IANS | 17 Sep, 2023
Celebrating Air India's Vihaan first anniversary, CEO Campbell Wilson
on Friday highlighted its various accomplishments, future objectives,
and specifically discussed measures taken to combat pilot fatigue which
is a significant contributor to flight disruptions.
In an email,
Wilson said, “Today, September 15, marks Vihaan.AI’s first anniversary.
While the hard work of writing this historic airline’s next chapter
began well before that, it was the launch of Air India’s ambitious
transformation plan that really accelerated our progress.
there are many miles left to go, every one of you should be proud of
all the work you’ve put in thus far. There’s no final destination when
it comes to building -- and staying - a world-class airline, but every
day we measure significant progress in our five transformation pillars
which takes us closer to where we want to be.
“We’ve put together
a snapshot of some of our most recent milestones -- unveiling our new
brand identity, getting the CCI’s green light for Air India’s merger
with Vistara and launching the Jeppesen suite being just a few. When the
scale of effort is so large, it’s only natural to look at what is yet
to be done so, on occasions like this, we should all take a moment to
acknowledge what has been achieved. So, take a moment to congratulate
yourselves and see how far we have come in the past year!,” he said.
course, one of the major milestones of the last year was our historic
aircraft order. Since then there’s been a huge amount of work done to
prepare ourselves for their entry to service, and to formalise all the
agreements and contracts,” he further said.
“Earlier this week, I
joined colleagues from the strategic procurement team in a visit to the
Rolls-Royce factory in Derby, UK, where we completed the contracts for
the engines that will power our new fleet of A350s," he further wrote in
"Whilst there we inspected the production line,
engine test bed and the heritage centre that reinforced just how pivotal
Rolls Royce was to so many of aviation’s greatest achievements over the
last 100+ years. It was also interesting to learn of the long history
between, particularly, Indian Airlines and Rolls-Royce, and nice to
resume the relationship after a number of years absence,” the CEO email
The email also detailed the airline's
intentions to introduce two initiatives, the Pilot Sector Report (PSR)
app and DocuNet!, aimed at enhancing safety, efficiency, and compliance.
we are introducing two new digital tools -- the Pilot Sector Report
(PSR) app and DocuNet! These tools will revolutionise our flight
operations and pilot satisfaction by improving safety, efficiency, and
compliance. The PSR app streamlines post-flight reporting while DocuNet
simplifies document distribution, ensuring up-to-date and synchronised
information. Both tools are user-friendly and integrate seamlessly with
our existing systems,” the CEO added.
a comprehensive five-year transformation plan, began last year and has
been referred to as 'Taxi'. The first phase concentrated on addressing
long-standing issues within the flag carrier and establishing the
groundwork for future growth. This marked the commencement of the second
phase, 'Take Off', which is dedicated to developing the necessary
platforms, processes, and systems to achieve excellence.