FPT joins IT giants to kick off Airbus’s Skywise certified partner program
FPT on Wednesday signed an agreement with Airbus to become one of the first Airbus’s Skywise certified partners to drive digital collaboration across the global aviation industry. Other four companies handpicked by Airbus to kick off this program include IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, and Sopra Steria.
Airbus’s selection criteria of certified partners include companies with global presence, familiarity with Skywise technology, high-quality human resources, existing business with airlines, and existing business relationships with the European aircraft maker.
According to Airbus, the Skywise certified partners will benefit from dedicated training and certification to help aviation players develop more robust, richer applications within the open data platform. They will have access to its own working space on Skywise and to additional platform features.
Skywise, “the beating heart of aviation” as Airbus called it, is a digital, hyper-connected and secure data platform that enables users to optimise and predict everything from engineering and maintenance to flight operations. Launched at the Paris Airshow in mid-2017, it has grown to become a platform of reference used by 80 aviation players and is expected to welcome dozens more onboard by the end of this year.
“The Industrial Revolution 4.0 of the aviation sector has been realized by the global leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus through its Skywise platform. FPT is proud to stand alongside IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, and Sopra Steria to shape the future of aviation. Our software engineers are working round the clock to develop and deploy deploy Skywise applications for airliners around the world applications", FPT Software Chairman Hoang Nam Tien affirmed.
FPT is proud to stand alongside IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, and Sopra Steria to shape the future of aviation.
FPT has been a trusted partner of Airbus since 2017 as the two companies signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen the development of Skywise ecosystem in Asia. Over the past two years, the company has helped Airbus to gather, standardize, and integrate data of more than 30 airliners to the Skywise platform. According to Mr. Mathew Evans, Airbus Director of Global Skywise Project, the two companies have collaborated comprehensively and extensively. “Skywise is a global aviation industry project”, he said. “We are in this together not only for the short term but also set for a long future ahead”.
After two decades of leading Southeast Asia in IT services, FPT has recently decided to shift its focus onto digital transformation, looking to be named in the world’s Top 50 digital transformation service provider within ten years. The company has partnered with major airliners in Europe, the United States, Vietnam to transform the global aviation industry through disruptive digital services and solutions.