Brazilian WeSafer AI Software joins ALTA as an Affiliate Member
AI is a long-standing partner in making aviation a safer, more efficient and smoother experience for everyone, that is why ALTA is pleased to announce that WeSafer joins as an association member to work together in its mission to drive excellence and innovation in the aviation industry
November 14, 2023
Panama, October 14, 2023 – Predictive maintenance, air traffic management, weather forecasting, air operations optimization, fraud detection and safety, improved passenger experience, pilot training and advanced flight simulation are just some of the areas where the aviation industry is using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AI is a long-standing partner in making aviation a safer, more efficient and smoother experience for everyone, that is why the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce that WeSafer, a Brazilian startup, joins as an association member to work together in its mission to drive excellence and innovation in the aviation industry with the ultimate goal of bringing air transport closer to more people in more places.
Headquartered in Porto Digital and as a spin-off of AVANTIA Group, WeSafer is one of the leading technology integrators in Brazil, specializing in advanced AI solutions for safety and process monitoring. Since its founding in 2012, the company has partnered with renowned clients, including Azul Linhas Aereas, White Martins (Praxair), Gerdau and Heineken, among others.
One of the most notable achievements of this collaboration has been the development of WeSafer On-Time Performance, an innovative digital technology based on AI (deep learning) that uses computer vision trained with over 50,000 images to identify actual times and movements in the aviation industry in the area of aircraft docking, optimizing the Turnaround Time (TAT). Since its implementation in September 2022, this technology has had a significant impact on Azul Airlines' punctuality and operational efficiency, helping the airline keep an impressive 89% on-time arrival record in 2022, according to Cirium data.
"Artificial intelligence has been a reality in aviation for years and it is becoming even more relevant and urgent to learn about it. The collaboration between ALTA and WeSafer AI Software will further strengthen our ability to drive innovation and efficiency in the region," said José Ricardo Botelho, ALTA's Executive Director & CEO. "We are glad to welcome the entire WeSafer team as an affiliate member and enthusiastic to continue exploring how AI may lead to further improvements in aviation in our region."
"We at Wesafer are very pleased to participate and be endorsed by ALTA as a provider of software and smart digital technologies for airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are committed to supporting aviation in this large and important region, and now with local development and support to make them increasingly efficient in their airport operations," noted Teco Sodré, coFounder and Digital Business Director.