Flexible, Open Aviation Messaging

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Increasingly, more airlines are now required to connect to partner airlines through new network channels. This is especially true in today’s climate of alliances, mergers and code shares. Airlines need to make communications changes at a moment’s notice. And to achieve that flexibility once meant throwing the problem to a costly team of developers or a legacy provider. But it’s much easier in today’s environment.

Today, airlines increasingly choose newer, open network technologies like those offered by AvFinity to increase their options. The reward for airlines that choose AvFinity is a flexible, open network that allows carriers control over their messaging for the first time in aviation history.

A recent example is a North American regional airline that needed to send messages in a new address format to its legacy airline partner. With AvFinity’s new technologies, such as AIRS™, the regional airline found a fast and efficient way to make the in-house adjustments automatically without the normal associated costs of legacy networks. The solution required no legacy message providers, no costly development team and provided lower messaging costs.

Airlines also have been migrating much of their network messaging through IBM WebSphere MQ channels. To simplify airline MQ management for airlines, AvFinity incorporated IBM WebSphere MQ, either Client or Server, as part of its embedded services. This feature increases airline flexibility by enabling the management of any number of MQ channels to handle the growth in message flows.

In fact, that’s one of the reasons Trans States Holdings, Inc. recently chose AIRS for its three airlines.

AIRS also provides airlines with vital data communications, plus message formatting, routing and managing, integration into office systems, connectivity to government border and flight authorities, and much more.

AvFinity has a proven track record in improving and modernizing airlines’ data communications systems. For proof look no farther than the fact that more than half of North America’s regional airlines have adopted AvFinity technology in just the first 18 months that AIRS has been on the market. AvFinity has helped these airlines migrate from closed, proprietary systems to the new, open, more flexible communications technology that will identify the aviation industry of this century.