Southwest Airlines and AvioBook, a Thales Group company, have signed a multi-year contract that will see AvioBook equip the low-fare carrier with its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and Electronic Logbook (eLB) solution, with an additional agreement to equip Southwest’s largest Boeing 737 NG fleet with AvioBook’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID).

The AvioBook suite will help eliminate the 88 million pages of paper printed annually, offering users updated data in real time. Implementation of the AvioBook suite will be gradual, with the first benefits expected to take effect in 2024.

“Southwest is thrilled to collaborate with AvioBook to modernise our operation and introduce cutting-edge technology solutions directly benefiting our frontline employees,” said Steve Christl, Vice President of Operations Strategy and Implementation at Southwest Airlines. “These advancements not only streamline processes but also eliminate numerous paper-based documents. This shift empowers our employees to dedicate more time and focus on delivering Southwest hospitality to our valued customers.”

“Being able to support Southwest’s digital transformation is a great source of pride for everyone at AvioBook,” said Frédéric Dru, CEO of AvioBook. “We look forward to helping bring together all Southwest stakeholders from across the airline, improving communications and workflows while eliminating paper.”

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