Flightman Partners with SITA creating a Global Partnership to drive delivery of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Solutions

Flightman, a global leader in the provision of the “Connected Aircraft” through its Electronic Flight Bag Solutions (EFB) to airlines, has signed a global partnership with SITA. The partnership will focus on the synergies that the combined technologies and services of Flightman and SITA can bring to customers.

The Flightman™ EFB Solution Suite allows airlines to achieve optimised regulatory compliance, total operational efficiency, enhanced in-cabin passenger service and revenue opportunities by seamlessly connecting and integrating aircraft within airlines’ IT infrastructure. The company develops Aviation Software Solutions, which are incorporated in a Service to connect the aircraft to company systems and drive productivity and operational improvements.

Joe McGoldrick, CEO of Flightman is convinced that the combined SITA/Flightman solution will fill a major requirements gap in the EFB market place. “Flightman is now established as a world leader in the provision of EFB solutions. We are seeing phenomenal growth in EFB adoption and our goal is to make it as easy as possible for customers to benefit from our solution. Our partnership with SITA provides customers with a seamless engagement model whereby they can progress their EFB projects with the confidence of a relationship with one of the world’s leading Aviation solution providers. Many of our customers already have an established relationship with SITA and new customers see tremendous value in the integration of our Flightman solution with SITA’s leading edge e-Aircraft Application Services.”

The first major SITA/Flightman customer win with Brazilian carrier, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America has also been recently announced. GOL is the launch customer for SITA’s e-Aircraft Application Service. The Flightman™ EFB software and SITA’s data integration software will connect GOL’s fleet of 130 B737 aircraft to their existing ground-based Flight Operations and Maintenance systems. This onboard and ground based EFB software system will enable GOL to efficiently exchange data to or from their aircraft and achieve significant cost savings. For further information, please click here

About Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
The Electronic Flight Bag is a general purpose computing device that can be deployed in the cockpit or assigned to flight crew to assist them in carrying out their functions. When combined with communications capabilities they provide a platform for the hosting of connected applications, which enable the bi-directional exchange of data with the airlines’ ground systems.

About Flightman
Flightman is an award-winning provider of software technology to automate and streamline operations within the aviation industry. Flightman’s flagship Flightman™ family of products comprises innovative software technology which synchronizes an extensive data model between the aircraft and various airline ground systems, and provides forms and workflows tailored to various users to enable dramatic process improvement in the cockpit, cabin and on the ramp, thus reducing costs and enhancing efficiency in aircraft operations and maintenance.

About SITA
SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world’s most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.

SITA’s portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more.

SITA is one of the world’s most international companies. Its global reach is based on local presence, with services for over 500 air transport industry members and 2,700 customers in over 200 countries and territories. Set up in 1949 with 11 member airlines, SITA today employs people of more than 140 nationalities, speaking over 70 different languages. SITA had consolidated revenues of US$1.46 billion (€1.10 billion) in 2010.

For further information please visit: www.sita.aero

For further information please contact:

Diogo Serradas
Tel: +353 1 806 1000
Email: diogo.serradas@flightman.com

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