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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Three Reasons for Direct Connections

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Aviation communications historically have revolved around legacy Type B formatted messages sent over a shared network using legacy communications technology. TCP/IP technology disrupts this legacy approach by facilitating direct connections.

Direct connections are one of TCP/IP’s most important features because they put aviation messaging control into the hands of the user not the provider.

Here’re three reasons why direct connections make sense:

1. Direct connections are the optimum way to message with frequent recipients like government flight and ...

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