Posted on: 15 March 2010 by Mark Howells
SITA has been selected by Air Arabia to provide air–ground communications including data link services for the airline’s expanding fleet and network of 59 destinations.
The five-year deal is for SITA’s Aircom data link for the current fleet of 21 Airbus A320s, plus the 44 aircraft on order, all due to be delivered by the end of 2012. It includes basic Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) services.
SITA Aircom will be used to support functions such as flight operations, engineering, and administration. It will automate processes which will ensure reduced aircraft turnaround times, the pre-emptive detection of equipment failures and an overall improvement in operational staff reaction times.