Qatar Airways, operating more than 250 aircraft, signed up with the flight data animation company CEFA Aviation to better analyze its flights.
The safety department of the airline will recreate flights quickly and easily thanks to the CEFA FAS software based on the data from the flight recorders. The purpose is to better understand selected portions of flights in order to cope with difficult routes and airport approaches by creating videos that can demonstrate the do’s and don’ts to pilots - thereby enhancing training.
“At Qatar Airways, we are uncompromising when it comes to safety,” said His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Ashish Jain, Senior Vice President Group Safety and Security of Qatar Airways, added: “That is why we invest in the latest technologies to guarantee our passengers’ comfort not only within the cabin, but also in the interest of safety. CEFA FAS is a key feature in enhancing flight safety.”
Qatar Airways was the first airline in the world to achieve the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit certification in 2003 and have successfully renewed this certification every two years since.
Dominique Mineo, CEO and founder of CEFA Aviation, underlined that “Qatar Airways is a new first rate client for us. We are proud to deliver animations through our premium software for the complete airline fleet, including its cargo operator - the world’s second largest. We are proud to support the company to make the sky safer together.”
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. 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.
Established in 1993 and re-launched in 1997, Qatar Airways is the national carrier of Qatar, based at Doha Hamad International Airport. The carrier is wholly-owned by the Qatari government. With 46,000 employees, Qatar Airways is one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, as well as one of the world’s fastest-growing airline.
Qatar Airways connects more than 160 destinations every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft (more than 220, both Boeing and Airbus, including B777 and A350-1000) from Hamad International Airport in Doha. It is the first airline in the world to have taken delivery of the Airbus A350-1000 in February 2019.
Serving more than 29 Million passengers annually, the group handled more than 212,000 flights in 2017, delivering an On-Time Performance rate of above 99.5%. Qatar Airways has earned many awards and accolades, becoming one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have earned a 5-star rating by Skytrax. It was voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and most recently in 2019.