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Fri, 15 October 2021

JCAB Approves ANA's A320 and A380 MFF Operations

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is set to introduce Mixed Fleet Flying (MFF) for its A380 and A320 family aircraft following approval by Japans Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).

The Japanese carrier is the first operator in the world to introduce the MFF between the two types.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Airbus A380. Click to enlarge.

MFF enables pilots to be certified to operate more than one type from the Airbus fly-by-wire product line on a regular and concurrent basis. At ANA this will enable crews to fly a mixed pattern of short and long-haul services.

We are pleased that A320 and A380 MFF operations were approved by JCAB and that ANA has become the worlds first airline to introduce it, said Stphane Ginoux, Head of North Asia region for Airbus and President of Airbus Japan. MFF offers airlines increased flexibility and cost-efficiency and has become one of the keys to Airbus success. For airlines, the increase in revenue hours flown by pilots due to less standby and downtime results in a significant improvement in productivity.

MFF also enables airlines to interchange differently sized aircraft at short notice without crew-scheduling difficulties, allowing them to better match aircraft capacity to passenger demand.

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