Republic Airways signs long-term partnership with NAVBLUE

    13 Sep 2023


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– Digital Systems Operations Control (SOC) suite of solutions to streamline and enhance
airline operations
⎯ One of the largest regional airlines in North America operating over 200 aircraft

NAVBLUE and Republic Airways have just signed a long-term strategic contract for Flight
Planning, Crew Management, and Operations Control technology and solutions.

The cooperation between Republic Airways – one of the largest regional airlines in North America,
operating over 200 aircraft for three mainline carriers in the US (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
and United Airlines) – and NAVBLUE is established by a multi-layered partnership that will benefit
both parties.

By selecting NAVBLUE’s “Manage by Exception” suite of operational solutions, Republic Airways
will benefit from state-of-the-art solutions designed to optimize critical resource planning, enhance
operational decision making and effectively manage its day-to-day operations. Republic Airways
will strengthen its position as a thought leader and a technological pioneer in the competitive
North American commercial airline business, with enhanced situational awareness and seamless,
contextual collaboration in a harmonized digital platform.

With this collaboration, NAVBLUE positions its Digital Systems Operations Control (SOC)
Solutions as a partner of choice on the North American market with a large, sophisticated
operator, and will benefit from the experience and operational expertise of Republic Airways, as
well as from its market thought leader position.

The agreement includes two complementary NAVBLUE solutions:
N-Flight Planning, which will help Republic Airways to optimize their flight operations by enabling
flight dispatchers to rapidly compute flight plans, factoring payload, aircraft performance, current
weather and air-traffic constraints. N-Flight Planning will also bring added-value to the airline by
optimizing for minimum flight time, fuel burn or total cost.

N-Ops & Crew gives the opportunity for Republic Airways to plan and distribute their network
schedules and maintain full operations control with configurable operating rules. This single
solution for both Operations & Crew management will also allow Republic Airways to eliminate
manual efforts today, and to automate, manage and optimize crew schedule planning, day-of-ops
crew control, crew training and qualifications, and finally, crew mobile access. It will increase
efficiency, provide quicker recovery for irregular operations and cover open flying.

Marc LEMEILLEUR, CEO of NAVBLUE, says: “We are very proud to count Republic Airways as
a new customer in the North America region. Our innovative, flexible and highly configurable
solutions will help the airline enhance and streamline their operations, both in terms of planning
and cost control”.

Paul Kinstedt, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Republic Airways, adds: “We
are excited to begin our strategic partnership with NAVBLUE, leveraging their solutions to enable
Republic Airways to modernize its platform and drive innovation. This will enable us to better meet
the needs of our partners and associates and continue our leadership in the regional airline

About NAVBLUE: NAVBLUE is a leading services company, wholly owned by Airbus, dedicated to Flight Operations solutions and services for airlines and aircraft operators, on the ground and onboard. NAVBLUE combines aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources and increase productivity, for a safe and sustainable aviation. NAVBLUE delivers a reliable, optimum and customized user experience to more than 600 customers worldwide, in a range of areas, including digital cockpit operations, Operations Control Centre (OCC) systems, Flight Ops Engineering and Performance Based Navigation (PBN). NAVBLUE employs 500 employees spread across the world, with offices in Canada, France, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, UK and US and representatives in several other countries across the globe. Discover NAVBLUE’s
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About Republic Airways: Founded in 1974, Republic Airways is one of the largest regional airlines in the United States. Republic Airways operates a fleet of more than 220 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900+ daily flights to 80 cities in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its codeshare partners’ brands: American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs over 6,000 aviation professionals. Learn more at