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GE crowdsources air traffic data analysis with Flight Quest 2

GE has just revealed the private leaderboard on Flight Quest 2 -- and four outstanding winners from the Kaggle community.  Flight Quest 2 began last August as the second part in GE’s Industrial Internet Flight Quest, in partnership with Alaska Airlines and Kaggle. They challenged data scientists around the world to develop algorithms to increase flight efficiencies in real time, reducing delays and maximizing a flight’s profitability. Using national airspace data provided by Flight Stats, the winning Flight Quest 2 algorithms determine the most efficient flight routes, speeds and altitudes at any moment taking into account variables such as weather, wind, and airspace restraints. The winning model by José Fonollosa proved to be up to 12 percent more efficient when compared to data sets from actual flights. GE plans to develop rapid prototyping from these algorithms to deliver a first-of-a-kind solution that will give pilots and dispatchers a prescriptive, network-wide view of flig