Airbus subsidiaries NAVBLUE and Aerial have signed partnerships with three Indian startups — Stelae technology, EFLIGHT, and Airpix (accelerated at Airbus Bizlab India) — to power cutting-edge technologies that will help usher in new industry benchmarks in aeronautical data services, flight operations, and imagery services.
NAVBLUE signed up Bengaluru-based Stelae Technologies to enhance aeronautical data services quality and consistency while enabling a faster introduction to the market of the next generation fully data-driven and connected EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) solution.
NAVBLUE also extended its agreement with EFLIGHT with the aim of providing a comprehensive service solution to the Indian business aviation market.
On the development, Fabrice Villaume, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, NAVBLUE, said, “We are very excited to work with startups and SMEs in India to help power this growth, and bring value to the Indian aviation industry with our integrated solutions. NAVBLUE believes in India’s potential for multiple reasons. One is India’s proven capacity for innovation within the IT sector, which is demonstrated perfectly by the startups present at the Airbus’ BizLab, with whom we work very closely. Another is the potential of the aerospace industry; India has the world’s fastest-growing domestic airline market.”
The third agreement was between Airbus Aerial and Navi Mumbai-based Airpix with an aim to provide geo-analytic solutions and imagery services in the country.
Commenting on the partnership, Bruno Gutierres, Global Head, Airbus BizLab, said, “For the last couple of years I have been convinced with the potential and the quality of entrepreneurs in India. I am pleased to see that all these partnerships between Airbus and Indian startups are proving me right.”