Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-01-1330

Progressive Disintermediation of the Commercial Aviation Industry Ecosystem 2019-01-1330

The re-invention of the global aviation industry is well underway. This dramatic change is being achieved through the progressive disintermediation of traditional aviation business solutions and services. This progressive disintermediation within the aviation industry will continue unabated. The challenge and opportunity is to who will lead this re-invention and how will it be accomplished. The integrated use of rapidly evolving technology (Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, 5G Cellular Technology and Mobile Edge Computing) is facilitating an integrated more industry cooperative approach enabling this progressive disintermediation. The Boeing Company and other industry leaders are challenging themselves by capitalizing on this re-inventive opportunity by cooperatively learning from peer industries and adapting the knowledge for applicability to the aviation industry to reform or re-intent the aviation ecosystem. Boeing has conducted several proof of concepts with these respective technology sets to validate the efficacy of the technology and to establish a baseline understanding other interoperability opportunity. What if we do nothing? How long can we wait? Three to five years and then the progressive disintermediation of the industry sectors will have formed new ecosystems with transformative business relationships having leveraged the integration of these five technologies.


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