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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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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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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