Delta is using NAVBLUE’s Mission+ for its entire fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft

    27 Feb 2024


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⎯ More than 17,000 pilots are now using Mission+ as part of their workflow on an average of more than 4,000 daily Delta flights
⎯ One of the biggest Electronic Flight Folder (eFF) projects in the aviation industry

Toulouse, France, 27 February 2024 – NAVBLUE and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) have signed a long-term agreement for Mission+, NAVBLUE’s Electronic Flight Assistant, which provides pilots with all the data and information they need to perform their mission via one modular digital solution.

The agreement includes the deployment of Mission+ on the global airline’s entire fleet of over 900 Airbus and Boeing aircraft and represents one of the biggest transitions from paper to an Electronic Flight Folder (eFF) digital solution in the aviation industry. In addition, NAVBLUE and Delta will work on further enhancing the application for pilots by adding new functionalities.

Delta has been involved in the development of Mission+ since its inception. This digital solution is now considered the most intuitive eFF on the market that minimizes pilot interactions. Delta has also been part of the early adopter program, together with other major airlines from different regions and with diverse types of operations. The airline provided feedback to build a tool adapted to pilots’ tasks for mission management in all flight phases (briefing, in-flight follow-up, reporting).

The agreement between Delta and NAVBLUE considers the airline’s requirements and community-driven needs. As a scalable and reliable solution, Mission+ FLIGHT, the integrated flight folder module of Mission+, is seamlessly integrated with its existing ground environment ensuring business continuity.

The full implementation process across Delta’s fleet has been achieved in less than two years, covering deployment, testing, and operational usage by the airline’s entire pilot community (more than 17,000 pilots), who are now using Mission+.

Mission+ removes the need to print paper flight plan information for every Delta flight, which represents saving more than 77.5 million pages annually (or around 4,000 trees), further supporting Delta’s ongoing efforts to embed sustainability across its business.

Marc Lemeilleur, CEO of NAVBLUE said: “On behalf of the NAVBLUE teams, I would like to thank Delta for their trust in this product and our people. By choosing Mission+ they are enabling their pilots to benefit from all the data and information they need to perform their mission via a unique modular digital solution. Working together we enabled the deployment of Mission+ on the entire fleet in less than two years, which is a great success for all of us!“

Ryan Gumm, Flight Operations Senior Vice President of Delta, said: “Achieving this major milestone is part of our commitment to removing operational complexities, as well as moving toward a more digital, sustainable future. Mission+ allows our pilots more time to focus on what Delta people do best – expertly serve our customers with safety top of mind.”

About NAVBLUE: NAVBLUE is a leading services company, wholly owned by Airbus, dedicated to Flight Operations solutions and services for airlines and aircraft operators, on the ground and onboard. NAVBLUE combines aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources and increase productivity, for a safe and sustainable aviation. NAVBLUE delivers a reliable, optimum and customized user experience to more than 600 customers worldwide, in a range of areas, including digital cockpit operations, Operations Control Centre (OCC) systems, Flight Ops Engineering and Performance Based Navigation (PBN). NAVBLUE employs 500 employees spread across the world, with offices in Canada, France, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, UK and US and representatives in several other countries across the globe.

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About Delta Air Lines: Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta is a U.S. leader in domestic and international travel, operating a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft on over 4,000 daily flights to more than 280 destinations on six continents. Delta operates significant hubs and key markets in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bogota, Boston, Detroit, Lima, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul-Incheon, and Tokyo. Delta served more than 190 million customers in 2023 — safely, reliably and with industry-leading customer service innovation – and was again recognized as North America’s most on-time airline.

Delta is America’s most-awarded airline thanks to the dedication, passion and professionalism of its people. It has been recognized by Cirium for operational excellence; as the top U.S. airline by the Wall Street Journal; among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies; the World’s Most Admired Airline according to Fortune; as one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work; and a top employer for diversity, veterans and best workplaces for women by Forbes.