Vistara collaborated with ASD, an Irish business, to implement radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for faster scanning of the aircraft's emergency equipment.
According to the airline's announcement, aircraft scans may be done in minutes with the RFIDAeroCheck, assuring accurate data and timely information about forthcoming needs.
According to the company, an RFID maintenance scan on a Boeing 787 plane (with 288 life jackets on board) can be done in under a minute by just strolling along the aisle.
"An oxygen generator's presence and expiry check which takes 4 man-hours on an average (usually 2 mechanics spending 2 hours each) can be completed in 30 seconds," it stated.
It said that the RFID technology was implemented in collaboration with Aerospace Software Development (ASD).
"We are happy that our partnership with Aerospace Software Development will become the first scheduled Indian airline to deploy RFIDAeroCheck technology. With this, tracking of all emergency equipment on aircraft can be completed within minutes for the highest safety,"an official stated.
Vistara’s fleet consists of 49 aircraft: 38 A320, four A321neo, five B737-800NG, and two B787-9. The airline claims to be the first scheduled Indian carrier to use RFID technology for faster aircraft scanning.
(Inputs from PTI)