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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How airlines take control of their legacy messaging

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Control is a significant airline benefit provided by the OPEN Communication Hub.Communication among all partners provides flight-critical messaging in all departments, from Operations, to MRO, to regulatory, regardless of the level of technology of the remote airports or the format the particular message recipient requires.That’s a major benefit the single appliance AIRS offers to aviation today.

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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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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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Linking Aviation’s Legacy and Modern IT

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Today’s airlines must communicate effectively with multiple partners using technologies ranging from the ancient to the most advanced. The interaction of these disparate systems can lead to minor or even more severe problems that result in delayed flights that cost airlines money.

The Air Transport Association estimates airlines incur an average of $61 per minute in direct operating costs per delayed aircraft. The total cost to aviation from these delays in 2009, according to ATA, was $6.1 billion. Those ...

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