Xerox Agreement with AvFinity Helps Airlines Benefit from the Cloud

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Technology advancements often mean communication formats and protocols suddenly become incompatible with even longtime communications partners.

So when considering more efficient technology options, the airline IT executive’s first internal question usually is:  How will my airline still be able to transmit all the vital data necessary to keep our aircraft flying?

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) business cloud services are solving this problem by helping airlines share critical information, such as flight plans and passenger details, with aviation agencies and partners domestically ...

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AvFinity Can Help Airlines With CBSA March 31, 2012 Deadline

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Airlines that fly into Canada have until March 31, 2012, to transition to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) new API data acquisition solution. CBSA will not allow further extensions and airlines failing to transition by the deadline will suffer penalties.

AvFinity can help if your airline hasn’t started the process yet. AvFinity has been qualified by CBSA to be an authorized service provider with direct CBSA connectivity. We put our considerable technical expertise to ...

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Aeroméxico Connect Joins AIRS’ Growing Network

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AIRS™ – the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution™ – now provides flight-critical messaging for Aeroméxico Connect, a subsidiary of Aeroméxico.

Aeroméxico Connect uses AIRS™ for formatting and filing its crew manifests for APIS to USCBP. AIRS™ also helps the airline file flight plans with SENEAM – the Mexican government agency that manages its air space.

Aeroméxico Connect’s AIRS™ connection to SENEAM uses TCP/IP and the FAA’s proprietary Common Message Handling Protocol (CMHP) to connect to the FAA’s NADIN II ...

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Why Legacy Messaging Distorts Airline Costs

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From a cost standpoint, airlines today are squeezed three ways.

  • They have flight-related costs tied to volatile fuel prices, crews and aircraft maintenance.
  • They have passenger-related costs that vary with the number of passengers–a number that today can drop precipitously through the spread of contagious diseases and the after effects of natural disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.
  • And there are also the fixed implementation costs associated with any business.

Airlines have a desperate need to control costs in every sector of their business.More ...

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AvFinity is connected to Canada Border Services Agency’s API PNR PUSH ahead of major airlines!

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AvFinity has completed testing and is now authorized to submit Passenger and Crew manifest data (API and PNR) to the Canada Border Services Agency ahead of the major airlines.

Do you need help connecting to Canada’s new PNR Push program for submitting your APIS manifest data? Cargo and Charter flights are an immediate fit for the AvFinity PNR Push solution. The deadline for moving to the new PNR Push program is December 2011.

Contact AvFinity today for ...

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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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AvFinity AIRS Adds Air Wisconsin To List of APIS Customers

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Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the U.S., has joined the growing ranks of carriers that have implemented AIRS™ to manage Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) filings for international flights.

AvFinity is an authorized U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre-departure message provider. We designed AIRS so that it provides airlines with connectivity to CBP, CARICOM and soon to the Canada ...

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AvFinity’s AIRS APIS Solution Helps a Regional Airline Avoid Costly Fines

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Recently a regional airline was faced with numerous USCBP (United States Customs and Border Protection) fines because of their legacy email method for filing APIS manifests. The airline’s email filing method did not have sufficient checks and balances on the manifests, which caused around three million dollars in USCBP fines to accumulate against the airline.

Fortunately the airline was aware of the issues with the current APIS manifest submission method and had been in contact with AvFinity about our ...

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Don’t Have Your APIS Sender ID?

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AvFinity recently provided timely assistance to a charter jet company that needed to file on the eAPIS website but had not yet received an APIS ID.

This charter operator planned to fly from an airport in Florida to a Caribbean destination and back but didn’t realize it takes 5-8 days for CBP to issue an ID after initial registration. As the charter’s clients were flying in the next morning to immediately take the charter to the Caribbean, ...

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Aviation SMS Alert Feature Jumps from Wish to Reality Because of AIRS

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At AvFinity, we understand the value our customers derive from integration of aviation communications across multiple platforms. We built AIRS—the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution—specifically to create that value whenever the need arises. And although nothing can manage all unanticipated events, AIRS has a better chance of succeeding than anything else on the market.

For example, we recently received an inquiry from one of our airline customers asking if AIRS had monitoring capabilities. What they specifically wanted ...

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