Airbus Services subsidiary NAVBLUE has acquired Aviolinx. Aviolinx provides software and services to the airline industry, including N-RAIDO Ops & Crew Management, that handles all aspects of Network Scheduling, Operations Control, Crew Planning, Crew Management, and day-of-ops Crew Scheduling in a single Flight Operations system. N-RAIDO is a dynamic event-engine coupled with a rules-engine that interacts with a single database. The result is “one dynamic application that can handle both day-of-ops management as well as long-term planning requirements of any sized airline,” according to the company.
For the past two years, NAVBLUE has been the exclusive re-seller of RAIDO under the name N-RAIDO Ops & Crew Management. The company says the acquisition of RAIDO complements NAVBLUE’s solutions across the flight operations eco-system (Flight Planning/Ground Solutions, EFB solutions, ATM). The acquisition will also enable NAVBLUE and Aviolinx to leverage additional joint capabilities to innovate further, industrialize their solutions and expand their market footprint, especially in Tier 1 and 2 airlines.
The two companies say they share the same vision and values. “After two years of partnering with Aviolinx, we are delighted today to welcome them as part of the NAVBLUE family, joining our forces to provide combined offers and reach a larger market penetration, while having a common goal of making tomorrow’s airspace and airline operations more efficient and sustainable,” said Fabrice Hamel, CEO at NAVBLUE. “Meanwhile we will expand our global footprint by adding a new office and team in Sweden.”
Joakim ANDERSSON, Aviolinx founder, will take on the role as managing director for NAVBLUE in Sweden, added, “We are very excited about this new chapter for Aviolinx. Being part of NAVBLUE will allow us to advance our technical competences and expertise even further in combination with NAVBLUE’s expertise and flight operations resources. We are confident that joining our solutions and offering a fully integrated suite will create unbeatable value for any airline looking for a modern and highly efficient technology solution to manage their operations. We look forward to continuing to be game-changers in the industry as part of NAVBLUE.”