FPT Software has signed an agreement with Airbus to become one of the first Skywise certified partners, tasked with driving digital collaboration across the global aviation industry.
The subsidiary of Vietnam-headquartered FPT Corporation joins four other businesses as launch partners of the program, including Accenture, Capgemini, IBM 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.
“The Industrial Revolution 4.0 of the aviation sector has been realised by the global leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus through its Skywise platform,” said Hoang Nam Tien, chairman of FPT Software. “FPT Software 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 has been a partner of Airbus since 2017, with the two companies signing a Letter of Intent to strengthen the development of the Skywise ecosystem in Asia.
Over the past two years, the technology provider has helped Airbus to "gather, standardise and integrate" data of more than 30 airliners to the Skywise platform.
“Skywise is a global aviation industry project,” added Mathew Evans, director of Global Skywise Project at Airbus. “We are in this together not only for the short term but also set for a long future ahead.”
According to Airbus, Skywise certified partners will benefit from dedicated training and certification to help aviation players develop more “robust, richer applications” within the open data platform.
Skywise 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.
After two decades of leading Southeast Asia in IT services, FPT Software 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 help reshape the global aviation industry through digital services and solutions.