Following the signing of an agreement at the Paris Air Show on 16th June, between Airbus and AirAsia, AirAsia will be the launch customer of the new Airbus “Smarter Fleet” electronic Flight Folder (eFF).
With the eFF software application in place, pilots will be able to access their briefing package on-board the aircraft, or from anywhere they have a secure internet connection, be it from home, the hotel, or the crew briefing room.
The software also offers enhanced capabilities to manage electronic forms such as the post flight journey log and air safety reports. Furthermore, this interconnection with the airline environment delivering briefing packages and automatically archiving data will reduce paper in the cockpit and enhance overall efficiency. These factors are also expected to maintain the very highest standards of safety and operational excellence.
In a statement jointly issued by AirAsia and Airbus, Didier Lux, Airbus Head of Customer Services, says the company is pleased to launch this latest innovation with AirAsia, adding that “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.”
The AirAsia Group is one of Airbus’ largest customers worldwide and has now placed orders for a total of 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.