Mesa Air Group Improves Communications with the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution

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Mesa is using the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution (AIRS) to update communications in an era of tight budgets and fluctuating passenger demand.

The overall testing, setup and rollover to production from our existing app to AIRS was quick and painless.

Regional air carrier Mesa Airlines recently implemented a communications enhancement for flight-critical messaging centered on the AvFinity Integrated Router Solution (AIRS).

AIRS is patent-pending AvFinity software technology operating on a Cisco Integrated Services Router. The combination of the AvFinity application powered by the Cisco hardware provides Mesa with a single appliance that provides multiple communications needs related to flight-critical messaging.

AIRS is an innovative data communications engine that supports all network protocols, message formats, and all transport media. It provides for easy integration into existing customer backend systems to give Mesa complete control over its multiple communications areas.

“The overall testing, setup and rollover to production from our existing app to the AIRS Cisco router was very quick and painless,” said Kris Frost, Mesa’s information systems director, operational support.

With AIRS, Mesa now enjoys a robust, secure and efficient aviation messaging system that:

  •     Offers resiliency with assured message delivery so that flight-critical messages are filed despite unexpected external communications problems. This efficiency helps keep flights on schedule.
  •     Maintains vital communications with Mesa’s contract customers and its service providers. AIRS handles message formatting and conversion, reducing database issues with message recipients and increased costs from legacy providers.
  •     Eliminates pesky network issues caused by communications between legacy and more modern systems. Long-term issues like IP address conflicts and format rejections go away, assuring seamless communications among disparate systems.
  •     Provides comprehensive flight-critical communications through direct connections. With AIRS, Mesa can now file flight plans, Advance Passenger Information Service (APIS) manifests and participate in Collaborative Decision Making (CDMs) without using a legacy messaging provider.

For more information on how Mesa uses AIRS, see the case study entitled: “Mesa Resolves Multiple Comms Issues with AvFinity’s AIRS™ Solution
About AvFinity LLC: AvFinity makes aviation communications and integration consistent and reliable. AvFinity has multiple communications solutions including AIRS™--the AvFinity software technology residing on a Cisco Integrated Services Router. AIRS™ eliminates complex hardware configurations, hybrid applications and multiple vendors that aviation companies have accumulated over decades of legacy messaging alternatives. AIRS™ operates efficiently through patent-pending software technology that brings aviation communications into the 21st century. For more information on all AvFinity’s products, visit


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