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Alaska Airines selects ARINC AviNet

Oct. 9, 2012, Annapolis, Md. - Alaska Airlines has selected the ARINC AviNet® Global Data Network Electronic Border Solution to transmit crew Advance Passenger Information (API) in compliance with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) passenger reporting requirements.


October 9, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

The new CBSA proprietary API submission guidelines were enacted by CBSA in response to privacy and data quality concerns.

On behalf of Alaska Airlines, ARINC will directly submit flight crew API data in accordance with CBSA mandated data transmission methods. Utilizing ARINC, Alaska Airlines achieved interoperability with CBSA without major modifications to existing network IT architecture. The airline selected ARINC over other competitors based on product reliability, technical expertise, cost efficiency, and the ability to meet CBSA implementation schedules.

“Our relationship with Alaska Airlines is another step toward reaching our goal of being the premiere provider of border security services throughout the airline industry, and our seamless interoperability with existing airline technology and CBSA gives us a competitive advantage over other message providers,” said Yun Chong, ARINC Global Network and IT Solutions Vice President.

ARINC’s API solutions form part of the ARINC Electronic Borders portfolio, developed to meet today’s challenges in border security. The complete portfolio utilizes ARINC’s expertise in aviation, government, surface and maritime transportation, information technology, and systems integration to deliver the most efficient, cost-effective solutions possible.

Alaska Airlines and its partner Horizon Air serve more than 90 cities throughout Alaska, the lower 48 states, Canada, Hawaii, and Mexico.