Tiger Airways’ new Airbus A320s to be fitted with Sagem flight data recorders

Paris, July 12, 2010

Sagem (Safran group) has won an international call for tenders from Tiger Airways to supply a flight data interface & management unit (FDIMU) for 30 new Airbus A320 twinjets, plus 20 more on option.

Meeting all air transport regulations (FAR 121.344, JAR OPS1), the FDIMU provides data used in reports that track aircraft status (engines and landing gear). Airlines use this data to improve maintenance scheduling, and reduce their fleet's fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

This latest contract clearly reflects the confidence placed in Sagem by a true low-cost carrier that scrutinizes every aspect of its business to remove non-essential costs without compromising safety, security and punctuality.

Established in September 2004, Tiger Airways has grown to be a leading low-cost carrier in Asia-Pacific, and the biggest in Singapore. Listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), it operates two successful subsidiaries – an international airline based in Singapore and a domestic airline in Australia. It serves a total of 36 destinations in Asia-Pacific with a fleet of 19 Airbus A320-family aircraft, and is committed to increasing its fleet size to 68 by December 2015.

Sagem has been a supplier of flight data acquisition, processing and recording units for more than 20 years. The excellent performance of these units capitalizes on synergies with other companies in the Safran group, for instance in terms of the algorithms governing engine, landing gear and braking system operation. The FDIMU and other air data units are compatible with the Analysis Ground Stations (AGS) developed by Sagem.


Sagem , a high-tech company in the Safran group, holds world or European leadership positions in optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems (INS) used in air, land and naval applications. It is also the world leader in helicopter flight controls and the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems. Operating across the globe through the Safran group, Sagem and its subsidiaries employ 6,700 people in Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. Sagem is the commercial name of the company Sagem Défense Sécurité.

For more information: www.sagem-ds.com

Philippe Wodka-Gallien
+33 (0)1 58 11 19 49

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