Posted on: 06 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Royal Brunei Airlines is equipping its Airbus A320-200 fleet with SITAONAIR’s electronic flight bag (EFB) solution and installing it as a backup across its Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
“Moving to EFBs offers greater flexibility for our operation. Our goal is to operate paperless and use the technology to aid communication for our crew. SITAONAIR’s fully managed support, coupled with it being a cloud hosted solution, allows us an easy and quick implementation. We look forward to being among the first airlines running a paperless operation,” commented Captain Chua Hong Tad, flight training manager of Royal Brunei’s A320 fleet.
Initially the carrier will use electronic documentation, notifications and reporting functionalities alongside the integration of electronic charts and performance calculations. The A320 cockpit will also be fitted with a mount to enable use of SITAONAIR EFBs throughout the flight.
“We are very pleased that Royal Brunei Airlines is the launch customer for our EFB Solution in Asia Pacific further cementing the Royal Brunei and SITAONAIR e-aircraft and digital transformation partnership,” stated David Lavorel, SITAONAIR’s CEO. “We have worked very closely with RB over the last 15 months introducing datalink services, flight messenger and flight tracker, and now with the implementation of our EFB solution, Royal Brunei will be able to further optimise their airline operation and digitise the cockpit.”