Airbus signs up Bangalore startups Newee, EFLIGHT in push for ‘Make in India’

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The two startups were part of five startups chosen a year back from the second season of the Airbus Bizlab technology acceleration programme

Bangalore-based startups Neewee and EFLIGHT have signed contracts with global aircraft company Airbus and its subsidiary NAVBLUE to bring to life their innovative ideas in aerospace that are in line with the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Startup India’ initiatives.

The two startups were part of five startups chosen a year back from the second season of the Airbus Bizlab technology acceleration programme that attracted 137 applications from nine countries.

Neewee’s solution, called procuSense, will enhance certainty to manufacturing supply chain and procurement operations at Airbus, using advanced analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

EFLIGHT’s trip support solution will offer a suite of services that allows business jet pilots to optimise plans for fuel, time, route and weather. The startup has also signed an exclusive partnership with an Airbus subsidiary to jointly address some opportunities in India.

Siddharth Balachandran, Airbus BizLab Leader – India, said, “Both Neewee and EFLIGHT are unique solutions that have the potential to provide significant and long-term benefits to not only Airbus but other big and small businesses on a global scale. The roadmap for the future includes implementing Neewee’s analytics solution in other Airbus functions globally.”

Bizlab is a part of Airbus’ innovative strategy to bring together startups and Airbus “intrapreneurs” to work and speed up the transformation of their innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Through its six-month “acceleration programme”, Airbus Bizlab gives access to a large number of coaches, experts and mentors in various domains that help start-ups and internal projects speed-up the transformation of their ideas into valuable businesses.

EFLIGHT is a trip support company that has been created to simplify and automate the entire flight planning process. Founded in 2015, EFLIGHT serves more than 40 business aviation clients in India and handles on an average of 150 flights a day.

Neewee is an analytics services company focused on manufacturing industry, specifically in the supply chain area. Its supply chain solution, procuSense, helps bring certainty to Manufacturing Supply Chains and Procurement operations using Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

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