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FPT Software & Airbus cooperate in aviation technology

Released at: 09:18, 15/12/2017

FPT Software & Airbus cooperate in aviation technology

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Two agree to study development of technology relating to Airbus's Skywise aviation data platform.

by Linh San

FPT Software and Airbus signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on December 14 in Hanoi on looking into opportunities to develop aviation technology relating to Airbus’s Skywise, a recently launched aviation data platform.

FPT Software, in the short term, will look to create a pool of up to 500 developers and train them in how to utilize Skywise in developing solutions to improve business efficiency in the aviation industry.

The training courses on the Skywise platform will then be expanded to Airbus customers and Skywise users.

“Skywise, ‘the beating heart of aviation’, is a strategic initiative at the core of Airbus’s digital transformation and a game changer for the entire industry,” said Mr. Marc Fontaine, Digital Transformation Officer at Airbus. “As part of this open and innovative ecosystem, we are happy to engage with FPT as one of the partners that will help us take this challenging endeavor further.”

“The cooperation agreement with Airbus on the Skywise Data Platform marks a significant milestone of FPT in its journey to become a trusted partner of leading global technology corporations in developing and implementing their digital platforms,” said Mr. Truong Gia Binh, FPT Chairman. “With strong expertise in the aviation industry, we commit to investing resources in order to develop Airbus’s Skywise as well as other aviation technology services and solutions.”

The cooperation between FPT Software and Airbus will also cover matters such as the provision of API for third parties to develop applications on Skywise, the migration of applications onto Skywise, and the maintenance of Skywise applications.

The two companies also agreed to investigate how FPT Software may help developing technology services and solutions for Airbus in innovative application development, predictive maintenance applications, cloud, data analysis, micro services/API design, and development from existing components.

Airbus launched Skywise in June. The platform gathers aviation data from various sources such as work orders, components consumption, components data, aircraft / fleet configuration, on-board sensor data, and flight schedules into one cloud-based platform, enabling users to access a single point and gain deeper data insights.

With an ability to interpret large sets of fleet and flight operations data, Skywise can also help airlines improve business efficiency by reducing flight disruptions, cutting maintenance costs through predictive maintenance, optimizing flight operations, transforming cabin and ground operations, making faster decisions to cope with unexpected events, and optimizing fleet management.

FPT Software has years of experience in the aviation industry, cooperating with the largest airlines in the US as well as Vietnam’s national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines. The company’s expertise has been proven by a vast array of projects, such as an Airlines E-commerce Portal, Frequent Flyer Applications to facilitate the implementation of Customer Loyalty Programs, and Navigational Information & Flight Planning Applications.

Since 2013, FPT Software has been Vietnam Airlines’ strategic partner in providing services and solutions on mobile devices, website development, e-commerce, cloud computing, security, big data, hosting/data centers, international and domestic transmission, internet services, and ERP, among others.

More recently, in July, it became a partner of Siemens in the MindSphere IoT Operating System.

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