Europe’s No. 1 airline becomes a new client of the only app in the world allowing pilots to replay their flights on their tablet after landing: CEFA AMS
- Ryanair becomes the 1st airline in Europe to introduce the breakthrough innovation developed by CEFA Aviation
- The low cost carrier operating 142 M passengers per year will implement the cloud-based service CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services) among some hundreds of pilots
- The airline sets “high hopes” to enhance pilot training efficiency thanks to
CEFA AMS, a new chapter in Ryanair’s pilot training
In Brussels today, at the EASA Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe conference, Ray Conway, Director of Flight Standards & Chief Pilot at Ryanair, said “the signing of this 6-year agreement with CEFA Aviation marks the beginning of the next chapter in Ryanair pilot training. CEFA Aviation’s flight replay will set new standards for delivering constructive feedback to our crews in a way that would have been impossible to imagine without the innovative approach to secure data processing that has been delivered by CEFA Aviation’s team”.
Conway, a longtime advocate for the proactive use of operational flight data to enhance airline safety, added “We see the CEFA AMS flight replay facility as a natural progression to the existing operational and safety reporting tools already provided to Ryanair crews. Over the next 12 months we will monitor pilot performance based on an agreed set of KPI’s to ensure that our pilots not only deliver to the highest standards of safety and efficiency in the industry but set new standards of excellence for the years ahead” .
Ryanair and CEFA Aviation, an absolute commitment to safe operations
Dominique Mineo, CEO and founder of the France-based software company, is “extremely satisfied to partner with one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and to welcome this low-cost carrier into the CEFA AMS community. After Asia and our launch customer All Nippon Airways*, it is highly important to deploy our innovation within Europe with this continent’s
No. 1 airline, and an airline with an absolute commitment to safe operations. We will benefit from this new cooperation through Ryanair’s return on experience – allowing us to continuously enhance our mobile service.”
“The implementation of CEFA Aviation’s world first mobile service testifies Ryanair’s innovative strength as well as our strong desire to lead the shift of the pilot training paradigm as advocated by EASA,” says Captain Andy O’Shea, Head of Crew Training at Ryanair. “Our airline has high hopes for CEFA AMS which integrates into our world-leading OFDM (Operational Flight Data Monitoring) system that was adopted fleet-wide in 2004. The CEFA AMS flight replay facility app is a milestone in our endeavors to enhance our pilots’ proficiency. It is the perfect match with our unique OFDM replay facility in our fleet of Fixed Base Simulators. We are proud to initiate a change designed to revolutionize not only the debriefing and training culture within the company, but also for European aviation, thus making the sky safer,” says O’Shea.
Excellence in pilot training testified by 34-year safety records
With 5,500 pilots, Ryanair operates approximately 2,100 daily flights and carries 142 million passengers across 1,800 routes in 37 countries, on a fleet of 455 aircraft with an additional 210 Boeing 737-800’s on order “Training to the highest standards of safety and efficiency is, and always has been a top priority for Ryanair” explains Ray Conway. “Our focus on safety is unrelenting. Our pilots are among the best in the business and our 34-year safety record speaks for itself .”
For Ryanair, it is essential to bring back flight data and make it understandable and easily accessible to the people who should always be able to review it in the first line, namely the pilots. Access to data gives a strong and positive signal from the company as a real proof of confidence from the airline towards its pilots. With CEFA AMS, the airline wants pilot life-long learning to reach new heights and for this, aims at achieving three goals: strengthen pilot training efficiency; harmonize pilots’ skill levels as they join from airlines with different SOPs and reduce time and costs spent in line training while always building and improving flight safety.
“Innovating with this brand new mobile service has been a development of our 3-year Corporate Safety Strategy ensuring that safety & security remain at the heart of everything we do in Ryanair,” says Conway.
*3,000 pilots of Japan’s largest airline, ANA, have access to CEFA AMS on their tablets on a daily basis since February 2017.
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About the companies
CEFA Aviation, a privately-held French company, enhances pilot training and flight safety, developing world-leading 3D animation software and services for the past 19 years. The innovative solutions developed by its experts recreate flights with high detail and accuracy based on data from aircraft flight recorders.
More than 80 major and regional airlines, cargo operators and investigative authorities on five continents are using the core software of the company, CEFA FAS (Flight Animation System) for pilot training and safety analysis.
Translating flight data into precise visualization requires in-depth understanding of the complexity of aircraft systems and software engineering. CEFA Aviation has been a pioneer in easy-to-use flight data animation since Dominique Mineo founded the company in 2000. Its long-lasting success is attributable to a passion for aviation and innovation, listening to its clients, and delivering gold-standard support. The CEFA Aviation team is headquartered in the Alsace region of France.
At the Dubai Airshow 2017, CEFA Aviation unveiled a new breakthrough visualization tool to further enhance and personalize pilot training: CEFA AMS.
Ryanair is Europe’s Number 1 airline, carrying over 142m customers p.a. on more than 2,100 daily flights from 84 bases, connecting over 200 destinations in 37 countries on a fleet of over 455 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 210 Boeing 737’s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m customers p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 17,400 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 34-year safety record.
In 2017, Ryanair became the first European airline to have carried over 1 billion customers.
https://corporate.ryanair.com and https://www.ryanair.com
中文：CEFA Aviation与欧洲领先的航空公司瑞安航空签订CEFA AMS合作协议
- 瑞安航空成为欧洲第一家引进CEFA Aviation开发的突破性创新应用的航空公司
- 这家每年搭载4亿乘客的低成本航空公司将在数百名飞行员中实施基于云的服务CEFA AMS (Aviation Mobile Services航空移动服务)
- 该航空公司对此“寄予厚望”，将通过CEFA AMS来强化飞行员训练效率
今天在布鲁塞尔举行的EASA欧洲航空安全论坛会议上，瑞安航空公司飞行标准总监兼总飞行师Ray Conway说，“与CEFA Aviation签署这项6年的协议标志着瑞安航空公司飞行员培训下一章的开始。 CEFA Aviation的航班回放将为我们的机组成员提供建设性反馈的新标准，如果没有CEFA Aviation团队提供的安全数据处理创新方法，这是无法想象的。“
“实施CEFA Aviation的世界首个移动服务证明了瑞安航空的创新实力，以及我们强烈希望引领EASA倡导的飞行员训练模式的转变，”瑞安航空公司飞行员训练负责人Andy O’Shea机长说。 “我们的航空公司对CEFA AMS寄予厚望，它集成了我们在2004年开始全机队采用的世界领先的OFDM（运行飞行数据监控）系统。CEFA AMS飞行回放App是我们努力增强飞行员熟练程度的里程碑。它与我们在固定模拟机系列中独特的OFDM重放工具完美匹配。我们很自豪能够发起一项旨在彻底改变公司内部的航后讲评和训练文化的项目，以及欧洲航空业的变革，从而使天空变得更加安全，“O’Shea机长说。
瑞安航空公司拥有5,500名飞行员，每天运营约2,100架次航班，在37个国家的1,800条航线上运送1.42亿乘客，共有455架飞机，另外还有订购210架波音737-8200。“按照最高标准的安全和效率进行培训，一直是瑞安航空的头等大事“，Ray Conway解释道， “我们对安全的关注是坚定不移的。我们的飞行员是业内最好的飞行员之一，我们34年的安全记录不言而喻。“
在过去19 年间，法国CEFA Aviation开发了各类全球领先的3D动画软件及服务，致力于加强飞行员训练和飞行安全。
将飞行数据精确地视觉化需要深入理解飞机系统和软件工程的复杂性。CEFA Aviation公司于2000年由Dominique Mineo先生创建。自创建以来，公司始终走在易用飞行数据动画的前沿。公司对航空和创新充满热情，善于听取客户意见，并坚持提供高标准的支持服务，因而取得了长久的成功。CEFA Aviation公司总部位于法国的阿尔萨斯地区。