Airline opportunities

Airlines want to make their operations more efficient. This spans everything from managing dispatch operations and reducing turnaround time, to optimizing routes with improved flight planning, and minimizing fuel costs. But only through a connected application ecosystem, is this possible.   SITAONAIR AppsConnect® enables airlines to enhance operations by delivering real time connectivity to onboard cockpit and cabin applications, advancing functionality.   By using AppsConnect®, airlines can connect pilot Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and cabin crew applications, and more. With AppsConnect®, pilots receive and share more timely, improved information for flight planning, position mapping, journey and technology logs, and enroute weather awareness. Cabin crews, meanwhile, can immediately share important in-flight reports, conduct onboard payment and transaction verifications for passengers, and seamlessly synchronize cabin log books after landing.  

Challenges

Today’s airlines are faced with the challenge of integrating multiple applications, across different fleets, and from a range of different suppliers. Furthermore, they may have a unique contract specific to each aircraft network, such as for datalink, or broadband or cellular connectivity.

SITAONAIR’s AppsConnect® expertly addresses these challenges, removing the burden.

Product description

AppsConnect® brings all the connected application services, contracts and networks under one roof – delivering a one-stop solution serving all operational and application needs, while delivering a simple, user-friendly customer experience. Thanks to our management of different aircraft communications media, we can also bring these application datasets to life, and communicate with the aircraft in real time.

AppsConnect® improves information sharing by delivering secure connectivity to applications, supporting data synchronization, and content sharing from the cockpit, both in-flight and on the ground. AppsConnect® enables onboard applications to use any type of communication link with ground systems, including traditional ACARS or IP broadband links. AppsConnect® allows airlines to define their priority handling across the applications, and lowest-cost routes to use for the connectivity.

Additionally, SITAONAIR’s software vendor program guarantees qualitative integration with market-leading applications, enabling application providers and airlines to rapidly on-board new applications within the connected ecosystem.

AppsConnect® customers benefit from SITAONAIR’s support service, which includes a round-the-clock multilingual support desk and operations monitoring service, as well as technical support when new airline applications are to be on-boarded into the AppsConnect® ecosystem.

 

Features and benefits

Enhances market-leading applications with connectivity and real-time parameter-setting

Brings connected apps and network contracts together in one service for the customer

Cloud-based platform removes need for airline ground infrastructure investment

Maximizes data throughput while upholding airline data routing policies

Secures information transfers from air to ground and within airline host ground infrastructure

Provides an integrated API to enhance applications with avionics data

24/7 monitoring and multilingual helpdesk from SITAONAIR

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