ARINC today announced that Kazakhstan’s national airline, Air Astana, has not only renewed and extended its contract for ARINC’s Type B Messaging, but also awarded the company new contracts for the AviNet Airport service. This means that ARINC will now provide a complete connectivity and messaging platform for the airline’s airport applications, both current and legacy.
It was its mission to provide the highest level of safety and technology for the domestic and international air services that led Air Astana to choose aviation technology pioneer ARINC. Using ARINC’s AviNet Airport and AviNet Messaging solutions enables the airline to quickly adapt to the industry’s constantly changing cost and operational demands by providing connectivity in very short time scales, competitive pricing models and flexible, reliable solutions.
ARINC’s market-leading AviNet Messaging is an intuitive solution that uses the internet to provide low cost access to IATA Type B Messaging from anywhere in the world from any computer. Together with ARINC’s extremely resilient network, this meets the air transport industry’s need for high-performance messaging and networking, with the core network operating at 99.999% availability.
Meanwhile, AviNet Airport provides a fully managed, highly reliable network service for Air Astana to access mission-critical departure control systems. Closely integrated with ARINC’s MUSE platform, the service can usually be deployed and operational within 10 working days from the date of order, and comes with attractive Service Level Agreements (SLAs), pricing, and support.
"ARINC has unrivalled 80-plus years of communications experience in the aviation industry and has been at the forefront of using internet technology for aviation messaging,” said Alexis Hickox, Senior Director, Aviation Solutions ARINC EMEA. “AviNet messaging solutions seamlessly integrate into a customer’s own operational environment while allowing the use of industry standard product design, formats and templates."
"As Central Asia’s leading carrier, Air Astana recognises the critical role that connectivity plays in maintaining the very highest standards of operational efficiency and service. ARINC has proved to be an outstandingly reliable and responsive partner in the provision of advanced airline IT solutions over many years and I’m delighted to be renewing and extending the scope of our agreement,” said Chamindra Lenawa, vice president IT and E-business, Air Astana JSC.
"Like over 3,000 organisations all round the world, Air Astana knows that choosing ARINC brings quick and efficient deployment of services, lower operational costs and greater operational efficiencies. We are delighted to be a key part of the solutions that are enabling the airline’s dramatic growth and success” said Hickox.
Kazakhstan is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and Air Astana recently became the first carrier from Russia / the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) / Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-star rating in the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards. It was also named ‘Best Airline in South and Central Asia'.
ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C certified.