Etihad Airways to Use ACARS Technology

By Tish Drake | February 20, 2008
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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, awarded AviIT, a U.K.-based aviation technology company, a contract to support all ACARS services across its Airbus and Boeing fleets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the terms of the contract, AviIT will standardize ACARS usage across the fleet, implement advanced services such as automated Flight Operations Log transmission and integrate ACARS data with engineering fault diagnostic systems, crew planning and fuel planning systems in order to provide invaluable management information from the raw ACARS data. AviIT will deploy its Archimedes and Airboard system. The company said Archimedes is an ACARS message decoder system that presents data in easily configurable formats for use by ground staff and engineers. Airboard provides the ability to easily create and deliver management information via the most suitable media, such as display screens, e-mail and SMS, tailored to different departmental requirements.

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