NABLA Mobility

Shinjuku, Tokyo – https://www.nabla-mobility.com

Smart navigation system for aviation.

NABLA Mobility develops “Smart navigation system for Aviation”, an adaptive advisory tool to implement better flight trajectories and flight settings. Our solution utilizes the power of AI/ML in the algorithms of data platform and optimization solvers and we contribute to augment the operational excellence and the decarbonization of the aviation industry.

Decarbonizing the aviation industry

The aviation industry is faced with severe challenges to pursue its decarbonization target in 2050, while every industry expedites its process to reach its aggressive targets. Due to the limited availability of fundamental solutions in the time frame of a decade, it is crucial for airlines to further improve operational efficiency for both short and long time horizons.

There are some optimization solutions employing deterministic approaches including one for flight planning. In order to address the remaining suboptimal situations, we also employ stochastic approaches to accommodate uncertainties in airspace so that airlines manage to make optimal decisions with autonomy. Through this, we expect an improvement in fuel efficiency of up to 4% is theoretically achievable, which is quite higher than industry experts’ expectation.

We’re doing something that’s never been done before

We’re still in the R&D phase, conducting a joint venture with the University of Tokyo and the Japanese airline Peach. The solution we’re developing isn’t on the market, which creates engineering challenges to devise something completely new.

A flexible choice of technology

We are always flexible to choose the most appropriate tools and technology for each problem. We didn’t specify programming languages for development, but likely use Python, Ruby, or other common ones. Regardless of programming languages, we will streamline the development environment across the team using Docker and synthesize/manage code using GitHub. We also leverage cloud services for computation like AWS, GCP, Azure, and storage like box.

Communication is predominantly in English

Our engineering team of 7+ people includes non-Japanese speakers, and so our communication is predominantly held in English (both speaking and writing).

International applicants welcome

We are open to overseas candidates who are seeking to relocate to Japan. We’ve already helped with relocating one person, including sponsoring their visa, so even if you aren’t based here yet, please do apply.

Work remotely, optionally meet up once per week

If you’d like, you can work completely remotely. We have an office day once a week, but attendance is absolutely optional.

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