The Canary Island airline signed a commercial contract with Embraer’s platform, after a successful trial carried out in 2022
São José dos Campos, Brazil, February 15th 2023 – Binter Canarias and Embraer signed a contract to adopt the Beacon digital platform for its E195-E2 fleet. The Canary Island airline's decision came after successful testing of the collaborative platform that connects resources and professionals for a better coordination in order to achieve a quick return of aircraft to service. Beacon is an agnostic platform, that serves aircraft from all manufacturers.
This is Beacon's first commercial contract with an European airline, which shows that the digital platform continues to expand its presence in this market, serving a growing number of aircraft and locations.
“As the flagship of the Canary Islands, Binter serves travelers who require comfort and timely, uninterrupted service. They face a unique challenge in maintenance coordination with a distributed workforce. Through their trials, Binter has confirmed the benefits of real-time collaboration and insights facilitated by Beacon. We expect this will be the first of many successful leaps forward as Beacon clients keep flying”, said Marco Cesarino, Head of Beacon.
“We began our Beacon platform trials with high expectations that it would improve our communications in time critical situations. Beacon has proven to be an important resource for our maintenance teams, and we are glad to move forward to a commercial contract,” said Javier Bretón, Director of Operations for Binter.
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About Binter Canarias
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.
Beacon is the innovative maintenance coordination platform for faster return-to-service of all types of aircraft. Beacon is a platform born of the Embraer-X market accelerator and powered by Embraer to synchronize the aviation services ecosystem 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 provides solutions to streamline 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 fosters real-time collaboration during maintenance activities, accelerating the return-to-service of aircraft.
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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