IBS Software has partnered with Canada's ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) Lynx Air (Lynx), to manage its flight operations through IBS's iFlight digital platform, which will optimise Lynx's flight and crew operations in keeping with the airline's ultra low-cost business model.
Lynx Air Uses IBS Software’s iFlight to manage its Flight Operations.
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The iFlight platform provides a fully digital, integrated operations platform, simplifying and automating processes and systems to deliver optimal efficiency, regulatory compliance and reduced operating costs. The modular design of iFlight will enable Lynx to scale operations effectively as the airline ramps up its fleet to 46 aircraft and expands its network reach over the coming years.
Lynx joins more than 50 airlines around the globe that currently use the iFlight portfolio. Lynx is the first ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) to implement the integrated operations and crew platform solution.
As a new entrant into the Canadian aviation market, Lynx required a fast and seamless implementation process to support its ambitious launch programme and timetable. IBS Software has invested in iFlight to ensure the system can be rolled out quickly and efficiently. The iFlight platform was implemented for Lynx in just four months, fully remotely and with minimal need for customisation.
The browser-based application can effectively scale to support operations and crew needs, regardless of size and business model. The modular architecture allows airlines to add functionality as their operational complexity grows, helping them optimise resources, employ emerging technologies and boost decision-making processes. All modules are architected to add value to airline operations and provide significant benefits, so return on the investment is clear for the airlines.
"We are pleased to be partnering with IBS Software to support our operations through launch and beyond. Lynx's vision is to leverage technology to maximise the productivity and efficiency of our operations, which will in turn enable us to offer ultra-affordable airfares to Canadians. The iFlight platform will enable us to deliver on that vision. The implementation process was quick and seamless and the IBS Software team were responsive and knowledgeable. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with IBS Software as we expand our network and deliver on our mission to make air travel accessible to all Canadians," said Merren McArthur, CEO and President of Lynx Air.
"To be chosen by Lynx, an ambitious airline disrupting the sector, is testimony not only to the power of our technology, but also to our capability to deliver value to the fast-growing ULCC segment. We expect strong demand for cloud-hosted operations and crew platforms from start-up and lean, digital airlines around the globe. The iFlight platform at Lynx proves that it is scalable for all sizes of airlines from start-ups to large complex airlines," said Mathew Baby, Senior Vice President and Head of Aviation Operations Solutions, IBS Software.