AvFinity’s OPEN Communications Hub

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The aviation industry must control costs in all areas. Unfortunately, most cost-cutting solutions take years to realize savings (e.g., introducing online bookings to phase out paper tickets or modernizing baggage and freight handling). The OPEN Communication Hub is unique among cost-controlling solutions in that it immediately can simplify the airline business with significant savings while imparting efficiency and messaging control from the time of installation.

AIRS is the key to rapid implementation for the OPEN Communication Hub. ...

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Flexible, Open Aviation Messaging

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Increasingly, more airlines are now required to connect to partner airlines through new network channels. This is especially true in today’s climate of alliances, mergers and code shares. Airlines need to make communications changes at a moment’s notice. And to achieve that flexibility once meant throwing the problem to a costly team of developers or a legacy provider. But it’s much easier in today’s environment.

Today, airlines increasingly choose newer, open network technologies like those offered by AvFinity ...

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The ROI of OPEN Communication Hubs

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AIRS is a moderately priced complete data integration/data communications system that provides airlines and their partners with quick paybacks and healthy returns on investment.  AvFinity pricing makes the OPEN Communication Hub instantly viable to all participants.

For airlines, AIRS can become a value-added communications tool that generates healthy revenue while still providing a significant return to the airline customers.

For more information on the AIRS pricing model, contact AvFinity.

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Why GDSes need OPEN Communication Hubs

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GDSes are an essential connection withthe Open Communication Hub.AIRS has established airline connectivity with GDSes such as:

  • Abacus
  • Amadeus
  • HP/EDS Shares
  • SABRE
  • TravelPort (Worldspan/Galileo/Apollo)

What limits a GDS is a tendency to provide the messaging bundled as part of its managed services.The Open Communication Hub allows not only airlines to interconnect easily to multiple GDSes, but to develop their own strategy (marketing, technical, etc.).That, in turn, allows their partners, in this case the GDS, to integrate its networks and applications.

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3 Critical elements of an OPEN Communication Hub

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AvFinity’s Open Communication Hub solution set offers airlines these three components that provide them with unprecedented control of their communications:

IP VPN Networks:

  • Enables the customer to connect to multiple IP-based VPN’s via a single connection
  • Enables the customer to reduce the number of legacy connections through direct host-to-host communications.

AvFinity AIRSTM:

  • Enables the customer to communicate with any device regardless of communication interface, host-to-host (H2H) and host-to-application (H2A) access
  • Enables the customer to switch data and application at the hub
  • Enables the customer to access airline ...
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Solving the Babel of Aviation Communications Issues

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In an effort to gain a cost or efficiency advantage—even for the short-term—different airlines and government agencies continue to adopt different IT solutions. This approach has led to a babel of communication protocols, diverse message formats and disparate network systems. To access this scene of confusion, airlines must rely on a combination of legacy and more modern IT architectures as well as legacy Type B and more modern (TCP/IP) messaging suppliers.

The result is daily challenges to an ...

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Airline Alliance OPEN Communications Hubs Implementations

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In today’s climate of airline alliances and mergers, airlines need to make communications changes at a moment’s notice. Achieving that flexibility once meant throwing the problem to a costly team of developers or a legacy provider. Today, airlines can use AIRS’ patent-pending scripting innovation and get instant results on their own.

An example is a North American regional airline that recently needed to send messages in a new address format to its legacy airline partner. With ...

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Why use an OPEN Communication Hub

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AIRS is now installed in about 50% of the regional airlines in North America. Many of these airlines are codeshare partners of major airlines.

AvFinity is currently introducing its Open Communication Hub that addresses the need for simplification, knowledge transfer and collaboration within the logical framework of a major airline and its code-share partners.

With the OPEN Communication Hub, AvFinity simplifies host-to-host and outstation-to-host messaging, data and application communications.

The solution is designed to ...

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3 Key Challenges to ‘Open’ Airline Messaging

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We’re often asked: “What makes AvFinity unique among aviation messaging companies?

We think three qualities stand out that make us stand out in an industry that has long been offered limited choices.

  1. We simplify things: Our communications experts have spent years deconstructing the aviation messaging system in order to better understand its legacy roots and how it functions through today’s cutting edge technologies. As a result of those efforts, we have developed software technology that enables each airline to control its own ...
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Breaking the lock-in of legacy airline messaging

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At a recent IT Summit held in Brussels, Jaan Albrecht, CEO of the STAR Alliance, highlighted one of the aviation industry’s major problems: Type B – a legacy messaging protocol. What became obvious from his message is that airlines need to escape from the lock-in to this type of legacy messaging.

Every day, airlines seek to improve and modernize their communications and messaging systems. The most appropriate way forward is to migrate from legacy proprietary systems and toward adoption of ...

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