Boeing, Modern Logistics Sign Agreement for Flight Solutions

SÃO PAULO, Jan. 27, 2014 – Boeing and Modern Logistics, a new integrated logistics services provider based in São Paulo, Brazil, have signed an agreement to provide Jeppesen flight solutions that will help the new company launch its air-cargo transport service this year.

Modern Logistics has signed to use a full complement of services from Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation. The services include electronic and paper charting, NavData, electronic flight bag, flight planning and OpsData.
These tools will allow the company to efficiently schedule its flights, plan routes and calculate aircraft runway performance, providing flight crews more real-time digital access to key flight information and resources, such as dynamic charts and navigation utilities, which will reduce pilot workload, improve situational awareness, safety and operational efficiency.

“We are delighted to play a role in helping Modern launch its logistics platform,” said Rick Anderson, vice president, Sales, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “These cutting edge tools will bring immediate advantages to the Brazilian supply-chain infrastructure and more efficient and cost-effective solutions through air cargo transport.”

“We are very happy to sign this agreement with Boeing and Jeppesen,” said Gerald Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Logistics. “They are providing us with crucial flight planning and management tools which will digitally transform our flight deck operations. This will allow us to build our electronic flight bag platform, which is part of our broader technology deployment strategy to optimize the flow of information within our network distributing systems.”

“Launching these services will be a major step in our mission to provide true world-class logistics solutions to the people and businesses of Brazil,” said Lee. “This partnership is a major step toward our launch of operations.”

Modern Logistics will begin operations with 737-400 Special Freighter airplanes to launch the air solution of its integrated distribution platform. As part of its supply chain, Modern will introduce a network of logistics centers that will focus on supplying Brazilian businesses with a “one-stop-shop” distribution solution. Launch is scheduled for the end of the first half of 2014.