Airline Cargo

How American Airlines is set to maximize growing air cargo opportunities

How American Airlines is set to maximize growing air cargo opportunities

Implementing mission-critical software for one of the largest airlines in the world is both an opportunity and a challenge. The complexity and sheer size of a carrier like American Airlines make any project exciting and intricate at the same time. When we teamed up for the iCargo implementation a couple of years ago, we knew that we had a significant undertaking ahead of us! Working hand in hand with American Airlines, we were able to free our customer from the 91 disparate cargo systems they had relied on to date for their business. Now, American Airlines ´cargo business runs on a single, end...

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Maximize Revenue and Block Revenue Leakage in Airline Cargo supply chain

Maximize Revenue and Block Revenue Leakage in Airline Cargo supply chain

Every business strives for growth year on year by maximizing sales to improve profits, and the airline cargo business is no exception. However, as in every business, this is an uncompromising objective and it has several external factors like product and service strategies of competitors, capabilities of business partners, requirements and expectations of customers, geopolitical influences, and the overall behavior of the market economy that are tough to predict. Considering the several external factors that are beyond the control of the individual business, a better strategy would be to look ...

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Airmail – Challenges to Airlines

Airmail – Challenges to Airlines

In today's world where the buzz word is digital, would one imagine receiving messages, notes, letters and anything written or published through postal mail? Well, the answer is a big YES. In the world of emails and instant messenger apps, letters are still written and posted, not online – but through post offices. Even today in many parts of the world, the good old pen pals are exchanging letters with their friends so far away, where meeting face to face might not be an easy option. Besides bringing in a personal touch, it also keeps a big service behind it running - the service provided by th...

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Cargo Can't Talk (Or Can They?)

Cargo Can't Talk (Or Can They?)

"Beep..."  RKN1212ZZ wakes up with a start. "...HQSAL001 calling coolcontainer" - the message comes through loud and clear. RKN1212ZZ responds "coolcontainer ready and receiving, state your command". Pat comes the reply "coolcontainer status report?"A pause, RKN1212ZZ checks her bearings - she'd made the long 10 hour intercontinental flight and had just checked in to the cool and secure confines of the special cargo facility. "Temperature at 10o Celsius, within tolerance of 8o to 12o Celsius; Battery 60%; GPS indicates position within acceptable variance of planned itinerar...

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API based air cargo ecosystem in the future

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At a simple level, an API is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a web-based software application or tool. They are the sets of requirements that govern how one application can talk to another. APIs in turn are modern day equivalents of real time chat applications like snapchat, WhatsApp and so on - systems that are connected in real time with near zero delay between request and response. For instance, a travel company develops and makes available an API so that other travel companies can send information requests to its systems, and of course receive the replies, usu...

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