Following signature of a contract with Airbus in December, China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Ltd. began deploying LOMS (Line Operation Monitoring System) on its A320 fleet this month. This innovative and user-friendly software tool is, together with FOM (Flight Operation Monitoring), part of Airbus' global safety policy.

Conceived and developed by Airbus engineers and Airbus test pilots, LOMS is a measurement, analysis and reporting software tool for flight operations data monitoring. It can be integrated in any airline's FOM programme.

Routine tracking and reinforcement of operating standards is one objective of the diagnostic presented by LOMS; the other is a critical perception of pilot training programmes and published standard operating procedures. LOMS focuses on identification of deviations from good flight operating practices as violations of good operating practice, using a global statistical approach.

LOMS has already attracted four other airlines: China Southern Airlines (operating 6 A320s), Sichuan Airlines (operating 6 A320s and 2 A321s), Spanair (operating 3 A320s and 3 A321s) and Middle East Airlines (operating 3 A320s, 2 A321s, 1 A300 and 3 A310s).

A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is a joint EADS Company with BAE SYSTEMS.