With Cassiopée AGS (Analysis Ground Station), now installed fleet-wide, All Nippon Airways is the first airline in the world to have connected its Safran flight data management systems to a cloud, rather than servers, through the SITA solution.
This innovative approach means that information can be shared in real time, with simultaneous access to the software from different ANA databases across Japan.
The Japanese airline is at the cutting edge of flight safety. The airline’s 258 airplanes are all being monitored by Cassiopée AGS to improve flight safety by ensuring that pilots are closely involved in the process. The flight data management Cassiopée AGS automatically sends data to ANA’s 3D flight visualization systems, allowing flight crews to replay their flights immediately after landing.
“We are very proud that a prestigious customer like All Nippon Airways selected our Cassiopée AGS system for all of their aircraft. Their constant focus on improving flight safety encourages us to develop ever more powerful tools to contribute to their operational excellence,” said Florence Minisclou, Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing in the Avionics Division of Safran Electronics & Defense.
Hideo Morioka, Director of Safety Promotion and Flight Data Analysis for All Nippon Airways, added: “We chose the Cassiopée AGS system from Safran Electronics & Defense because we wanted the best flight data management system on the market. We would also like to thank Safran’s team for their support in installing Cassiopée AGS in our fleet.”
Cassiopée AGS is part of Safran’s Cassiopée family of flight data monitoring solutions. Safran systems now help monitor nearly one-third of the global fleet, with more than 21 million hours of flight data analyzed every year.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion Euros in 2017. With Zodiac Aerospace, acquired by Safran in February 2018, the Group now has over 91,000 employees and will generate an estimated 21 billion euros in adjusted annual revenues (2016 pro forma figures).
Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in the supply of solutions and services in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. The company equips more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 land vehicles and 10,000 aircraft worldwide.