SATAVIA helps the fight against COVID-19

SATAVIA has been employing its data scientists’ expertise in the fight against COVID-19 as a supporter of the industrial alliance working on the UK government-led Ventilator Challenge.

Using in-house expertise, SATAVIA has developed a forecasting model for COVID-19 and has been using this to estimate ventilator requirements for the UK and other parts of the world.

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The analysis predicts that the United States will enter into a period of peak ventilator demand over the coming days during which SATAVIA expects in-country COVID-19 mortalities to exceed 50,000.

The company is aiming to provide timely and accurate information on the pandemic to support the recovery of the aviation industry and enable airlines and airports to proactively prepare for the ‘return to service’ of the global fleet.

SATAVIA received support from Paul Perera at GKN Aerospace and Dr Ian McDonald at Microsoft through its involvement in the AI Factory – part of Microsoft for Startups.

While there is still much uncertainty around how the pandemic will evolve, this analysis provides a baseline for ventilator manufacturers and governments to assess demand, which will be generalised to other countries.