15 August 2019, Moscow. – Aeroflot has become a member of Digital Transport and Logistics Association. The leading Russian airline’s joining the Association will greatly contribute to the transformation of Russia’s transport complex through leveraging Aeroflot’s expertise in digitalization and tech.
Digital Transport and Logistics Association is a competency center for the namesake project by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. It aims to design and develop a universal multi-modal digital transport and logistic system across Russia. This will be achieved through integrating and introducing all existing and emerging digital services and software of Russian companies.
Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said: “Digitalization is the key development focus and our major investment in the future; it is the main driver behind high business efficiency. Aeroflot embraces state-of-art digital solutions and is eager to share expertise with other transport sector entities. Our combined efforts will surely help this country to gain leading positions in transportation and logistics industry».
Alexey Semenov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, said: “Aeroflot’s global record is instrumental for digitalizing the entire transport industry, which operates based on principles of multimodality, multiplatformity, and the need of integration with relevant systems of European and Asian countries. The active contribution of one of the biggest airlines to Digital Transport and Logistics Association will facilitate advance of technological breakthrough, a goal set by the government”.
Nowadays, Aeroflot demonstrates one of the highest levels of IT deployment across the global transport sector. For a number of years, the airline has ranked fourth by digitalization among the world’s carriers according to Bain & Co. In practical terms, it means over a dozen of business cases implemented based on digital technologies.
The “Internet on board” program introduced on wide-body aircraft and being extended over narrow-body fleet. “Manager’s Monitor” system allowing Aeroflot management to access online over 500 airline operational indicators. Providing cabin crew and pilots with tablets enabling them to access passenger and operational data in-flight. Russia’s first data mart project for tax monitoring, on a par with best international equivalents. Resource management system, which has reduced average aircraft maintenance turnaround time. Aircraft operation intellectual support system, which has helped increase the average daily flight time of Aeroflot aircraft.
Automation of major business processes at the airline has reached 100%, from administrative work to passenger service and aircraft maintenance. Aeroflot Group’s 2023 Strategy stipulates further AI innovation.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 159 destinations in 54 countries.
Aeroflot’s 249-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the eighth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX. Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
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Aeroflot Press Service
About Digital Transport and Logistics Association (DTLA):
Established in 2018 by OJSC «Russian Railways», FSUE “ZaschitaInfoTrans”, LLC “RT-Invest Transportation Systems», LLC “GLOSAV” and NPP “Digital Radiotech Systems”. At Saint Petersburg Economic Forum 2019, a number of companies announced their plans to join the Association, including JSC «Company TransTeleCom», NLMK Group, FSUE “Russian Post”, FSUE «State Air Traffic Management Corporation». DTLA is the competency centre for the namesake project by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.