FPT Software and Airbus link up in aviation technology

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 08:26

FPT Software and Airbus signed a Letter of Intent on aviation technology on Thursday. — Photos courtesy of FPT

FPT Software and Airbus signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) on looking into opportunities to develop aviation technology related to Airbus’s Skywise, a new aviation data platform, on Thursday.

According to the LoI, FPT Software will look to create a pool of up to 500 developers and train them how to utilise Skywise in developing solutions to improve the aviation industry’s efficiency.

The training courses about Skywise will then be expanded for Airbus’s customers and Skywise users.

Furthermore, FPT Software is aiming to be a strategic partner of Airbus in consulting, developing applications and acting as a technical support and helpdesk division regarding services and applications related to Skywise.

The co-operation between FPT Software and Airbus will also include topics such as provision of Application Programming Interface (API) for third parties to develop applications on Skywise, the migration of applications onto Skywise and the maintenance of Skywise applications.

The two companies also agreed to investigate how FPT Software can help develop technology services and solutions for Airbus in innovative application development, predictive maintenance applications, cloud software, data analysis, micro services/API design and development from existing components.

At the signing ceremony, Marc Fontaine, digital transformation officer of Airbus said that “Skywise, the beating heart of aviation, is a strategic initiative at the core of Airbus digital transformation and a game changer for the entire industry.”

“As part of this open and innovative ecosystem, we are happy to engage with FPT as one of the partners that will help us taking this challenging endeavor further,” he added.

Truong Gia Binh, FPT’s Chairman said: “The co-operation agreement with Airbus on Skywise Data Platform has marked a significant milestone of FPT in the journey to become trusted partners of global leading technology corporations in developing and implementing their digital platforms. With strong expertise in aviation industry, we commit to invest resources in order to develop Airbus’s Skywise as well as other aviation technology services and solutions”. — VNS

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