Finnair is to use iOS
enterprise apps from IBM to support its digital
Finnair is the first organization to take
advantage of IBM's new app design and development model for
clients that plan to adopt multiple iOS apps, called Mobile at
Scale for iOS.
The integrated approach, unique to IBM MobileFirst
for iOS, increases the speed, efficiency and quality of how iOS
apps are designed, developed, deployed, enhanced and maintained
over their lifecycle.
The airline has a team in the IBM
MobileFirst for iOS Garage dedicated to rapidly executing Finnair
projects. The MobileFirst for iOS Garage operates as a global hub
for the development of iOS, enabling Finnair to tap into the
world’s largest concentration of Swift developers, design,
integration and iOS device expertise along with consulting
The Garage team can deliver initial apps in weeks that
are tailored to meet Finnair’s enterprise needs and the user
requirements of its employees This integrated approach brings
consistency to the project, saving 25 percent of development
effort, cost and time.
The apps will be managed and hosted
on IBM Cloud allowing Finnair to implement multiple apps at speed
and at scale, transforming everyday tasks for employees across the organisation.
First applications from the collaboration will be
deployed in Finnair Technical Operations in aircraft line
maintenance in early 2017.
“Finnair is innovating and setting
an example - not just for its industry, but for all enterprises.
Rather than using mobile in silos, the airline is looking to IBM’s
industry expertise and solutions to digitize the entire airline,”
said Raimon Christiani, global industry leader IBM Travel &
Transportation. “Finnair has access to IBM’s full portfolio of MobileFirst for iOS apps and if there’s something else it needs to
empower employees and provide Finnair passengers a more seamless
travel experience, we can build it."
The first apps to be
rolled out within the agreement are:
- Inspect & Turn
provides aircraft mechanics with digital task cards and
documentation with analytics-driven recommendations to complete
work assignments to ensure the safe upkeep of aircraft and
achievement of on-time arrival and departure targets.
- Assign Tech provides aircraft mechanic
supervisors a clear overview of ﬂight schedules, maintenance
process and mechanic availability. Using advanced analytics, the
app recommends optimal shift assignments and incorporates the
skills and certiﬁcations of each mechanic. Push notiﬁcations
also alert supervisors to ﬂight delays process issues, so they can
easily make changes on the ﬂy.
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