Data science and analytics in aviation

Sai Ho Chung, Hoi Lam Ma, Mark Hansen, Tsan Ming Choi

Research output: Journal article publicationEditorialAcademic research

18 Citations (Scopus)


Data science and analytics are attracting more and more attention from researchers and practitioners in recent years. Due to the rapid development of advanced technologies nowadays, a massive amount of real time data regarding flight information, flight performance, airport conditions, air traffic conditions, weather, ticket prices, passengers comments, crew comments, etc., are all available from a diverse set of sources, including flight performance monitoring systems, operational systems of airlines and airports, and social media platforms. Development of data analytics in aviation and related applications is also growing rapidly. This paper concisely examines data science and analytics in aviation studies in several critical areas, namely big data analysis, air transport network management, forecasting, and machine learning. The papers featured in this special issue are also introduced and reviewed, and future directions for data science and analytics in aviation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101837
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • Air logistics
  • Analytics
  • Aviation
  • Data science
  • Flight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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