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Tigerair Australia Roars Ahead in PaxEx with CloudStore W-IFE

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PRESS RELEASE

Melbourne, Australia and Dublin, Ireland

CloudStore by Arconics, the next generation, feature-rich, scalable and cost effective Wireless In-Flight Entertainment (W-IFE) platform, has been selected by Tigerair Australia for the airline’s first short-haul services to Bali, which commenced March 2016. Flights between Australia and Denpasar are operated by Virgin Australia International, providing a Tigerair Australia service.

CloudStore allows Tigerair Australia to offer a mix of free and paid content offerings to their customers on the Boeing 737-800 fleet of aircraft which the airline will use for its international services. Content is a mix of Hollywood and Australian movies as well as international and local TV programmes, music and real-time destination mapping. Over time, more features will be introduced to the platform.

CloudStore Wireless IFE is driven by the passenger experience, but it also features powerful backend functionality, including rich data analytics in near real-time, to support on-the-go commercial and service decision-making.

CloudStore delivers improvements in the IFE content delivery cycle. Airline staff can publish their own content builds and prepare aircraft media: they no longer have to wait to import media from an integrator, and can update content on the platform without delays.

Arconics CEO, Niall O’Sullivan said:

“We’re delighted that Tigerair Australia is deploying CloudStore W-IFE. We’ve worked hard with some of the world’s smartest airlines to create an IFE platform that’s a generation ahead of competition. Passengers demand the freedom to use their own devices to access entertainment, communications and retail services while they’re flying and CloudStore delivers on the promise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). CloudStore provides the flexibility, analytics and real-time insight that revenue managers need to drive ancillaries and our faster, simpler content loading removes effort and complexity for engineering and ground operations.”

Tigerair Australia Commercial Director Adam Rowe said that the airline is excited to provide new low cost international services to one of Australia’s favourite leisure and tourism destinations whilst, at the same time, providing value and choice for consumers.

“Today’s announcement delivers another important customer-facing innovation in keeping with our commitment to improving our customer experience, and makes flying Tigerair better than ever. The CloudStore Wireless IFE solution is not only focused on the customer experience, it is also in sync with our low cost model.

“Tigerair’s transformation programme continues to gather momentum and we have many more customer-facing innovations to come, which will be announced in due course. We’ve deployed this software from Arconics because our passengers’ needs come first. Our customer satisfaction is at an all-time high and we look forward to bringing our customers great value in-flight entertainment for the first time.”

Download our Tigerair Australia wireless IFE deployment case study here.

Notes to Editors

About Arconics

Arconics is a world leader in enterprise software and mobile applications for aircraft operators. The company’s products include the market-leading AeroDocs platform for document management, AeroEFB, the modular electronic flight bag solution, and CloudStore, a wireless IFE platform. Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Tigerair Australia, Cathay Pacific Airways, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Philippine Airlines and others. Tens of thousands of pilots, ground managers and cabin crew across five continents depend on Arconics software to safely and efficiently operate their fleets. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Arconics website: https://www.arconics.com

About Tigerair Australia

Tigerair Australia is an Australia-based low cost carrier, which commenced domestic operations in November 2007. Tigerair Australia’s new international services to Bali from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth commence 23 March 2016*. As part of the airline’s next phase of growth and international expansion, IFE is expected to play an important role in enhancing the customer experience. After in-depth market review of possible solutions, CloudStore Wireless IFE was selected as the best provider for Tigerair Australia’s business model. As of February 2015, Tigerair Australia is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings. The company operates 14 Airbus A320-200 aircraft domestically and will use 3 Boeing B737-800 aircraft for its international services*. The international services will provide a mix of free and paid Wireless IFE for use on passengers’ own devices, powered by CloudStore by Arconics.

*Subject to regulatory approvals.

Tigerair website: https://tigerair.com.au/

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MEET ARCONICS AT APEX EXPO, SINGAPORE, 24 – 27 OCTOBER, 2016

CloudStore-movies-mar-2016.pngArconics will be at Booth 926 at APEX EXPO in Singapore this October

We’ll be showing our CloudStore Wireless IFE solution. Arconics software enables the connected aircraft, with a strong focus on delivering great content to passengers’ own devices, with ancillary revenue generation and backend analytics to deliver granular insight. Uniquely among Wireless IFE software providers, Arconics is a full IFE Content Service Provider (CSP). We have excellent relationships with all the big film studios, so potentially problematic issues like Digital Rights Management (DRM) are removed from the deployment.

CloudStore Wireless IFE was recently deployed to Tigerair Australia’s international fleet in record time and the passenger uptake – and spend – has been remarkable.

Aircraft Connectivity

The Arconics connected aircraft software ecosystem helps aircraft operators increase revenues and efficiency, reduce costs and improve loyalty. Our software securely connects everyone across the airline. CloudStore Wireless IFE is driven by big data analytics, great content, flexible connectivity and the best possible passenger experience. Customised dashboards provide granular insight, measurably improve real-time decision making and generate ancillary revenues. Inflight BYOD is the future of IFE and CloudStore leads the way, from an easy-to-use backend that makes uploading content so fast and easy, through to a passenger-centric app that’s fast, lean and intuitive in use.

The Arconics airline software ecosystem is in demand by airlines across the world. Our focus is on delivering the best possible user experience, backed up by a robust backend and a scalable infrastructure. This means that our software is adaptable, running on any suitable hardware. Connectivity flexibility is also integral. We plan to maintain our position at the leading edge of software innovation by giving freedom, power and choice back to airlines.

Proven Software, Great Customers

We also provide cabin management, EFB and document management technology, integrating with avionic hardware and satellite connectivity systems. Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Aer Lingus, Philippine Airlines, Tigerair Australia and Ryanair.

We can’t wait to see you in Singapore!


For more information please contact:

Michael Reilly, CloudStore W-IFE Customer Success, Australia

michael.reilly@arconics.com

Tel Sydney: +61 410 59 64 74


Useful links:

Read about our CSP solution: http://blog.arconics.com/blog2/all-six-hollywood-major-studios-approve-cloudstore-wireless-ife

CloudStore W-IFE: https://www.arconics.com/wireless-ife-cloudstore/

AeroDocs Document Management System:

https://www.arconics.com/document-control-compliance-aerodocs-dms/

Arconics EFB: https://www.arconics.com/efb-eff-aerodocs/

PaxApp Cabin Management: https://www.arconics.com/airline-cabin-management-paxapp/

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Visiting Dublin for IATA AGM – Airline Executive Playbook for Success

As many of the world’s leaders in aviation gather in Dublin this week for the IATA AGM, being held in the RDS, 1-3 June, 2016, the Arconics crew presents this short and sweet guide to the very best our glorious city has to offer…

Oscar-Wilde-Arconics-software-dublin-iata-agm2016.jpg1. RDS location, proximity to city centre

The RDS is located in Dublin 4, the city’s most affluent and expensive inner suburb. On exiting the RDS main hall, turning right will bring you south, towards Blackrock, Dalkey, lots of lovely beaches, mountains and glorious County Wicklow. In need of some fresh air between sessions? Exit the RDS and go right, then take your first left to go to Sandymount, a mere 15 minute walk to the sea. Yes, the sea! Turning left brings you to the city centre, passing the US Embassy, the Grand Canal and to Merrion Square (featuring a statue of Dublin’s most famous wit, Oscar Wilde) and Trinity College (which is right beside Arconics HQ).

2. Dublin nightlife

Dublin has a justified reputation as a party capital of the world. Why is this? Mainly because people are out in town every night of the week. Weekends are manic, certainly, but any midweek night still offers a wide selection of buzzing bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Just follow the crowds. Temple Bar is a leading destination for visitors but, with the area’s bars very much geared towards tourists with traditional music sessions and high prices, you won’t find many Dubliners here. Try heading towards Wexford Street instead, with a a great strip of bars and restaurants, including Whelan’s, a legendary bar and live music venue. For a classy drink, we recommend the bar at the Shelbourne Hotel on St Stephen’s Green.

As you enjoy sampling Dublin’s nightlife, let us paraphrase Oscar Wilde for you: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the contrails.”

3. Software tech hub

All the world’s leading software companies have major operations in Dublin. The area around the docks on the south side of the River Liffey is so crammed with tech businesses, it’s been dubbed Silicon Docks. And that’s where you’ll find Arconics airline software so, if you’re on a tour of Silicon Docks, give us a call and drop by for a coffee! The dockside area has plenty of beautiful, panoramic views of the city and lots of cool eateries.

4. Art and culture

Three art galleries worth a look are the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare St, which boasts old masters, including a prized Caravaggio. There’s currently an exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings which is free, but requires online booking: http://www.nationalgallery.ie/en/Exhibitions/Leonardo.aspx

Caravaggio_The_Taking_of_Christ_1602-1.jpgThe Hugh Lane Gallery, on Parnell Square at the top of O’Connell St, the city’s main thoroughfare boasts an amazing collection of Impressionist masterpieces and Irish contemporary art, including Manet, Monet, Renoir’s Umbrellas and Francis Bacon’s complete studio.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) is in Kilmainham, to the west of the city and features new talents juxtaposed alongside key names in modern art. IMMA is adjacent to Kilmainham Gaol, a leading visitor attraction that educates about the 1916 Easter Rising, the centenary of which is commemorated this year.

Guinness is not just one of the world’s most iconic brands, it is also part of the essence of Dublin. You can learn why at any of the city’s bars, but the Guinness Storehouse offers the complete history and experience. It’s also the city’s leading tourist attraction.

5. Shopping

The best shopping area is around Grafton Street, in the south city centre. Here you can find high end department stores, such as Brown Thomas, as well as good quality souvenir shops – try Kilkenny Design – and plenty of great restaurants and bars. There’s also shopping around Henry Street on the northside (mass market fashion, mainly) and in Dundrum Town Centre, a short trip from the RDS and one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Dundrum features lots of high end fashion, with stores by Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Hamleys.

6. Dublin essentials

For fast and easy access to taxis, try downloading the HAILO app. It’s possible to walk to the city centre from Ballsbridge and once you’re in town, travelling by foot is the best way to experience Dublin’s soul. Want some high end food? Try Restaurant Patrick Gilbaud on Merrion St, Ireland’s only restaurant with two Michelin stars. Best bar in Dublin? That’s a big ask, but we recommend Whelan’s, the Pavilion in Trinity College on a sunny evening (especially if there’s a cricket match on!), the Shelbourne Hotel bar, Toner’s, the Long Hall, the Palace, the Stag’s Head and Kehoe’s.

And you’re probably asking: “Is it always this sunny in Dublin?” Of course it is! Enjoy!

Contact Arconics by phone on 01 611 4625 or email hello@arconics.com


 

Photo credits

Oscar Wilde statue, Merrion Square – Arconics Crew

The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio, 1602 – National Gallery of Ireland

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Meet Arconics at EFB Users Forum, Munich, 24-26 May 2016

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum and Expo

Hosted by Lufthansa Systems

Hilton Munich Park

Co-Chairman: Captain Philipp Haller, Austrian Airlines; Co-Chairman: Captain Will Ware, Southwest Airlines

Cathay Pacific selected Arconics because they are able to deliver a tailored solution in a timely manner. Arconics was able to work with our enterprise architecture and security teams to create the perfect configuration for our needs. Our initial deployment used BYOD devices across Boeing and Airbus fleets. The pilot feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.  We are now rolling out company-issued devices to crew across the airline and our subsidiaries. We have chosen AeroEFB as part of the solution for our A350 – our first paperless cockpit. Arconics software gives Flight Ops the reporting and compliance management that we need. Arconics were able to enhance the product based on our requirements. We have been delighted with Arconics and the software they have delivered to us.”

- Mark Hoey, General Manager Operations, Cathay Pacific

 

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Discover the power of AeroEFB at EFB Users Forum, Munich, 2016

Goal: The goal is to coordinate development of EFBs among airlines, airframe manufacturers, suppliers, and regulators. The forum will also identify operational and technical trends to find standardised solutions while improving EFB services. In combination with coordinated development, this will help achieve the ultimate goal of a wider range of products, harmonised regulations, expanded capabilities, and lower cost for the benefit of all.

Scope: The EFB Users Forum was chartered by its original APIM 09-009 in October, 2009. This activity provides a unified forum for airlines, system integrators, hardware and software providers, regulators, and other interested parties to present and discuss topics of interest to the EFB user community. This includes but is not limited to EFB subjects such as:

  • Regulatory changes.
  • Communication interfaces (including media, provider, connectivity).
  • Data input devices, terminals, displays, and interactive devices.
  • Hardware and software development.
  • Electrical interfaces and power supply.
  • Operational issues.

EFB-benefits-AeroEFB-Arconics.pngThe EFB Users Forum is not intended to create new standards. However, when such needs are recognised, they are referred to the EFB Subcommittee or ARINC Industry Activities staff for action.

Arconics will exhibit our AeroEFB electronic flight bag software at the EFB Users Forum and Expo, and it would be great to meet up and show you why our EFB viewer is considered best-in-class by airline pilots all over the world. The AeroEFB viewer was the world’s first native EFB viewer for iPad and its design has been led by the pilot user experience. We will be unveiling our native Windows Surface EFB viewer at the forum, so you can be among the very first to experience this exciting innovation.

Among the many benefits of Arconics AeroEFB

AeroEFB is a modular solution, which can integrate easily and efficiently with any other element of your IT structure. Our Electronic Flight Bag takes flexibility to new heights, offering a robust central control and viewing experience, with complete freedom in the choice of modules.

AeroEFB can be integrated with aircraft data systems and ground control using Arinc protocols, enabling dynamic updates and reporting. AeroEFB delivers FCBP (Flight Crew Briefing Packs) to crew devices. The system captures flight-related data from the crew during flight and returns the data to the ground systems in XML format. Our software provides the secure management and controlled distribution of briefing items such as OFPs (Operational Flight Plans), NOTAMs, Weather and Flight Logs.

AeroEFB electronic flight bag software delivers on the promise of digital and the benefits of the paperless cockpit, giving pilots the world’s most effective tools and the best possible flight experience. AeroEFB is the market-leading solution for delivery of FCOMs, ops manuals and documents into the paperless cockpits of nextgen aircraft such as the A350 and the B787.

Why not request a demo of Arconics AeroEFB?

We can organise a web demo for a time that’s convenient for you. Or, if you’d prefer to meet the the EFB Users Forum, let us know and we’ll save a slot for you – just click here.


Useful links

AeroEFB info: https://www.arconics.com/efb-eff-aerodocs/

APIM 09-009B: EFB Users Forum (pdf, 38K)

EFB Users Forum Procedure Guide (pdf, 34K)

EFB Users Forum Presentation Guide (pdf, 175K)


 

 

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Arconics Airline EFB Software Congratulates Aer Lingus on 80th Anniversary

Arconics to attend EFB Users Forum in Munich to demo AeroEFB, as deployed by Aer Lingus, and to gain further insight into electronic flight bag market needs

PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release

19 May 2016

 

Hundreds of airline delegates will gather in Munich, Germany, from May 24-26 to discuss EFB issues. Arconics, the world’s leading airline software provider in EFB, document management and Wireless IFE, will demonstrate the AeroEFB modular electronic flight bag, which is used by Aer Lingus across its fleet of 46 Airbus aircraft, with 12 on order, including 9 A350-900s.

AeroEFB is a portable app, built as a native iOS app for iPads, so Arconics delegates will be particularly interested in the discussions around mobile applications and EFB operator experiences. The users forum is an excellent opportunity to learn more about real world experiences around the use of EFBs and the transition to the paperless cockpit.

Aer Lingus, now part of IAG, celebrates its 80th anniversary on May 27, 2016, and every Aer Lingus pilot uses the full range of AeroEFB modules. We are proud of our close association with Aer Lingus and look forward to working with the airline to continue delivering the best possible experience to flightcrew, while maintaining end-to-end control of the safety and compliance process.

Ends

Enjoy a short video about the inaugural Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to LAX, with an all-female crew using AeroEFB:
http://www.irishtimes.com/cockpit-view-as-aer-lingus-return-to-los-angeles-1.2645260

Learn more about Arconics EFB software, AeroEFB: https://www.arconics.com/efb-eff-aerodocs/

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For further information, please contact:

Gary J Byrnes, Digital Marketing Manager, Arconics

T: +353 1 611 4625

M: +353 87 249 3051

E: gary.j.byrnes@arconics.com

W: www.arconics.com

Arconics online press kit: https://www.arconics.com/media-kit/

 

Notes for editors

About the EFB Users Forum

The forum is designed to coordinate activity among airlines, cargo carriers, other aircraft operators, aircraft manufacturers, regulators and EFB suppliers. General discussion topics include regulations, operational issues and experiences, connectivity and security, mobile apps and human factors.

Learn more: http://www.aviation-ia.com/aeec/projects/efb_users_forum/index.html

 

About Arconics

Arconics is a world leader in enterprise software and mobile applications for aircraft operators. The company’s products include the market-leading AeroDocs platform for document management and EFB, and CloudStore, a wireless IFE platform. Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Tigerair Australia, Cathay Pacific Airways, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Philippine Airlines and others. Tens of thousands of pilots, ground managers and cabin crew across five continents depend on Arconics software to safely and efficiently operate their fleets. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with operations in Sydney, Australia.

Learn more at Arconics website: https://www.arconics.com

 

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IATA AGM – Dublin 2016

Dublin’s RDS hosts the IATA AGM, 1 – 3 June 2016

800px-RDS_Dublin_2008_-_main_entrance.jpgThe IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders. This event is expected to attract almost 800 attendees including CEOs from 85 airlines, as well as high level executives from OEMs, airports, governments, ANSPs, IT providers and other stakeholders.

In 2016, the 72nd AGM will be hosted by Aer Lingus – celebrating 80 years since its first commercial flight – and will take place in Europe’s most amazing, welcoming city. Dublin is now staking a claim to being the world’s leading software development hub. Air transportation plays a vital role in the social and economic life of Ireland and the we have a proud history of contribution to the development of aviation, including the creation of aircraft leasing and the low cost model. The IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit is a unique opportunity for the industry’s top chief executives and leaders to discuss policy and share their views on civil aviation. Unfortunately, this event is not open to the public and is by invitation only, so stay tuned to Arconics social media and blog for full reports.

What is IATA?

IATA-logo.pngIATA is the International Air Transport Association, a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of around 260 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA’s member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total Available Seat Kilometers air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Safety is the number one priority for IATA. The main instrument for safety is the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). IOSA has also been mandated at the state level by several countries. In 2012, aviation posted its safest year ever. The global Western-built jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per million flights of Western-built jets) was 0.20, the equivalent of one accident every 5 million flights. Future Richard_Quest_2014.jpgimprovements will be founded on data sharing with a database fed by a multitude of sources and housed by the Global Safety Information Center. In June 2014 the IATA set up a special panel to study measures to track aircraft in flight in real time.

The IOSA certification audit is an internationally-recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA uses internationally-recognised audit principles and is designed to conduct audits in a standardised and consistent manner. Airlines are re-evaluated every two years. Registering for IOSA certification and auditing is not mandatory, so an airline that does not have IOSA certification may have either failed the IOSA audit or simply chosen not to participate. Small, regional airlines generally don’t do the IOSA audit primarily because of the cost to have the audit conducted and then to implement the likely required changes.

Paperless Cockpit and Carbon Emission Reduction

IATA members and all industry stakeholders have agreed to three sequential environmental goals:

  1. An average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% a year from 2009 through 2020.
  2. A cap on net carbon emissions from aviation from 2020 (carbon-neutral growth).
  3. A 50% reduction in net aviation carbon emissions by 2050 relative to 2005 levels.

At the 69th IATA annual general meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, members overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution on “Implementation of the Aviation Carbon-Neutral Growth (CNG2020) Strategy.”

Meet Arconics in Dublin Around IATA AGM 2016

Richard Quest, CNN’s resident AvGeek and business correspondent, is expected to attend the AGM. Arconics invites Richard, the world’s aviation media, and all airline CEOs, to meet us for an insider tour of Dublin. Arconics HQ is in Silicon Docks, just down the road from the RDS, and we’d be delighted to show you the sights of this amazing and vibrant city. Dublin is a world-leading software development hub, with a rich aviation heritage. We’d love the opportunity to share our thought leadership in software and aviation.

Just click here to get in touch or to request more info on Dublin, host city for IATA AGM 2016.

Call us on +353 1 611 4625. Welcome to Dublin!


Find out more

Learn more about Arconics airline software: https://www.arconics.com

IATA AGM: http://www.iata.org/events/agm/2016/pages/index.aspx

Learn more about IATA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Air_Transport_Association


Image credits

RDS main entrance – by Culnacreann, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4552513

Richard Quest – by AIB (Association for International Broadcasting) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Fergal Murray, CCO at Arconics, Speaks at the Aircraft eEnablement Connectivity and IFE Conference, London, 27 – 28 April 2016

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Fergal Murray, CCO at Arconics, speaks at the Aircraft eEnablement Connectivity and IFE Conference in London on April 27th-28th 2016. Launched in London in October 2013, this event was the first event of its kind to cover eEnablement and complete nose-to-tail aircraft connectivity. The 2016 conference will again be the perfect venue for the exchange of ideas for everything to do with aircraft connectivity and aircraft eEnablement strategies.

The Arconics Connected Aircraft Software Ecosystem helps aircraft operators increase revenues and efficiency, reduce costs and improve loyalty. Our software securely connects everyone across the airline. CloudStore Wireless IFE is driven by big data analytics, great content, flexible connectivity and the best possible passenger experience. Customised dashboards provide granular insight, measurably improve real-time decision making and generate ancillary revenues.

The Arconics airline software ecosystem is in demand by airlines across the world. Our focus is on delivering the best possible user experience, backed up by a robust backend and a scalable infrastructure. This means that our software is adaptable, running on any suitable hardware. Connectivity flexibility is also integral. We plan to maintain our position at the leading edge of software innovation by giving freedom, power and choice back to airlines.

We also provide cabin management, EFB and document management technology, integrating with avionic hardware and satellite connectivity systems. Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Aer Lingus, Philippine Airlines, Tigerair Australia and Ryanair.

CloudStore-IFE-logo-official.jpgCloudStore Wireless In-Flight Entertainment

CloudStore goes beyond Wireless IFE. Data has the power to drive business development in a more customer-centric and profitable direction. But accessing, analysing and acting on big data is often complicated and counter-intuitive. CloudStore’s powerful backend features give users at all technical levels the ability to quickly understand user statistics, trends and actions. Our analytics interface is designed with the user experience in mind and allows product managers and ancillary revenue teams to quickly pivot to meet passenger needs. CloudStore provides detailed real-time analytics and rich data reporting that supports on-the-go commercial and service decision-making. With CloudStore, airlines profitably evolve and competitively adapt.

AeroDocs Document Management System

Collaborative XML authoring, controlled digital document distribution, compliance management, enterprise security. The ultimate nextgen document creation and management solution for airlines that demand the very best paperless cockpit and efficiencies across the enterprise.

AeroEFB Electronic Flight Bag

An integrated suite of EFB apps that provide completely centralised management, end-to-end security, smart re-use and sharing of data across modules, and rapid access to the right information for flight crew and ground staff.

PaxApp Cabin Management Application

PaxApp gives cabin crew access to all of the information they need to serve passengers better, and provide timely information to any of the airline’s existing ground systems.

Fergal speaks at 12:15 on day 2, Thursday April 28, and his topic is very interesting: Enabling Disruptive Applications. Learn more about the conference here: 

http://www.aircraft-commerce.com/conferences/eEnablement2016/Homepage.asp

For more information please contact:

Bozena Czajkowska – Sales and Marketing

bozena@arconics.com | +353 1 611 46 25 | www.arconics.com

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AIX 2016 – Meet Arconics

AIX-2016-Hamburg-ArconicsMeet Arconics at AIX EXPO 2016, Hamburg, Germany.

We’re looking forward to meeting airline industry customers and partners, and making new friends and business relationships, in Hamburg this April. AIX EXPO is the world’s leading aircraft interiors event. We plan to make some exciting announcements and will be demonstrating our innovative technology in Wireless IFE, EFB and airline document management. Will you be at AIX 2016? Let’s meet! Arconics will be at Stand 4E10 in Hall B4. Just click here and let us know when you’d like to get together.

 

AIX 2016 Show Dates

Tue 5th April: 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 6th April: 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 7th April: 09:00 – 17:00

Hamburg Messe, Germany

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Qatar Airways Selects Arconics AeroDocs as Corporate Document Management System

Qatar-Airways-Selects-AeroDocs-Nextgen-XML-DocumentsNext-Generation System Will Provide Unprecedented Capabilities and Enhance Operational Efficiency across Qatar Airways Group

07 September 2015 

Dublin, IRELAND 

Doha, QATAR 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Qatar Airways today announces that it has engaged Dublin-based Arconics to implement an enterprise Corporate Document Management System (CDMS) for the global carrier. The 10-year agreement was recently signed in Doha by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and Arconics CEO, Niall O’Sullivan.

‘Evolution 2’, the customized system based on the market-leading Arconics AeroDocs platform will provide a single centralised repository to revise and track in real-time all operational and non-operational company manuals and documentation for operational readiness.

The system will support all areas of the business that require access to documentation, including Flight Operations, Engineering, Ground Operations, Inflight Services, Cargo, Security, Human Resources, Finance, Commercial and a host of other areas.

The centralisation and consolidation efforts of the company manuals stems from the airline’s desire to ensure all operational, maintenance and security documents are managed and coordinated, with a mandate to effectively implement a versatile and user-friendly corporate document management scheme.

The AeroDocs platform delivers simple web-based authoring of XML documents, secure storage, controlled audited distribution, and smart sharing and reuse of data across the airline. The platform gives all users across the Group, external partners and regulators access to documents, with fast search facilities and offline viewing capabilities.

Qatar Airways administrators will have real-time visibility and control of the distribution process, ensuring that all devices are updated and that all staff have access to the current version of documents. Arconics will integrate AeroDocs into existing Qatar Airways Group systems to minimise the operational overhead and assure accuracy of information and consistency across all systems.

The requirements outlined by the airline included enhancements to the AeroDocs system, which will give the carrier unprecedented capabilities to ensure consistency across documents, notify document owners when regulations relevant to them are updated, and provide a unified enterprise-wide KPI dashboard for document compliance management.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said:

“The airline is very conscious that rapid expansion requires rigorous precision in how we manage that growth, and with the investment in enterprise technologies such as Arconics, we are addressing multiple needs of the business in one single point.

“Effective communication and secure data exchanges are crucial when it comes to safeguarding our global operations. This highly-customised tool we have invested in supports our day-to-day operations, and further reinforces Qatar Airways’ commitment to deploying the leading technologies in its business – both on the ground and in the air.”

Commissioning the new system followed from a recent IOSA renewal – which Qatar Airways has passed consistently since 2003. Qatar Airways was the first airline to undergo the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) with 100% conformity. Now operating across multiple regulatory environments, Qatar Airways will utilize the CDMS to manage and track their compliance with EASA, FAA and QCAA Regulations, as well as conformity to IOSA Standards and Recommended Practices and enable document owners to respond swiftly and consistently to changing regulations and operational requirements.

Arconics Chief Executive Officer Niall O’Sullivan added:

“The rapid adoption by airlines of mobile devices and the impending arrival of global broadband connectivity creates extraordinary opportunities to improve safety and compliance and create operational efficiencies on the ground and in the air.

“We are delighted to have been selected by Qatar Airways for this milestone project, which will deliver world-leading document management capabilities and we look forward to working with Qatar Airways over the next decade to help them improve their operational efficiency.”

The airline’s operational teams will begin training on the new system in the last quarter of this year, with full go-live scheduled for 2016.

Senior Vice President of Qatar Airways Group Safety and Security, Ashish Jain, looks forward to the roll out of the Arconics system, which his division will manage on behalf of the airline:

“While traditional document management systems contain a database of corporate manuals and operating procedures, what we wished to invest in at Qatar Airways is a platform that supports long-term business objectives.

“In seeking the Arconics Evolution 2, our main aim was to develop an intuitive system that not only provides information, but includes features that will also enhance our operations and enable us to detect and address matters expediently.

“Qatar Airways approaches its safety and security operations with longevity in mind; and building technological enhancements is a primary focus in supporting the airline’s safety and security processes as it consistently attains double-digit growth, year on year.”

The five star global carrier currently flies to 152 destinations and operates a mixed fleet of 163 Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

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Notes to Editors

About Arconics

Arconics is a world leader in enterprise software and mobile applications for aircraft operators. The company’s mission is to help operators reduce costs, improve efficiency and ensure compliance with regulatory obligations. The company’s products include the market-leading AeroDocs platform for document management and electronic flight bag (EFB), and CloudStore, a wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) platform.

Arconics AeroDocs helps major airlines more easily manage their aircraft manuals and operational documentation. This software enables customers to meet, and exceed, their regulatory compliance requirements. AeroDocs uses a best-in-class iPad document viewer, which is fully-integrated with a document distribution, synchronisation and tracking system, as well as an easy-to-use XML authoring module. AeroDocs meets airline needs to cope with new developments in the air transport industry, to achieve ever-higher standards of performance in safety and audit compliance, and to provide the best working atmosphere inside the cockpit.

AeroDocs manages manuals for both Boeing and Airbus aircraft, making it ideal for airlines with large, mixed fleets. Nextgen XML functionality ensures that pilots get to use powerful features including advanced search and storage of annotations and highlights.

Arconics customers include Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and Philippine Airlines. Tens of thousands of pilots, ground staff and cabin crew across five continents depend on Arconics software to safely and efficiently operate their fleets. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with operations in Sydney, Australia.

Arconics website: https://www.arconics.com

Arconics online press kit: https://www.arconics.com/media-kit/

AeroDocs product info: https://www.arconics.com/aerodocs-airline-document-management

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 163 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.

For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Arconics, Corporate Communications

Fergal Murray, Chief Commercial Officer

Tel: +353 1 611 4625

Email: fergal.murray@arconics.com

Website: www.arconics.com

 

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350

Email: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

Website: www.qatarairways.com

Arconics CCO speaking at Inmarsat Aviation Conference

Arconics Chief Commercial Officer to speak at Inmarsat Aviation Conference

Meet Arconics at the  Inmarsat Aviation Conference where aviation’s top trendsetters are meeting in Lisbon this 8th & 9th June. This can’t-miss event will feature exclusive access to aviation industry’s most influential players as they discuss strategies and share insights on empowering the connected aircraft.

Join Arconics Chief Commercial Officer, Fergal Murray for a session on Enabling Disruptive Applications during which you’ll learn about how connectivity allows realtime data from flight deck and cabin. Fergal will also cover how data can be turned into actionable insight with the right integration to enterprise systems and give examples across EFB, Cabin, and Flight ops of specific ways that real-time data translates to saved fuel, higher loyalty, improved efficiency, and higher profits.

For conference details please go to the Inmarsat website.

Looking forward to see you there!

arconics team