Boeing and its AerData and Jeppesen subsidiaries will move cloud-based versions of their aviation analytics applications, used by more than 300 airlines, to Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform.
Currently, airlines using the apps run them primarily on their own servers. Boeing has tinkered with cloud versions delivered over the web, using platforms from Amazon.comInc. and CenturyLink Inc., among others. But the variety of cloud systems threatened to strain Boeing’s cloud-computing expertise, said Kevin Crowley, Boeing vice president of digital aviation.