(22 Mar 2022, 10:47 +07)
Cebu Pacifics new Airbus A330neos leverage SITAs Aircom Cockpit Services integrated with Inmarsats SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) satellite network service, enhancing
cockpit communications while delivering greater operational
Through its Aircom Cockpit Services portfolio, SITA has
integrated Inmarsats cutting-edge SB-S satellite network service,
making Cebu Pacific the first airline to leverage the benefits of
both services on its new fleet.
It is also the first time SB-S has
been delivered factory-fitted on an Airbus aircraft bringing more
sophisticated, secure, and reliable voice and data communications
to the flight deck. IP connectivity, quicker data transmission
with faster broadband speeds and coverage, will all deliver
operational benefits for the airline.
Cockpit of an Airbus A330
Javier Massot, Chief Operations Adviser, Cebu Pacific, said,
We turned to SITA given their expertise in the aircraft domain to
help us navigate the challenges and complexities of the aircraft
communications landscape, and prepare us for that future. Having
high-speed connectivity and greater capacity is essential to
access more advanced digital applications that support
decision-making onboard. It will enable our pilots and operational
staff to access information in real-time and deliver a better
service for our passengers.
satellite technology into the cockpit enables Cebu Pacific to maximize the benefit of innovative inflight
optimization and safety applications. For example, pilots will be
able to gain real-time updates for flight optimization tools like
SITAs OptiFlight and graphical weather applications like SITAs
eWAS Pilot. The real-time data provided by applications like these
will provide enhanced decision-making, helping pilots to adapt,
avoid weather hazards and delays, enhance comfort and safety
onboard, and deliver fuel and operational cost savings.
Sumesh Patel, President of
Asia Pacific, SITA, said, We are delighted to offer the latest
advances in technology to support the industrys transition to a
more digitalized cockpit. As the specialists in this field, SITA
is dedicated to delivering the crucial, industry-certified
services airlines rely upon to run their daily operations. Cebu
Pacific is the first airline to take advantage of these
capabilities to boost safety and deliver greater operational
efficiencies on their new fleet.
The combined Aircom
Cockpit Services and SB-S solutions are expected to be made available to more
aircraft types, beyond Airbus single-aisle A320neos and wide-aisle
A330neos, so more airlines can leverage the benefits.