14 July 2018, India:
Airbus subsidiaries NAVBLUE and Aerial have partnered with three Indian startups to power cutting-edge technologies that will help usher in new industry benchmarks in aeronautical data services, flight operations and imagery services.
These startups were accelerated at Airbus Bizlab India.
Bruno Gutierres, Global Head, Airbus BizLab said, “For the last couple of years I have been convinced with the potential and the quality of entrepreneurs in India. I am pleased to see that all these partnerships between Airbus and Indian startups are proving me right.”
NAVBLUE signed up Bengaluru-based Stelae Technologies to enhance aeronautical data services quality and consistency while enabling a faster introduction to the market of the next generation fully data-driven and connected EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) solution.
NAVBLUE also extended its agreement with EFLIGHT with the aim of providing a comprehensive service solution to the Indian business aviation market.
The third agreement was signed between Airbus Aerial and Navi Mumbai-based Airpix for a joint go-to market in India to provide geo-analytic solutions and imagery services in the country.
Fabrice Villaume, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at NAVBLUE said, “NAVBLUE believes in India’s potential for multiple reasons. One is India’s proven capacity for innovation within the IT sector, which is demonstrated perfectly by the start-ups present at the Airbus’ BizLab, with whom we work very closely. Another is the potential of the aerospace industry; India has the world’s fastest-growing domestic airline market.”
Fabrice Villaume added, “We are very excited to work with startups and SMEs in India to help power this growth, and bring value to the Indian aviation industry with our integrated solutions.”
NAVBLUE is an integrated Flight Operations and Air Traffic Management Services company providing end-to-end, innovative and integrated flight operations solutions for a wide-range of customers around the world.
Airbus Aerial focuses on developing new imagery services. These services leverage the best software and aerospace technology from across the globe to offer actionable data and analysis of information provided by drones, satellites, high altitude aircraft and other sources.
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