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Vueling Airlines Renews ARINC Comm Contract

By Tish Drake | October 6, 2011
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Spanish low-fare airline Vueling Airlines renewed its communications contract with ARINC to receive ARINC ACARS Data Link and OpCenterSM Message Management Service.

ARINC has been Vueling’s preferred supplier since the airline was established in 2004. The new agreement makes ARINC the carrier’s exclusive data link provider and includes ARINC service commitments supporting growth from Vueling’s 2009 merger and recent route expansions, which have made it Spain’s second largest carrier.

The new agreement provides Vueling with ARINC’s ACARS data link service, Type B messaging and connectivity, and ARINC’s OpCenter solution. OpCenter, a web-based messaging system, integrates data link information across the enterprise, and enables real-time automatic data processing to support Vueling’s expanded fleet of 47 aircraft and 24/7 flight operations, ARINC said.

“Through our recent expansion, we have come to rely on ARINC to help us maximize productivity and efficiency at optimum cost,” said Albert Pérez Subirós, Vueling’s manager of Engineering & Planning. “We are very pleased at their ability to assist in our growth while keeping a sharp focus on cost control and the bottom line.”

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