AirAsia Launches Airbus Smarter Fleet Electronic Flight Folder

Last update: 17/06/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 (Bernama) -- AirAsia is the launch customer for the latest Airbus "Smarter Fleet" electronic Flight Folder (eFF), following the signing of an agreement at the Paris Air Show today.

"At AirAsia, we place great importance on ensuring our crew are equipped with the latest applications, and an optimised working environment," said AirAsia's Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.

He said the latest solutions being offered by Airbus and AirAsia can reduce paperwork in the cockpit, enhance overall efficiency and ensure the very highest standards of safety and operational excellence is maintained.

Airbus said the eFF is a comprehensive software application that allows pilots to access their briefing package on-board the aircraft, or from home, the hotel, or crew briefing room.

The software also offers enhanced capabilities to manage electronic forms such as the post-flight journey log and air safety reports.

It is interconnected with the airline environment delivering briefing packages and automatically archiving data.

"As one of our largest customers, AirAsia continuously demonstrates its commitment to ensure the most efficient and reliable flight operations," said Didier Lux, Head of Customer Services, Airbus.

The new eFF application can be combined with a whole suite of Smarter Fleet solutions to optimise end-to-end operations.

For instance, with the Maintenance Mobility module, maintenance personnel will be provided with timely information including documentation, work packages, and critical aircraft technical data, harnessing the benefits of mobile technology.

The AirAsia Group is one of Airbus' largest customers worldwide and has now placed orders for a 571 aircraft.

These include 475 A320 Family aircraft for the pan-Asian short haul fleet, plus 96 widebodies (86 A330s and 10 A350 XWBs) for operation by long haul affiliate AirAsia X.

-- BERNAMA