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’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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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 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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OPEN Communication Hub Creates Communities

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With the OPEN Communication Hub, AvFinity creates a communications ecosystem using AIRS where all airlines that must message one another can interact with each other and a central hub.

The benefits of this interconnected network among members who share common goals are immense.Here are just a few:

  • Flight-critical communications become more efficient.
  • Communications are controlled by the airline and its members so that the quality of information is assured without the filter of a third-party vendor.
  • Changes, which are a constant in aviation, are ...
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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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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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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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Pinnacle Uses the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution For Efficient APIS Filings of Flight Crew Manifests

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Pinnacle Airlines and its subsidiary Colgan Air recently announced it has selected AIRS as its messaging solution for Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) crew manifest filings. And along the way, Pinnacle also discovered the individual messaging power and freedom that AIRS brings to aviation.

AIRS is the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution. AIRS comprises AvFinity software technology operating on an industry-standard Cisco router.

With AIRS, message transmission is secure and reliable. Airlines and other aviation companies find that ...

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