Mexico’s Fastest Growing Low-Cost Carrier Uses AvFinity for APIS Message Filings

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VivaAerobus utilizes cutting-edge interactive communications technology from AvFinity that connects the Mexican airline with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for Advance Passenger Information. The benefits for VivaAerobus are a more efficient boarding process and more on-time international flights.

AvFinity is an innovative aviation data communications/data integration company.

AvFinity’s unique patented ÆON™ software technology moves airlines away from legacy aviation messaging systems and toward the flexibility and openness of a communications system under the airlines’ control.

VivaAerobus, Mexico’s fastest-growing low-cost airline, now uses the AvFinity® APIS Messaging Services for filing passenger manifests into U.S. Customs and Border Protection for its international flights into multiple U.S. cities.

All airlines entering or leaving the United States must file passenger and crew manifests with CBP to comply with its Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) regulations. CBP and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) check APIS data against their own and other law enforcement databases to secure the safety of air passengers.

By deploying the AvFinity APIS Messaging Services to provide required information to CBP, VivaAerobus adopts cutting-edge interactive communications technology. VivaAerobus sends passenger information via CBP’s APIS Advance Quick Query (AQQ) program.

With AQQ, airlines receive a vetting response from CBP on each passenger’s APIS data within seconds. The benefit to airlines is a vastly more efficient boarding process that fulfills all security requirements of the CBP APIS program while keeping flight schedules on-time.

AvFinity has been an authorized CBP pre-departure provider of APIS AQQ since 2008.

AvFinity’s unique patented ÆON™ software technology moves airlines away from legacy aviation messaging systems and toward the flexibility and openness of a communications system under the airlines’ control. The AvFinity technology specializes in the non-repudiation messaging capabilities of the IBM WebSphere MQ communications protocol, as used by VivaAerobus. The AvFinity product also works with all other existing protocols and message formats.

For more information on the AvFinity APIS Messaging Service and other ÆON products and services such as,ÆON AIRS™ and ÆON Cloud, visit the AvFinity website at http://www.avfinity.com.

About VivaAerobus: VivaAerobus is owned by IAMSA, the leading passenger bus transportation company in Mexico, and Irelandia. the investment arm of the Ryan family, the founders of Europe’s most successful low cost airline, Ryanair. VivaAerobus operates a fleet of 13 Boeing 737-300 airplanes offering national and international flights that provide comfort, quality and international safety standards at market-leading low fares.

About AvFinity: AvFinity makes aviation communications and integration consistent and reliable. AvFinity has multiple communications solutions including ÆON™ AIRS™ and ÆON™ Cloud. These products are proven through hundreds of thousands of hours of operation in actual flight environments. ÆON products support all communications types and protocols while easily handling the frequent changes and additions to messaging and communications systems that airlines experience. Because of its standards-based design, ÆON is implemented quickly and without impact to a carrier’s existing IT infrastructure. For more information on all AvFinity’s services, visit http://www.avfinity.com.

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