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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidcie, a leading provider of mobile live video streaming services, announced today that easyJet is trialing its live streaming video service as a key tool to improve the efficiency of its Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) organization.
"The airline industry has a common set of technical and logistical challenges around aircraft maintenance. The more progressive airlines leverage technology to improve operational and financial metrics. easyJet is a visionary Vidcie partner committed to using innovative technology to improve efficiency in their MRO organization," said Romulus Pereira, CEO of Looxcie. "Our joint collaboration with easyJet has produced a best-in-class field service solution for the airline industry."
The Vidcie Live Video Service enables ground personnel at any airport easyJet operates at or any service location to stream video of issues in real time to remote experts around the world via cellular, mobile, and WiFi networks. By connecting front-line engineers with domain experts, the Vidcie service has the potential to dramatically reduce aircraft downtime. According to the IATA, when an aircraft on ground (AOG) occurs the cost averages $4500 an hour. If local personnel cannot resolve the technical issue, airlines are forced to fly in expertise to expedite the resolution, adding significant cost to the incident. With the Vidcie Live Video Service, front-line engineers and remote experts are instantly connected via live streaming video to resolve problems, resulting in quicker gate turnarounds and preserved departure schedules.
"We have been impressed with the Vidcie video service and their responsiveness as a company, and we expect that the Vidcie service will help us reduce some AOGs by up to 50%," said Ian Davies, Head of Engineering and Maintenance at easyJet.
easyJet included the Vidcie Live Video Service at its May 7 innovation event, where it showcased its latest technological and operational enhancements.
Vidcie is a Silicon Valley-based company that provides mobile live video streaming (SaaS) solutions. The Vidcie Live Video Service enables mobile video collaboration for airlines, enterprise, and field service as well as physical security offerings for government and public safety. Leveraging live streaming wearable video solutions across mobile networks, Vidcie allows field service organizations to stream issues from the field to remote experts anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.vidcie.com or contact us at +1 800 935 2600.
easyJet is Europe's leading airline, operating on over 600 routes across more than 30 countries with a fleet of over 200 Airbus aircraft. easyJet employs over 8,000 people including 2,000 pilots and 4,500+ cabin crew. Last year easyJet flew over 60 million passengers.
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