Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform from EmbraerX, has signed an agreement with the UK's Inflite the Jet Centre, one of the largest privately-owned European MRO component support providers. The agreement is focused on supporting Inflite's teams in gaining efficiencies to accelerate aircraft return-to-service. Inflite the Jet Centre answers over 800 AOG and line cases per year thanks to its experienced and dedicated team of aircraft engineers on Embraer and other aircraft manufacturers' products.
Beacon is a platform designed to connect and synchronise industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain and aviation services professionals in a more agile and efficient manner, ensuring the rapid return of aircraft to service.
“Joining the Beacon platform is a milestone in Inflite's efforts to ensure continuous improvement in service,” says Sébastien Albouy, general manager at Inflite. “Continuing on our longstanding partnership as the first and oldest Embraer approved service centre in EMEA, we are proud to be part of the Beacon community and provide our team with a smart digital tool that takes off most of the burden and time spent in coordination. For us, it is a proactive shift to place digital at the core of our organisation to help our teams deal with the increasing pressure in our industry. When we heard about the benefits of Beacon, the intelligence it brings to the operation and how easy it is to get started, it was a no-brainer.”
Head of Beacon Marco A. Cesarino adds: “Inflite has an excellent reputation around the world for aircraft maintenance and customer support. We are thrilled to welcome an organisation that understands that the power of technology relies on empowering people. Together with Inflite, we are pioneering a new era of aviation maintenance where we bring value to all stakeholders working on interruptions and prepare the foundation for a future where the workforce will be an even more scarce resource.”
By signing this agreement, Beacon expands its European efforts and continues to pave a position in the digital aviation services industry. Recently Beacon signed agreements with ABS Jets and The Mobile Repair Team. Last June, Beacon concluded over 35,000 unscheduled maintenance cases by more than 1,000 users. These numbers are expected to grow as the aviation industry recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.