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FPT joins IT giants to kick off Airbus's Skywise certified partner program

Released at: 09:08, 20/06/2019

FPT joins IT giants to kick off Airbus's Skywise certified partner program

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Skywise a digital, hyper-connected, and secure data platform that enables users to optimize and predict everything from engineering and maintenance to flight operations.

by Minh Do

FPT signed an agreement with Airbus on June 19 in Paris to become one of the aircraft manufacturer’s first Airbus Skywise certified partners, driving digital collaboration across the global aviation industry. IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, and Sopra Steria were also handpicked by Airbus to kick off the program.

Airbus’s selection criteria for certified partners include companies having a global presence, a familiarity with Skywise technology, high-quality human resources, existing business with airlines, and existing business relationships with Airbus.

Skywise certified partners will benefit from dedicated training and certification to help aviation players develop more robust, richer applications within the open data platform. They will also have access to their own working space on Skywise and to additional platform features.

“The beating heart of aviation”, as Airbus calls it, Skywise is a digital, hyper-connected, and secure data platform that enables users to optimize and predict everything from engineering and maintenance to flight operations. Launched at the Paris Airshow in mid-2017, it has grown to become a platform of reference used by 80 aviation players and is expected to welcome dozens more onboard by the end of this year.

“Airbus has introduced Industry 4.0 into aviation through its Skywise platform,” said FPT Software Chairman Hoang Nam Tien. “FPT is proud to stand alongside IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, and Sopra Steria to shape the future of aviation. Our software engineers are working around the clock to develop and deploy Skywise applications for airline applications around the world.”

FPT has been a trusted partner of Airbus since 2017, when the two companies signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen the development of the Skywise ecosystem in Asia. Over the past two years, it has helped Airbus gather, standardize, and integrate data from more than 30 carriers onto the Skywise platform. “The two companies have cooperated comprehensively and extensively,” said Mr. Mathew Evans, Airbus Director of the Global Skywise Project. “Skywise is a global aviation industry project. We are in this together not only for the short term but also for the long future ahead.”

After two decades of leading Southeast Asia in IT services, FPT has recently decided to shift its focus to digital transformation, looking to be named among the world’s Top 50 digital transformation service providers within ten years. The company has partnered with major carriers in Europe, the US, and Vietnam to transform the global aviation industry through disruptive digital services and solutions.

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