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Visions

The future of your connected aircraft

Potentials

Discover the power of connectivity

Connectivity has become a technology trend in many industries, offering seamless internet access for various applications. In business and commercial aviation as well, connectivity unleashes untapped potential and opens up new opportunities – optimizing airline operation, reducing costs and boosting ancillary revenues. By 2020, most aircraft will be upgraded to the newest connectivity technology, thus adding value to their businesses.

Giving wings to your data

Trouble-free operations and efficient maintenance are every operator's daily business. To keep on flying, every lead of a minute counts. Access to component failure indication and information, live troubleshooting, and immediate mitigating action are the prerequisites for real predictive maintenance. But considering the volume of data generated in the latest aircraft models, ACARS data transmission could not even cover the tip of the iceberg or deliver an attractive cost-benefit ratio for this purpose.

We see a connected fleet as one that takes advantage of an integrated solution and embeds broadband capabilities into every aspect of the operation - from passengers to cabin crew and from cockpit and flight operations to maintenance. Because seamless connectivity means more than ensuring continuous online access in the air and goes well beyond passenger entertainment.

As the world's leading MRO provider, we constantly empower operators by modernizing and upgrading their aircraft - from small business jets to entire fleets - so as to make them competitive and increase the lifespan of their fleet. Our innovative drive has been proven to continually push the boundaries of future possibilities - such as paving the road for predictive maintenance and smooth flight operations.

Connected Cockpit and Cabin Crew

Solutions that turn to account

Digital communication and connected hardware onboard can significantly increase your safety, revenue and workflow. Improving the reaction times and awareness of flight crew and pilots to unpredictable events, such as bad weather conditions, can be crucial. Receiving the latest reports and comprehensive radar data enables pilots and crew to take strategic decisions based on advanced knowledge and prediction and thus choose the safest possible route. What's more, any trouble with in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC) can be reported by the crew in real time during the flight so as to avoid repair delays and to enable maintenance crews to be better prepared in advance in terms of tools and spare parts.

Electronic Flight Bag

Apart from the ancillary revenue potential, real time electronic flight bags harmonize communications between ground and cockpit crew. With the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), we already started to integrate commercial, off-the-shelf computing technologies into the cockpit. When "connected" and online, the Electronic Flight Bag enables the flight crew to optimize operation and save up to two percent on fuel consumption. This online capability and in-flight crew reporting harmonize communications between cockpit, cabin and ground crews, reduce repair delays and provide detailed information for engineers with regard to tools and spare parts.

Connected Passengers

Make your visions fly

More than eighty percent of all passengers prefer an airline that offers Wi-Fi on board over one that does not - thus nearly all passengers want to connect their devices wirelessly to the internet. Furthermore, they expect seatback-mounted in-flight entertainment systems on long-haul flights that provide the performance, features and content they are used to on the ground.

In-flight services have the ability to not only reduce costs and boost productivity, but also to generate ancillary revenue in terms of unexploited cabin retail sales opportunities driven by the trend toward cashless cabins and online duty-free shops. Passengers' in-flight experience is not only influenced by entertainment. What about pre-empting a passenger's needs? Potential ahead-of-time sales cover a series of basic but time-saving applications such as pre-ordering a taxi, booking accommodations, reserving a dinner table at a restaurant, or even arranging some groceries and stocking your fridge while returning from a long trip.

Your Contact

Stefan Steinberg

Sales Manager Connectivity

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