AirAsia launches Airbus Smarter Fleet Electronic Flight Folder
Soon after signing an agreement at the Paris Air Show, AirAsia has become the first airline to fly the latest Airbus “Smarter Fleet” electronic Flight Folder (eFF). Witness to the signing is the group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes.
Didier Lux, Head of Customer Services, Airbus together with Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad
In place of the day-of-flight paper documentation, the electronic Flight Folder enables pilots an access to their briefing package at real-time whether on-board the aircraft, sitting anywhere from home, inside a room in the hotel, or in the briefing room with the crew. Moreover, the software also features an improved capabilities to manage other electronic documentations such as the air safety reports and post flight journey log. Linked with the airline’s ground system, the software help deliver the briefing packages and archive data automatically.
“At AirAsia we place great importance in making sure that our crew are equipped with the latest applications and an optimized working environment,” said Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia. “With the latest solutions being offered by Airbus, we can reduce paper in the cockpit, enhance overall efficiency and ensure that we maintain the very highest standards of safety and operational excellence.”
“We are pleased to launch our latest innovation with AirAsia,” said Didier Lux, Head of Customer Services, Airbus. “As one of our largest customers, AirAsia continuously demonstrates its commitment to ensure the most efficient and reliable flight operations and today the airline once again leads the way in working towards a truly Smarter Fleet.”
As a more advanced electronic Flight Folder application, it can be integrated with a set of Smarter Fleet solutions that optimizes from beginning to end operations. Maintenance of personnel and mobility module are now provided with up-to-date information which includes critical aircraft technical data, documentations, and work packages, thereby utilizing the gains of mobile technology.
As one of Airbus’ largest client worldwide, the AirAsia Group has now transacted an orders totalling to 571 aircrafts. Within these orders, it include 475 pan-Asian short haul fleet, A320 Family aircraft, in addition to the 96 wide-bodied, 86 A330s and 10 A350 XWBs, for use with long-haul affiliate AirAsia X.