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AKKA Uses Its Operations Control Center to Assist a Private Aviation Company

AKKA | July 14, 2021

AKKA Technologies, a European leader in engineering consultancy and R&D services, announced that its Operations Control Center will assist San Marino Executive Aviation S.r.l. (SMEA), a private aviation company located in the Republic of San Marino (OCC).

The AKKA Operations Control Center was established in 2018 to serve all kinds of aviation operators.

The Group utilizes its deep aeronautical experience in assisting industrial companies to assist SMEA in the launch of their operations and fleet maintenance.

AKKA's OCC provides flight briefing, flight permits, flight tracking, electronic flight folder, ground handling, and fuel coordination services thanks to an ETOPS1-trained staff and the combined use of various software such as Jetplanner, Skybook, and eWAS.

About AKKA
AKKA is a leading European company in engineering consulting and research and development services. Our broad digital solution portfolio, combined with our technical experience, uniquely positions us to assist our clients by harnessing the power of linked data to accelerate innovation and create the future of the smart industry. AKKA works with major industry players across a wide variety of industries to help them rethink their products and business processes across the life cycle of their goods. AKKA, which was founded in 1984, has a strong entrepreneurial culture and a worldwide presence. Our 21,000 employees worldwide are all technology enthusiasts who share the AKKA values of respect, courage, and ambition. In 2020, the Group generated €1.5 billion in revenue.

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Canada Jetlines | August 23, 2022

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Inventory Levels Continue Climb Across Aviation Categories, Values in Decline

Sandhills Global | July 07, 2022

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NASA | August 12, 2022

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DEFENSE AND SPACE

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Boeing | August 01, 2022

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