This week FLYHT and its proprietary real-time satellite data streaming technology for aircraft was featured in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Quarterly Strategic Partner Brief. This news circular is distributed to IATA members, participants and interested parties. IATA has more than 400 industry leaders as members of its Strategic Partnership Program and 250 member airlines (84% of total worldwide air traffic). At first glance, this might not seem like a significant distribution list, but let’s take a moment to explore who and what the IATA organization is all about.
IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines. The organization supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. Its vision is to be the force that creates value and innovation while driving a safe and profitable airline industry. Its strategic partners engage in improving the industry by contributing to thought leadership and technological innovation. FLYHT is a strategic partner and it assists by providing its expertise in safety and flight operations, amongst other things.
Being a strategic partner allows companies to be a “part of the solution” and to have input into how the industry evolves. It also enables a company to increase its exposure amongst other partners and member airlines, the Partner Brief is a good example of this.
Last but not least, Strategic Partners are allowed to attend the IATA AGM which attracts “1,000 delegates, including airlines, leading aircraft manufacturers, governments, regional airline associations, airports, industry suppliers, media and other industry partners. The AGM establishes the priorities and work programs that drive higher levels of safety, security, environmental protection and operational efficiency.”
The airline industry is paying attention to FLYHT’s AFIRSTM technology because it has the unique ability to provide cost savings and enhance operational control. The technology is augmented by its ability to live stream real-time data and monitor the location and status of aircraft in real-time, worldwide.
The briefing note can be viewed by clicking here.