March 13, 2014
Operational savings through Smarter Fuel Efficiency and Smarter Mobility solutions.
Thai Airways International (THAI) has signed a letter of intent with Airbus for the development of Airbus Smarter Fuel Efficiency and Smarter Mobility solutions. This commitment underscores THAI’s requirement to have a fully integrated solution capable of handling ‘big data’ from all aircraft.
The Smarter Fuel Efficiency will enhance the airline’s fuel saving performance and reduce workload through advanced gathering and monitoring of THAI’s operational fleet data, while the Smarter Mobility offering will be used to support line maintenance and engineering activities by facilitating the access of troubleshooting information and technical documentation on different mobile devices and from different locations.
In 2013 Airbus Smarter Fleet Solutions was launched to provide airlines and operators with advanced IT services for maintenance, engineering and flight operations. These services enhance operational efficiencies, help airlines to manage their aircraft more effectively and improve customer service by smarter use of ‘big-data’.
Captain Montree Jumrieng, Executive Vice President of Thai Airways International Technical Department said: “The Smarter Fleet Solutions will add value to our business by managing ‘big-data’, advanced analytics and asset optimization needed in today’s commercial aircraft operations.” He adds: “Smarter Fleet will especially serve the objective of efficiently monitoring fuel consumption and to maximize the utilization and reliability of our fleet.”
Didier Lux, SVP Customer Services said: “We are pleased that Thai Airways International has selected our Smarter Fuel Efficiency solution, which will provide enhanced fuel savings, an improved return on fuel initiatives and ease decision making to improve operational efficiencies. Furthermore, through our Smarter Mobility offer THAI will benefit from new powerful business and mission capabilities.”
Airbus provides airlines with strong added-value innovative services for their long-term business development. Its customers therefore benefit from the most advanced information management solutions to address their engineering, operational and maintenance needs to manage and operate their aircraft more effectively.
Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold over 13,800 aircraft to more than 500 customers and operators worldwide. Of these, more than 8,300 aircraft have been delivered. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, Airbus provides a worldwide network of customer support, training and spares centres.