Virgin Australia has adopted Amadeus Altéa
Departure Control Flight Management (Altéa DC-FM).
It is the first
time that the solution is being delivered as a standalone
component to an airline that is not using the Amadeus Altéa Suite,
Amadeus’ airline Passenger Service System (PSS).
The solution will
automate Virgin Australia’s aircraft load control and optimise
flight departures, integrating with their current PSS.
Executive Vice President, Airline Commercial, Amadeus Asia
Pacific, said, “Working with Virgin Australia to implement Altéa
Departure Control Flight Management as a standalone solution to
their existing PSS is a huge milestone for us. This opens the
doors to any carrier who is looking for a best-in-class weight and
balance solution without wanting to go through a full migration to
a new passenger service system, allowing them to adopt a
best-of-breed strategy to empower their PSS. Amadeus has always
believed in personalising our solutions for our customers to help
them drive better business outcomes, and this partnership is a
strong testament to that approach.”
improves the productivity of load controllers and enables airlines
to centralise load control operations. This means load controllers
can safely handle many flights simultaneously through a single,
intuitive, graphical interface, without having to switch between
The solution helps airlines analyse passenger
and cargo load more precisely, and optimises aircraft load distribution. This enables airlines to more accurately forecast
the fuel needed for every flight departure.
Virgin Australia’s General Manager of Network
Operations, Andrew Lillyman, said, “Virgin Australia is pleased to
work with Amadeus to implement their flight management
application. Achieving optimal aircraft load distribution is key
to safety of flight, improving fuel efficiency, optimising cargo
and increasing productivity.”
Altéa Departure Control Flight Management solution is currently
used by more than 90 airlines and ground handlers.
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