Paris, 20 June 2019 - At the Paris Air Show, Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, is strengthening its partnership with Airbus by becoming a member of its Skywise Partner Programme. This new programme will promote the development of new applications and services within the Skywise platform designed by Airbus to optimize aircraft operations and maintenance and thus meet the challenges of airlines.
As part of this programme, Sopra Steria's Aeroline dedicated teams will benefit from specific training and certification enabling them to develop more robust, richer applications within Skywise on behalf of an airline company. As a certified partner, Sopra Steria will also have access to its own working space on Skywise and additional platform features.
The Skywise Partner Programme to accelerate the digital transformation of the aeronautics sector
The Airbus Skywise platform aims to aggregate a wide range of product and maintenance data to improve aircraft performance. The Partner Programme builds on the exponential growth of the Skywise platform and aims to further accelerate innovation by connecting Skywise users with a global network of leading developers. As such, the programme paves the way for an Aerospace 'app-store' to speed up the industry's digital transformation.
"We are delighted to welcome Sopra Steria to the Skywise ecosystem. Sopra Steria's sector expertise and digital capabilities will accelerate the development of business applications on Skywise for the benefit of airlines," explains Marc Fontaine, Airbus' Digital Transformation Officer.
Skywise, the reference platform for the aeronautics sector
Launched in 2017, Skywise is fast becoming the platform of reference used by all major aviation players to improve operational performance, ensuring complete data continuity with benefits across the entire value chain.
Skywise provides all users with one single access point to their aggregated and anonymised aviation data, enriched from multiple sources across the industry into one secure, cloud-based platform. The platform frees data from its organisational siloes, allowing automated reporting, benchmarking capacity and access to powerful applications improving airlines operations and thus reducing their costs. The more data that airlines or OEMs share into the Skywise Core platform, the more accurate the predictions and models for customers connected.
"We are delighted to be part of Airbus' new Partner Programme, which opens up great opportunities to offer new services to airlines through the Skywise platform. With our development and innovation capacities and our sector expertise, we want to contribute to accelerating the digital transformation of the aerospace sector," concludes Xavier Pecquet, Executive Director Key Accounts & Partnerships at Sopra Steria.