Runway Girl Network – Q and A
This Runway Girl Network Q and A does a great job of detailing the value of these companies working together. Below is an excerpt from the interview with a link to the entire Q and A.
How GigSky, Avionica, and Ultramain are working together
GigSky, a provider of mobile data services for aircraft, has inked an agreement to market its products and services jointly with Ultramain Systems, which sells software systems to airlines for ground-based and flight-based maintenance and spares inventory control.
This teaming comes on the heels of a partnership agreement announced in May between GigSky and Avionica, a manufacturer of mini quick access recorders (QARs) and communications systems. Ultramain Systems is joining this existing partnership.
The three firms say they have completed testing and validation to ensure that GigSky mobile data connectivity works flawlessly in concert with Avionica hardware and Ultramain software. Runway Girl Network had an exclusive opportunity to put questions about the new partnership to Avionica VP of business development Sean Reilly (SR), GigSky VP of global sales Vikas Chand (VC), and Ultramain Systems director of flight technologies Larry Lenamon (LL), a Boeing 737 pilot. Our interview is below.
GigSky provides wireless connectivity to the aircraft, Avionica makes quick access recorders and data-transmission equipment (and now also operates an integrated global data services network) and Ultramain develops industry leading MRO software. How do you visualize all three of these companies’ products and services working together?
SR: Our three companies complement each other to provide a complete solution for operators. Ultramain runs software on a hardware platform provided by Avionica, and GigSky is the backbone network moving the software data for airlines throughout the world. Avionica’s Onboard Network Server – called aviONS – hosts Ultramain’s software and the GigSky SIM cards. It is a synergetic approach for end customers.
VC: The transition to the fully connected aircraft is exciting, but definitely brings some challenges for operators. Selecting and integrating devices, software and connectivity is a complex task. Partnering with Ultramain and Avionica, we envision a simplified process, with a focus on streamlining and continual improvement of efficiency for the customer. Many of these customers are looking for a complete MRO solution. The partnership means we can meet that need and confidently introduce airlines to our industry-leading solution.