Southwest Airlines has signed a multi-year contract with AvioBook to equip its fleet with technology solutions that will optimise operations.

The agreement includes AvioBook’s fully integrated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and Electronic Logbook (eLB) solution to improve efficiency. Southwest will also equip its fleet of Boeing 737 NG aircraft with AvioBook’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID), known as AvioCast, which will provide real time aircraft data to various operational groups.

“Southwest is thrilled to collaborate with AvioBook to modernize our operation and introduce cutting-edge technology solutions directly benefiting our frontline employees. These advancements not only streamline processes but also eliminate numerous paper-based documents. This shift empowers our employees to dedicate more time and focus on delivering Southwest hospitality to our valued customers,” commented ​ Steve Christl, vice president ops strategy and implementation, Southwest Airlines

Frédéric Dru, CEO of AvioBook, a Thales Group Company, added, “Being able to support Southwest’s digital transformation is a great source of pride for everyone at AvioBook. We look forward to helping bring together all Southwest stakeholders from across the airline, improving communications and workflows while eliminating paper.” ​

The AvioBook technology suite will help eliminate the 88 million pages of paper still being printed annually and will give users the latest information at their fingertips, with data updated as and when the situation changes. The technology will be implemented gradually, with the first benefits of the project expected to be seen in 2024.

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