The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) is the first airline in the Asia-Pacific Region to launch the Safety Assessment and Management System (SAMS) developed by Airbus. SAMS is a tool that allows airlines to automate reporting, monitoring and analyzing safety data. The software was installed at Cebu Pacific and went live June this year. Airbus safety management experts conducted SAMS’s initial training for CEB.
“Launching SAMS as an integral part of our operations marks our commitment to achieve the highest standards of safety in everything we do. Our relationship with Airbus spans over 15 years and now extends beyond aircraft design, operations and maintenance. This takes our airline safety system to a new level, and we are proud to have been chosen to be Airbus’ 2nd customer in the world and the launch customer in Asia-Pacific,” said Candice Iyog, CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution.
Airbus developed SAMS to integrate flight monitoring into one of the world’s most state-of-the-art safety tool. SAMS combines the latest risk assessment methodology and best practices for automating reporting, processing, measurement and analysis for airline operators.
Safety Management System is a concept that has been recognized by the global aviation industry and has become an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard for all air operators from January 2009.
CEB currently operates 10 Airbus A319, 20 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its fleet of 38 aircraft – with an average age of 3.6 years – is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 22 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft orders.
About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB)
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.