February 5 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

ARINC expands connectivity for Air Astana

By Maryann Simson

ARINC has announced that Kazakhstan’s national airline, Air Astana, has renewed and extended its contract for ARINC’s Type B Messaging and 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.

ARINC’s AviNet Airport and AviNet Messaging solutions enable the airline to  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, says the company.

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..

“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.”

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’.

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