Michael Reilly

Arconics welcomes Michael Reilly onboard

Arconics expands into the Asia-Pacific and welcomes Michael Reilly onboard.

Arconics are delighted to announce the establishment of their presence in the Asia-Pacific market and the corresponding appointment of IFE industry veteran Michael Reilly to the management team as VP, Avionics and Entertainment.

Michael joins the company at a key time, as Arconics launches its CloudStore wireless IFE platform, which has been under development since 2011.

Michael has 15 years experience in the IFE industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Stellar Entertainment, where he played a key role in the growth of the company to global leadership, including the establishment of five international offices and drove the adoption by airlines of new IFE technologies including tablets and wireless systems.

Michael will be based in Sydney. He will lead the expansion of Arconics key products, CloudStore IFE and AeroDocs EFB into the Asia-Pacific market, and provide expertise to Arconics clients globally.

Of his appointment Michael says: ‘I’m thrilled to join the Arconics team and to be continuing my work in the aviation industry. 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. I am excited with the progressive thinking of the team, the advanced technology of the products and our ideas for the future’.

Arconics Chief Executive Officer Niall O’Sullivan says: ‘Michael’s credentials and vast experience in IFE technology, content and processes are a natural fit as we continue to grow our business and evolve our range of services to our customers. We are very pleased to welcome him to Arconics’.

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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!

arconics team

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Arconics at the EFB Users Forum in Memphis

Arconics will be exhibiting at the EFB Users Forum, Memphis 13th & 15th May 2014 showcasing AeroDocs, a unique EFB document management solution for faster and easier publishing of Manuals, Notices, Forms and Flight briefing on to iPad, EFB Class 1, 2 & 3 and Web.

AeroDocs EFB suite reduces operational cost through streamlining cumbersome paper based processes. AeroDocs consist of a range of EFB modules covering manuals production, crew reporting, notices and Electronic Flight Folder distribution. The AeroDocs Digital Library is one of the EFB flagship solutions. It is an end to end manual publishing, compliance management, distribution and mobile app solution. Go to Aerodocs website to try AeroDocs iPad app for free.

If you would like to meet at the event please contact us or stop by booth 8. To access information on our innovative EFB technology please visit the Arconicswebsite or view EFB / iPad Documentation Management System webinar recording.

For conference details please go to EFB User Forum website.

Looking forward to see you there!

arconics team

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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.

arconics team

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Arconics at the APEX TV Market Conference

Arconics will be exhibiting at the APEX TV Market Conference, Dublin 28th to 30th April 2014 showcasing CloudStore.

Our Wireless IFE platform 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 NA1. To access information on our innovative technology please visit the Arconics webiste.

For conference details please go to APEX TV Market website.

Looking forward to see you there!

arconics team