation Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) data for eVTOL aircraft that will shape the sustainable future of aviation for years to comes.
Supporting resilient scheduling and reliable operations Get a 360-degree view of flights to quickly discover actionable insights backed by a wealth of planning and operational data and context. Cirium Sky data enables airline and airports to create optimal plans and reliably manage operations with powerful insights across the strategic, tactical and post completion view of flights.
Route analysis and development Master network planning and air service development. Analyze and monitor route economics and competitive performance leveraging schedules, seat data, historical weather and traffic.
OTP, Schedule, and block optimization Analyze OTP, block times, taxi-out/in, times to optimize operations and future schedule. Establish schedule buffers based on detailed block, taxi and turn around data through historic flight status, SWIM/ATC events and weather.
Disruption management Near real-time insights to enable better management and faster response times during disruptions and irregular operations (IROPs) provided through flight status, weather and SWIM/ATC events.
Ensure System Wide Information Management compliance Cirium Sky for SWIM is an advanced flight information management solution for ANSPs, providing ground-to-ground interoperability to ANSPs, Airspace Users, Airport Operators, and other operational ATM stakeholders. Following ICAO GANP and Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) principles, Cirium Sky for SWIM enables collaborative decision-making through facilitating the continuous exchange of standardized, relevant and quality assured gate-to-gate flight information between ATM stakeholders.
Globally interoperable systems and data Share data in accordance to standardized SWIM interfaces for global interoperability between ATM stakeholders facilitating informed collaborative decision making (CDM) across stakeholders while reducing integration costs.
Augmented situational awareness View flight information in the context of key events such as NOTAMs, traffic management initiatives and weather, thanks to Cirium’s data contextualization services.
Enhanced quality flight data Advanced syntactic and semantic validation of flight plans provides early detection of erroneous flight data prior to entry into an ATC Flight Data Processing System.
Manage risk and make better decisions Build a global or regional aviation investment strategy with direct data access to the most-trusted single source of fleets, schedules, airframe utilization and aviation asset values.
Insurers Know where an aircraft is, how many cycles it has completed and what routes it is flying.
Lessors Drive smarter investments with complete airline and aircraft profiles.
Banks and NBFI Identify signals, measure risk, and evaluate yield with easy access to historical trends and the analysis needed to anticipate future market performance and risk.
Inform travel buyers with data insights Data powers today’s most important and popular traveler tools, from booking and planning applications for travel professionals to enabling enterprise solutions to keep travelers informed of schedule and flight changes and managing supplier negotiations.
Analyze disruptions per client by supplier, airport, and O&D Disruption and ground analysis by customer helps with airline contract negotiations between the corporate customer and the airlines. This data enables the TMC to take a more prominent advisory role; and can be fused with passenger trip data.
Inform the corporate travel buyer Leverage rich information on aircraft specifications (aircraft type, seat configuration, aircraft age, country of manufacture, and sustainability information) to create new service offerings.
Improve call center operations Use flight data to understand disruption patterns historically and in near real-time and impact on call center staffing.
Equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket
Provide full visibility into aircraft history and maintenance. From equipment manufacturing to the aftermarket, gain direct data access to Cirium’s fleets, utilization, fuel burn and emissions, schedules and aviation asset values provide a comprehensive picture of today’s aviation landscape and supply historical data to forecast the trends impacting the future of aerospace. Our team of researchers provide fleet data on over 400,000 commercial jets and turboprops, helicopters, business jets, cargo, military aircraft and advanced air mobility (AAM).
Parts suppliersand theaftermarket see a 360˚ view of the global fleet with the broadest and most accurate equipment data to enable better planning, more efficient resource allocation, smarter investments , and identification of new sales and service opportunities.
Aircraft interiors, aircraft MROs, seat manufacturers, IFE OEMs, interior equipment providers and interior fabricators get up to the minute aircraft details, positioning and utilization.
Airframe and engine OEMs keep track of their equipment, airframe and engine utilization, schedules data and aviation analytics solutions to enable accurate forecasting, early trendspotting and analyzing the lifespan and performance of their equipment.
Cirium Sky provides one easy-to-use platform that pulls together all the aviation data you need from thousands of sources – cleaned, fused, and normalized which can be combined with your own unique data sets.
NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, handles 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace each year. Originally collaborating in the 2013 EUROCONTROL SWIM Master Class, Cirium and NATS developed a prototype to demonstrate how reduced stack holding over London Heathrow could provide both economic and environmental savings. The successful project, now fully operational, uses Cirium Sky to manage, store and publish arrival sequence and temporal information to the adjacent control centres. In its first few years, it has saved more than 8,000 tonnes of CO2 and £1.65 million in airline and ground costs.
Unforeseen turbulence, particularly clear-air turbulence (CAT), adds millions of dollars worth of unplanned expenses to the global airline industry. Turbulence events may cause damage to the structure of aircraft, physically injure flight crew and passengers, impair flight crew performance, damage cabin interiors and divert aircraft off their optimal flight paths. As a result of climate change, severe clear air turbulence encounters are projected to increase by up to 140%, therefore a platform for real-time sensing, monitoring and alerting of pilots and flight dispatchers to these turbulence events is required by the global airline community.
Clear-air turbulence is difficult to avoid as it cannot be detected by aircraft radar systems, but it can be sensed by on-board sensors when an aircraft flies through these invisible “air pockets”. These sensor readings are passed through algorithms which compute the intensity of turbulence and transmit their values to ground-based servers. A number of airlines already gather this information and use it in their own flight dispatch systems, however, until today, there has been no way for airlines to share this information with each other.
IATA created the Turbulence Aware program after 96% of respondents to an IATA feasibility study – including airlines, air navigation service providers, and militaries – stated that they required real-time, objective data about the location and severity of turbulence. Turbulence Aware will collect, anonymize, and consolidate aircraft-sensed turbulence data from multiple airline operators onto one cloud-based platform that will be made available to all airlines and will provide flight operations departments and pilots with real-time situational awareness of clear-air turbulence events around the world. A governance board comprising of IATA and some of the world’s most innovative airlines (Delta, Southwest, United, American Airlines, Air France, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, China Southern, Aer Lingus, EasyJet, Lufthansa, Swiss and WestJet) has been established to drive the vision and roadmap of the Turbulence Aware platform on behalf of the global airline community.
After an extensive competitive evaluation, IATA selected Cirium Sky (formerly Snowflake Software) to build, host and manage the cloud-based Turbulence Aware data management platform using Cirium Sky for AirOps. The Cirium Sky managed cloud solution receives, anonymizes, processes, stores and distributes turbulence data from each participating airline’s fleet of aircraft in real-time. This turbulence data is easily accessible to airline flight dispatch systems and pilot applications via simple-to-consume APIs or a browser-based turbulence viewer. In addition, the Cirium Sky platform serves as an archive of turbulence data for post-flight analyses, academic research and refinement of turbulence forecast models.
Built using Cirium Sky for SWIM, the GCAA SWIM Gateway enables the GCAA and its stakeholders to align with several of the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) within the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).
The system receives, validates and publishes the most up-to-date flight planning and strategic tactical flow management data, enabling effective information exchange amongst all stakeholders in the UAE region. SWIM Gateway receives the GCAA’s live FDPS, AMAN, DFLOW and ATS data feeds amongst others, to consume and output data in accordance with SWIM standards. By consolidating multiple data feeds, SWIM Gateway automates contextual validation of the flight plans throughout its strategic, pre-tactical and tactical phases.