ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, recently signed a multiple-year agreement with AirAsia, one of Asia's largest low-cost carriers, to provide digital charting and electronic flight bag (EFB) services for all AirAsia Group affiliates. The agreement covers a total of six airlines within the AirAsia Group, which are based in Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. The AirAsia Group will receive tailored digital flight information and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on Window tablets to optimize operations.
"Teaming with Jeppesen to establish digital navigation and EFB services will allow us to continue our transition to a fully digital operating environment," said Captain Adrian Jenkins, AirAsia Regional Director of Flight Operations. "We had previous experience with digital Jeppesen services with our AirAsia X affiliates, and we are now pleased to extend these valuable services across the AirAsia Group."
Through a previous agreement, Jeppesen had provided AirAsia X with Jeppesen's suite of navigation and operations services which includes tailored digital flight information and EFB services, leading to the new agreement for the entire AirAsia Group.
"In a competitive business environment, the AirAsia Group will now experience increased operational efficiency by integrating FliteDeck Pro and tailored digital flight information," said John Kinsman, vice president, Jeppesen Global Sales & Service. "Access to digital charts and operating notes on the ground and in the air will help AirAsia group pilots increase situational awareness and will reduce overall costs through optimized operations."
Advancing to digital flight information through the use of FliteDeck Pro allows the AirAsia group to operate more efficiently by eliminating paper content, which improves fuel consumption. FliteDeck Pro also enhances situational awareness, using real-time, data driven flight information. FliteDeck Pro also significantly reduces flight preparation time and pilot workload.
For further detail on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
For more than 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry's largest portfolio of support and services solutions, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.
About the AirAsia Group
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 120 destinations. Within 15 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 330 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World's Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for eight consecutive years from 2009 – 2016. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body's Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.
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