September 11, 2017: Air Cote d'Ivoire will be deploying Safran Electronics and Defense’s WEFA solution (Wireless Extension for ACMS - Aircraft Condition Monitoring System) on its A320ceos. WEFA solution is a dedicated automated system to capture and the transfer flight data. The airline is already using Safran's Cassiopee Flight Data Monitoring solution on its entire fleet, is the first in Africa to install WEFA. Air Cote d'Ivoire is also the launching airline in Africa for the A320neo, which will be equipped with the system at the end of 2019.

Souleymane Kone, coordination manager, Maintenance center, Air Cote d'Ivoire, said, "We definitely trust Safran's automatic flight data transmission system and its reliability. The WEFA system now provides us with a fully integrated FDM chain as we can obtain data from anywhere at any time."

Florence Minisclou, head of sales and marketing in the Avionics division of Safran Electronics and Defense, said, "WEFA system meets the needs of the air transport industry, since it supplies data for preventive maintenance, flight safety improvement and enables airlines to lower their operating costs. We are delighted to work with Air Cote d'Ivoire by combining both human expertise and innovative tools to fully optimize their operations."

Safran Electronics & Defense's full flight data management offers WEFA system together with Cassiopée Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and the ACMS. It enables the airlines to receive aircraft data after landing, allowing them to remotely manage their flight data using a secure 3G+ connection. This enables the airlines to immediately run investigations on air safety reports and plan maintenance operations ahead.

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