• Canary Islands flag carrier will embark on a trial partnership with Beacon
• The trial will start in September with five E195-E2 jets
Farnborough, UK, July 20, 2022 – Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform connecting resources and professionals for faster return-to-service aircraft, powered by EmbraerX, embarks on a trial partnership with Binter Canarias S.A., the flag carrier of the Canary Islands. During this trial, Beacon will support all maintenance operations and accelerate aircraft’s return-to-service time by integrating the platform into the airline’s stations with further steps to include the roll-out to their on-call maintenance providers.
“Binter is our first launch into the commercial aviation market in Europe. We are leveraging our shared experience with Embraer and will begin the onboarding of Binter into Beacon,” said Head of Beacon, Marco Cesarino. “The Canary Islands are a new environment for us, where we plan to showcase the power of real-time collaboration for distributed workforces. We want to focus on customers like Binter who fly in environments with distributed teams because it highlights the power of Beacon - where connectivity was limited before, they can now be on Beacon, powered by technology.”
With the first commercial operator in the region, Beacon’s expansion in Europe will empower Binter’s teams to accelerate aircraft’s return-to-service. Onboarding will begin with Binter’s five E195-E2 jets and can gradually expand to other aircraft types. This collaboration is set to start this September.
“We look forward to getting started and seeing how our daily operations will be impacted by Beacon's use. It is a promising concept, and expectations are extremely high to improve not only the fleet availability but also the airline's human resources,” said Director of Operations of Binter, Javier Bretón.
Beacon’s platform will continue to expand its footprint across the commercial market, the number of aircraft served, the stations supported, and its mission to reduce out-of-service time and delays for all types of aircraft across the globe.
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Binter is a regional airline based in the Canary Islands, Spain. The airline operates as an inter-island service within the Canary Islands and services to 39 national and internationals airports. Binter operates close to 1,400 weekly flights, predominantly across the Canary Islands, but it also operates international sectors to France, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Gambia, Senegal and Cape Verde. Binter Canarias has several hub airports including Gran Canaria Airport and Tenerife North Airport.
The airline is an integral part of the life of the Canary Islands, both for the residents who use it to hop between islands and the increasing number of tourists who wish to see more than one of these beautiful islands during their stay.
Incubated by EmbraerX, Embraer's market accelerator for disruptive businesses, Beacon is the maintenance coordination platform for faster return-to-service. It is an innovative platform designed to connect and synchronize industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals in a more agile and efficient way to keep aircraft flying. Beacon aims to unleash high-value interactions and business opportunities to multiple stakeholders within the service ecosystem. The platform is initially focused on providing solutions to unscheduled aircraft maintenance interruptions.
Through an easily accessible digital web and mobile application (IOS and Android), Beacon's main goal is to connect companies and professionals with one another in a revolutionary way. The technology triggers a network of accredited providers, fostering real-time collaboration during unplanned maintenance activities, accelerating the return to service of aircraft.
EmbraerX is a market accelerator committed to developing solutions that transform life’s experiences. As an organization, we are uniquely positioned to lead the world at the intersection of disruptive innovation, autonomy, and air mobility because the values that drive our work are deeply human, cross-culturally resonant, and completely tech-enabled.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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