ARINC has been Vueling’s preferred supplier since the airline was established in 2004. The new agreement makes ARINC the carrier’s exclusive data link provider.
“ARINC welcomes the enhanced business relationship reflected in this agreement and we look forward to supporting Vueling’s future growth initiatives,” said Michael DiGeorge, ARINC EMEA Senior Program Director, Aviation Solutions.
The new agreement provides Vueling with ARINC’s ACARS data link service, Type B messaging and connectivity, and ARINC’s OpCenter solution, which allows the airline to integrate data link information across the enterprise. Interconnecting OpCenter with other Vueling systems enables real-time automatic processing of data sent and received by the carrier’s expanded fleet of 48 aircraft, as well as 24/7 flight operations support.
Vueling has recently added new operating bases in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and France (Toulouse), and is now operating more routes in cooperation with Iberia out of Madrid.
Vueling is renowned in the industry for its focus on the bottom line and ARINC accepted a review of the communications contract to support the airline’s growing fleet and route network, while keeping costs as low as possible.
“Through our recent expansion, we have come to rely on ARINC to help us maximize productivity and efficiency at optimum cost,” said Vueling’s Albert Pérez Subirós, Manager of Engineering & Planning. “We are very pleased at their ability to assist in our growth while keeping a sharp focus on cost control and the bottom line.”
“ARINC will continue to deliver the same high level of service and commitment that Vueling has received complete web-based messaging solution for anyone who communicates with flight or ground crews via data link service. Its flexible, customizable message-management capabilities can be adapted to meet the needs of any operational environment. More information can be found at http://typebmessaging-avinet.com/.