Vistara implements SITA AIRCOM solutions

tVistara’s fleet of nine Airbus A320s has been installed with aircraft communications, airline operations and network connectivity solutions by SITA and SITAONAIR, becoming SITAONAIR's first AIRCOM FlightPlanner solution customer in India.ttThis FlightPlanner solution provides computerised flight plans and data such as inflight weather updates and airport information to reduce operational costs, improve on-time performance and facilitate safer flights by avoiding major weather events.ttThe carrier is also using SITAONAIR's AIRCOM Datalink services, FlightMessenger and FlightTracker to manage air-to-ground communications for the flight crew, airline operations and air traffic controllers and to track their aircraft. The connection between the aircraft and the ground is provided by SITAONAIR's VHF network. t tVistara’s CEO, Phee Teik Yeoh, stated, “Indian aviation has an immense growth potential. This will be one of the world’s largest aviation markets within the next five years and Vistara has a prominent role to play in that expansion. We are putting all the right tools in place to make sure we are best positioned to leverage the growth opportunity. The efficient communication and network technology that SITA and SITAONAIR have delivered are both essential for smooth operations and facilitating our expansion.”tt“Our technology and networks are designed to be cost efficient, fully resilient, and easily deployable and scalable,” remarked Maneesh Jaikrishna, VP India and Sub-Continent, SITA. “Our wide experience of providing solutions for the air transport community means we have been perfectly positioned to meet the challenges Vistara gave us, of meeting tough deadlines and delivering excellent technology that will serve the airline well into the future.”t

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