FPT Software and Airbus extends partnership to accelerate digital transformation in aviation

November 06, 2021 - 00:00

The signing ceremony took place during Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chinh’s official visit to France.


The signing ceremony was witnessed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, his delegation, and both companies’ executives. — Photo courtesy of FPT


PARIS — Việt Nam’s leading IT firm FPT Software and aerospace giant Airbus have inked an agreement called the Skywise App Editor Partnership, in an attempt to introduce innovative solutions to accelerate the digital transformation of the aviation industry. The signing ceremony took place during Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chinh’s official visit to France.

As per the agreement, FPT Software will provide and deploy a new set of solutions on Airbus’s open data platform for the aviation industry, Skywise. By leveraging its capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud and more, the Việt Nam-based IT firm aims to assist players in this sector to gain a competitive edge and prepare for a green reboot after the pandemic. Specifically, these solutions will help optimise fluid consumption, reduce costs and enhance operations across various functions, including logistics, supply chain, crew management, aircraft maintenance, route planning and so on.

Scheduled to launch later this year and into early 2022, the solutions by FPT Software and Airbus are expected to support more than 140 airlines and 9,500 commercial aircraft worldwide.

FPT Chairman Dr Trương Gia Bình said this collaboration not only demonstrates FPT Software's digital capabilities and market position as a trusted IT partner, but also fosters common values for France and Việt Nam. “I believe that the partnership between France and Việt Nam's leading companies can act as a trading bridge, enhance the two countries’ strategic cooperation and encourage collaborations between both sides’ businesses”, he added.

“We have over 100 high-skilled aviation data engineers and 500 software engineers with experience in several aviation projects. With our scalable IT talent pool, proven expertise, and Airbus’s industry knowledge, we are confident in developing innovative solutions that enable aviation companies to realise their goals”, Chairman Bình said. “The sky is our only limit."

FPT Software and Airbus cooperation history dates back to 2017 when FPT Software became one of the first trusted IT partners that helped Airbus kickstart its Skywise ecosystem in the Asia Pacific. In 2019, FPT Software established its office in Toulouse, France, to better collaborate with Airbus in achieving its digital transformation goals. The two companies have joined forces in various initiatives to support several major aviation players in improving operational performance, ensuring complete data continuity and achieving savings of millions of dollars across the value chain. – VNS