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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.’

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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!

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Arconics at the Aircraft Interiors EXPO

Arconics will be exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg 8th to 10th April 2014 showcasing CloudStore and AeroDocs.

Our EFB and IFE mobile apps provide amazing user experiences to pilots, crew and passengers. Our AeroDocs and CloudStore enterprise platforms connect everyone across the airline, from crew and ground staff to senior management, flight ops, tech pubs, 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, safer operations, and a step change in ancillary revenues.

If you would like to meet at the event please contact us or stop by booth 61A20. To access information on our innovative technology please visit the Arconics.

For conference details please go to Aircraft Interiors website.

Looking forward to see you there!

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Arconics Report from AIX Hamburg, April 2014

AIX 2014 in Hamburg was a great show for Arconics. We arrived home exhausted after 4 non-stop days. The event continues to go from strength to strength, and we’d like to thank the organizers for doing such a superb job. Thanks also to the amazing work of Bozena, Aurora and Kris, for putting together such a great show for Arconics.

In addition to our market-leading AeroDocs EFB, we were showing our new CloudStore IFE system, which got a very positive response from our existing customers, and sparked keen interest from operators all over the world. We got a chance to catch up with Mary and Chantal from Runway Girl, who yesterday published a thoughtful piece about CloudStore.

 

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Niall, Bozena, Aurora, Michael and Fergal at AIX 2014.

 

We also took the opportunity to welcome Michael Reilly to the team as VP Avionics and Entertainment.  Michael brings a wealth of experience in the IFE market, and significantly strengthens our ability to help operators define their own unique passenger experience, which is a key strength of CloudStore and something they we strongly believe differentiates us from a plethora of wireless IFE solutions that have now entered the market.

For us, the key learning point from AIX is that 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.

Many IFE systems on the market miss this crucial point in our view. 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. That is what is at the core DNA of CloudStore – revolution, not evolution.

We’ve been working on CloudStore for three years. Close collaboration with some very smart executives of our existing customers has helped guide our efforts to build the perfect platform for aircraft operators. Last week, the world got its first look at the fruits of that collaboration. We are excited about what’s ahead.

We demonstrated a live working end-to-end IFE platform to more than 20 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.

We’ll be announcing our launch customer in the coming weeks and can’t wait for it to be flying.

Falling hardware and connectivity costs will make 2014 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.

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.

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Arconics CEO Niall O’Sullivan speaking at the Aircraft eEnablement (Connectivity & IFE) Conference

Come see our CEO Niall O’Sullivan speak at the conference about “Wireless IFE – A New Ancillary Revenue Business Model” at 12:15, 2nd of October.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Airlines are increasingly paying more attention to connectivity (within the flight deck, cabin and on the ground). With new aircraft such as the 787 Dreamliner and the A350, entering service, it increases the need for airlines to establish total connectivity strategies for all aircraft types.

The Aircraft eEnablement (Connectivity & IFE) Conference is the first event of its kind to cover complete nose to tail connectivity. It will help all airline departments to understand the operational benefits and revenue opportunities available with connected aircraft.

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See CloudStore Wireless IFE live at APEX

Arconics will be demonstrating the CloudStore Wireless IFE at APEX in Anaheim, CA on October 9-12th 20123.

We are at Booth 1827, and we’ll be showing  our system including our new analytics module, which gives amazing insight into your passengers.  It enables you to maximise long-term engagement and ancillary revenues on the platform.

Come see what the fuss is about!  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 Apex

Join thousands of aviation professionals from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) representing more than 120 airlines and over 250 vendors from dozens of industries – ranging from IFE to catering – all committed to improving the airline passenger experience.

The APEX/IFSA EXPO is the only event exclusive to experts and decision-makers committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience from around the world. It is the industry’s 4-day premier event featuring top-notch educational sessions and the latest and most comprehensive display of airline related technologies, products and services covering these four core areas.

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