It could also open up the possibility of pre-emptively flagging problems within aircraft themselves, he explained.
"As you move to a big data world you can start to see the trends in that data. You can move towards predicting what will happen with the plane so that you can do maintenance before a problem occurs, or look at where the efficiencies are and find out how to fly the plane differently to get better fuel efficiency.
"There is going to be some quite incredible information that we can pull from the data."
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