Aviation Industry Awards

Arconics shortlisted for the Aviation Innovation Award

Arconics are delighted to be shortlisted for the Irish Aviation Authority Aviation Industry Awards 2015 in the category of Aviation Innovation for its AeroDocs EFB content management product.

Arconics set about extending its AeroDocs product as a solution for flight crews to becoming one key element of a complete nose-to-tail e-Enablement platform, on which several mobile applications could be installed – for flight crews, cabin crews, passengers, engineers and airline management and administrative staff.

The first customer of the expanded platform was Aer Lingus, an airline with a long tradition of IT innovation.

With results such as lower costs, reduced timescales, reduced workload, improved audit compliance and better staff awareness, both Aer Lingus and Arconics consider the project a great success given the high level of acceptance from flight crews within Aer Lingus.

Further, the regulator has allowed Aer Lingus to remove paper copies of manuals from the aircraft, saving some 35-40kg per aircraft, per flight –a significant weight and hence cost saving for the airline.

Such was the success of the platform, in 2014 it was purchased by Cathay Pacific Airways, the flag carrier of Hong Kong.

Arconics will also announce another customer for the platform in June 2015 – a top-tier and one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with some of the newest aircraft flying today.

About Aviation Industry Awards

The Aviation Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the aviation sector in Ireland. The trophies will be handed out at the glamorous Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 28th 2015 in Dublin.

 

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Arconics at the AIX EXPO 2015

AIX EXPO 2015

AIX 2015 in Hamburg was a great show for Arconics. The calibre of the attendees from airlines all over the world was impressive.  We had about forty meetings over the three days of the event, and were tired but happy as we left Hamburg on Friday morning. We’d like to thank the organizers for doing such a superb job.

 

Arconics Stand

Arconics Stand at 2015 AIX Expo

 

We were showcasing our market-leading aircraft mobile applications including AeroDocs EFB, CloudStore IFE, PaxApp Cabin Management, and the unified Arconics Platform which provides central administration, security, analytics and enterprise integration for all our products.

 

David demoing CloudStore

David Broderick demoing CloudStore

 

For us, the key learning points from AIX are that aircraft operators understand the operational savings and efficiencies that mobile devices can bring to the cockpit, cabin and on the ground, and see the potential for wireless IFE to drive loyalty and ancillary revenues over the entire journey.  The primary barriers to adoption for many airlines are the long development and implementation times for traditional mobile apps, and difficulties integrating them with each other and with existing enterprise applications. The Arconics Platform provides a proven, powerful, and flexible infrastructure to solve these problems, reducing costs and time-to-service, and providing deep real-time insight and analytics to the business.

 

CloudStore UI

CloudStore UI

The advent of powerful low-cost mobile devices creates an opportunity for airlines to transform inflight service and make cabin operations and related maintenance more efficient. Cabin crew are the primary touch point between airlines and passengers. Their ability to deliver personalised and better service can create extraordinary moments for passengers, resulting in long-term loyalty. Our PaxApp cabin management application 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.

On the revenue side, air transport is evolving. Rapid changes in consumer behaviour and mobile technologies will change how airlines serve and compete. Mobile commerce is growing at 40% year on year. In a few short years, the vast majority of transactions and time online will be from mobile devices. This presents extraordinary opportunities for airlines. Few other industries have the customer insight, loyalty and trust that airlines have earned. No other industry has comparable uninterrupted time with their customers while delivering service.

Operators are starting to recognize that the mobile revolution that occurred on the ground can and will transform the airline passenger experience in the air – from pre-booking to post-journey, and also create extraordinary ancillary revenue opportunities and deeper loyalty and customer relationships – all key elements of CloudStore.

Niall O'Sullivan - CEO

Many IFE systems on the market miss this crucial point. They offer incremental improvement in the passenger experience onboard, but do not give airlines the real-time insight, control and commercial and technical flexibility to move the needle on the corporate bottom line.

We showed the end-to-end CloudStore IFE platform to many operators, and it was enormously gratifying to see that the problems that we’ve solved and the revenue opportunities that CloudStore creates resonate deeply with commercial, IFE, retail, and marketing executives in flag carriers, LCCs and regional and charter operators worldwide.

 

Falling hardware and connectivity costs will make 2015 the year when many airlines begin to deploy streaming IFE.  But that’s just the first act. Aircraft operators are beginning to recognize that streaming IFE isn’t IFE at all.  When delivered on a platform that rewrites the rules and enables new services, streaming IFE will become a cornerstone in every airline’s mobile strategy for the foreseeable future.

 

 

Arconics Team

The Arconics Team at AIX – Sean Coughlan, Michael Reilly, Aurora Pérez Machío, Niall O’Sullivan, Fergal Murray, Bozena Czajkowska, David Broderick.

 It’s a future that we can’t wait for – and we’re ready for. We look forward to joining you on the journey together.

Arconics Michael Reilly speaking at #PaxEx conference

Arconics VP e-Enablement + Entertainment speaking at the Passenger Experience Conference

Meet Arconics at the Passenger Experience Conference on the 13th of April in Hamburg. This one-day conference brings together thought leaders and key decision makers from the entire product and service spectrum of the industry. It is the perfect occasion to meet with your peers and network with industry leading experts and innovators, whilst capitalising on the insight and ideas presented by the foremost thinkers of the industry.

Join Arconics VP e-Enablement + Entertainment, Michael Reilly for a session on The Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Debate: The Future for Inflight Content and learn how will early-window movies and other content fit into the evolving infotainment offer? New content options – how will YouTube, Facebook and social content…

For conference details please go to Passenger Experience Conference website. You will get the opportunity to network with top decision-makers in our industry. You will not want to miss this!

Looking forward to see you there!

#PaxEx Podcast Arconics

#PaxEx podcast on Gulf Competition and Cyber Suspicions

Tune in to listen to Michael Reilly who serves as vice president of e-enablement and entertainment at Arconics, talk to Mary Kirby and Max Flight at #RunwayGirl Network #PaxEx Podcast about Gulf competition to the American carriers, FAA plans to tackle cyber security concerns and will wireless ultimately replace embedded IFE systems.

It would have been difficult to miss the recent dust up between Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson and Gulf carriers. Anderson claims Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways enjoy an unfair competitive advantage over US carriers in the form of government subsidies. And Gulf carriers have hit back, saying US carriers have been able to restructure their costs under the USA’s liberal Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. But the row begs broader questions. Co-hosts Max Flight and Mary Kirby discuss whether US carriers can compete with Gulf carriers in terms of product, and overall #PaxEx, and whether the restructuring of labor costs under Chapter 11 has, somewhat ironically, put US operators at a competitive disadvantage in terms of customer service.

Now that more and more aircraft are “e-enabled”, the FAA has announced plans to establish an industry working group to tackle cyber security concerns. While it seems inexplicable that the FAA has waited until 2015 to launch this initiative, Max, Mary and Michael agree that it’s ‘better late than never’. They talk about what the FAA hopes to gain, and Michael shares his knowledge about the challenges airlines face in keeping the bad guys at bay as they move forward with significant change in the digital space.

Last but not least, Indian start-up Vistara has announced plans to “beam IFE directly to passengers’ devices”. Michael, an expert in the field of wireless IFE, tells us why these solutions are gaining traction, and he answers the multi-billion dollar question – will wireless ultimately replace embedded IFE systems?

For more on this #PaxEx podcast click here!

EFB Data – How not to drown in it - webinar from Arconics

Electronic Flight Bag data webinar from Arconics

Arconics webinar

EFB Data – How not to drown in it (Register for free)

Join Arconics Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) experts for a webinar on 26th of February at 7:00 and 15:00 UTC and learn how to efficiently manage multiple EFB data streams and greatly enhance an existing EFB program. The Webinar will also cover the latest trends and innovations in both EFB software and hardware and use case studies from successful airline / aircraft operator EFB projects to show how these latest innovations can maximize the operational and economic benefit of any EFB program.

EFB systems in many airlines are now maturing with many successful implementations. As an airline expands functionality, managing multiple streams of data such as Digital Library, Electronic Flight Folder and eTechlog is becoming the key challenge.  Consequently, airlines with successful EFB deployments are meeting key challenges in EFB data distribution and tracking.  During the Webinar the Arconics experts will walk you through the processes of managing this key data using sophisticated yet simple to use software solutions.

This Webinar is therefore an excellent opportunity for airlines and operators to learn key lessons from successful EFB projects and crucially how to manage the vast amount of EFB data and reporting.  In addition, during the Webinar you will see live iPad demonstrations of some of Arconics’ industry leading EFB software solutions, including:

  • Digital Library: You will see how to simplify the entire flight operations manual publishing and compliance process in both PDF and XML formats and via all devices including iPad / tablets and fixed EFB units.  You will see how pilots can find their key information fast.
  • Electronic Flight Folder: You will see how this EFB module delivers FCBP (Flight Crew Briefing Packs) to crew iPad/EFB devices (inc: OFP’s, NOTAM’s, weather & Flight logs) and how the system captures flight related data from the flight crew during flight and returns the data to the ground system in XML format.
  • EFB Data Distribution & Tracking: You will see how to provide a complete audit trail for admin and user activities and administrators can download and export file and user activity reports, including how many times a file has been opened, which users have downloaded a particular document.

Delivered by the Arconics EFB and avionics experts who share many years of experience between them, working with major airlines such as Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Thomson Airways and aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Bombardier and Rolls-Royce, this webinar is not one to be missed, so add the date to your calendar and tune in!

The Arconics Team

Cathay Pacific selects Arconics

Cathay Pacific selects Arconics Aerodocs EFB Digital Library

Arconics are pleased to announce that Cathay Pacific has selected the company’s AeroDocs EFB Digital Library for installation on all e-Enabled aircraft with deployment commenced in January 2015.

The best-in-class Digital Library will be available on Class 3 EFBs on the flight deck.

AeroDocs Digital Library enables pilots to access and search manuals and documents, allowing fast search, real-time updating, and offline access. Cathay Pacific administrators on the ground get real-time visibility and control of the distribution process, ensuring that all aircraft are updated and that all pilots have access to the current version of documents. Arconics will also integrate AeroDocs into existing Cathay Pacific systems to minimize the operational overhead and assure consistency across all systems.

Of the agreement, Arconics CEO Niall O’Sullivan said:Cathay Pacific selects Arconics

‘We’re thrilled that Cathay Pacific has selected our AeroDocs Digital Library to power EFBs on eEnabled Aircraft. We see measurable benefits for Cathay Pacific with AeroDocs EFB and we’re looking forward to seeing those benefits realised as part of a mutually successful partnership’.

ABOUT ARCONICS

Arconics, through its aircraft e-Enablement platform helps airlines increase revenues, reduce costs and improve safety and compliance with mobile apps and powerful enterprise software and turnkey solutions.

Arconics was founded in 2001. Since our first software deployment that year, many operators of commercial, private and military aircraft worldwide have chosen our software to help them better manage their operations.

Arconics is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with an Asia-Pacific office in Sydney, Australia.

AeroDocs EFB delivers critical documents and operational information to flight crews via mobile apps and onboard Electronic Flight Bags, allowing them to work more safely and efficiently. Integrated authoring, tracking and reporting reduce the cost and complexity of the entire publication and compliance cycle.

PaxApp delivers critical documents and operational information to cabin crews via mobile apps, allowing them to do their jobs more efficiently and address all issues related to cabin management with their ground based colleagues.

CloudStore IFE provides entertainment content, retail and advertising to passengers on mobile devices. It allows the airline to control, measure and personalize the experience in real time plus maximize engagement and ancillary revenue.

PRESS CONTACT:   Michael Reilly | VP Avionics + Entertainment
T: +61 410 59 64 74 | E: michael.reilly@arconics.com

Arconics at Flight Operations Conference

Arconics at the 8th Annual Flight Operations Conference

Arconics at the 8th Annual Flight Operations Conference

Arconics will be exhibiting at the 8th Annual Flight Operations Conference on 2nd & 3rd December 2014 in Frankfurt. We’re at booth E29 showcasing enterprise data management platforms and mobile app solutions for managing flight related data for the aviation industry.

AeroDocs is a hosted product suite that provides aircraft operators with a totally modular solution for EFB’s and Document Management across Web and Mobile devices as well as Class 1, 2 and 3 EFB’s in the flight deck.

PaxApp offers a paperless approach to cabin management, allowing crew to complete any process digitally be it routine or incident based. Such data can include Pax Manifests, VIP Pax Data, Loyalty Program Data, Special Assistance Needs, Cabin Defects, Medical and Incident Reports, Meal Manifests, Crew Rostering Interface, Crew Notices, Forms and Manuals and just about any other requirement to assist airlines improve efficiency and service.

We’ve been working with the world’s most successful airlines for 13 years, and we’d be delighted to show you how Arconics can sharpen your competitive edge.

To book a meeting, send an email to sales@arconics.com and we’ll get in touch with you to arrange a hands-on demo.

About 8th Annual Flight Operations Conference

The 8th Annual Flight Operations Conference is the world’s leading Flight Operations event and focuses wholly on the key, strategic issues that effect the operating of commercial aircraft.

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Corendon Dutch Airlines selects Arconics for Wireless IFE platform and content

Arconics are delighted to announce that Corendon Dutch Airlines has selected the company’s CloudStore Wireless IFE software platform for installation on its B737-800 aircraft, which will enter passenger service in Q1 2015.

CloudStore streams content, retail and advertising to passengers’ own mobile devices, and is the first IFE  software platform designed to drive engagement and ancillary revenues over the entire passenger journey. It allows the airline to understand customer behaviour and refine and customize the offering in real time. The CloudStore Content Management System does away with traditional IFE media integration timelines and costs, allowing airlines to take realtime control of their IFE platform and create new ancillary revenue streams before, during and after the flight.

Founder of the Corendon Group, Atilay Uslu says: ‘Our immediate goal with the IFE program is to enhance the passenger experience, but over time we expect to create new ancillary revenues. We did a comprehensive evaluation of the various IFE systems on the market, and CloudStore stood out. It gives us a one-stop-shop for the core IFE features, and allows us to add payments, e-commerce, and new retail partnerships when we need them. Equally importantly, Arconics demonstrated the ability to work with our internal technology team to deliver a system that perfectly meets our requirements. Over the coming years, CloudStore will enable us to serve our customers better and increase our ancillary revenues through innovative new offerings.’

Arconics will provide a turnkey solution for Corendon Dutch Airlines, including the software platform, mobile apps, and content licensing and encoding. Content for the go-live system will include Hollywood and Dutch movies, television shows, music, moving map, and destination content for the guests of Corendon Dutch Airlines. Corendon choose Flight Focus streaming hardware solution to provide the in cabin wifi.

Of the partnership, Arconics CEO Niall O’Sullivan said: ‘We’re thrilled that Corendon Dutch Airlines has selected CloudStore to power its wireless IFE product. CloudStore is a few steps ahead of the game; it’s a powerful platform for engagement and ancillary revenue that puts the airline in full control. It’s hardware agnostic, flexible like no other IFE system we’ve seen and affordable too – it’s win-win – and we’re looking forward to seeing the benefits flow through to Corendon Dutch Airlines and their customers.’

Corendon signing contractswith Arconics

Contract signing ceremony, Amsterdam, 12 September 2014.
(L-R) Micheal Regan, Chief Operating Officer, Arconics; Fergal Murray, VP Sales and Marketing, Arconics; Atilay Uslu, Founder, Corendon and Steven van der Heijden, Chief Executive Officer, Corendon.

ABOUT CORENDON DUTCH AIRLINES

Corendon Dutch Airlines is a part of the Corendon Group, which also operates Corendon Airlines in Turkey. The group was established in 2000 and rapidly became one of the largest tour operators in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Corendon offers affordable and high quality holiday packages.
In 2013, more than 600.000 people enjoyed a holiday with Corendon.

Corendon Dutch Airlines, commencing operations in April 2011 under its own AOC, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, serves dozens of destinations in Europe and beyond from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

ABOUT ARCONICS

Mobile technology is creating enormous opportunity for airlines. Arconics helps airlines increase revenue, reduce costs and improve safety and compliance with powerful enterprise software, apps and turnkey solutions via its e-Enablement and Aircraft Data Management Platform, with software for Flight & Cabin Crew, Passengers and other airline personnel.

Arconics was founded in 2001. Since our first deployment that year, many operators of commercial, private and military aircraft worldwide have chosen our software to help them better manage their operations.

Arconics is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with an Asia-Pacific office in Sydney, Australia.

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Arconics at APEX EXPO 2014

Arconics will be exhibiting at the APEX EXPO, Anaheim 16th to 18th April 2014 showcasing CloudStore.

Our IFE mobile app provides an amazing user experiences to crew and passengers. Our CloudStore enterprise platform connects retail and marketing. Customised dashboards and big-data analytics provide granular insight and measurably improve realtime decision-making. The result is immediate operational savings, happier passengers and a step change in ancillary revenues.

If you would like to meet at the event please contact us or stop by booth 439. To access information on our innovative technology please visit the Arconics website.

For conference details please go to APEX website.

Looking forward to see you there!