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 efficient technology is one way such airlines can realize significant savings in the vital area of communications.This area spans all data transfer requirements from Baggage Sortation Messages (BSM) to flight plan filing and CDM requests to passenger/crew manifests (APIS) submitted to government eBorders systems.
AIRS was created by AvFinity to control messaging and the infrastructure to support messaging.
That’s why roughly 50% of the North American regional air carrier market has chosen the AIRS innovation in just the last year alone.