Posted on: 09 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Fokker Services has announced the delivery of its 500th iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) platform to Caribbean based carrier InselAir.
In 2014 InselAir introduced Fokker 70 and additional Fokker 50 aircraft to its fleet. As part of an overall fleet improvement plan, InselAir will now equip all of its ten Fokker aircraft with the EFB solution for iPad and the Photo Luminescent Escape Path marking SafTGlo.
Fokker Sevices’ EFB solution for iPad is EASA certified (Class 2 Type B) and is designed to not need expensive ICT infrastructure. Ease of installation ensures aircraft can be converted with very limited downtime. This modification installs full provisions for the connection of two iPads in the cockpit including power supply by means of a DC to DC converter.
“We are proud that InselAir, one of the key airlines in the Caribbean region, selected our iPad EFB solution to upgrade their Fokker fleet,” commented Heino van der Laan, vice president marketing & sales for Fokker Services. “This is actually an important milestone to celebrate as our iPad for EFB solutions is now installed in more than 500 aircraft worldwide.”
“We have significantly expanded our Fokker 50 and Fokker 70 fleet over the last year becoming now the second largest Airline Group in the Caribbean,” remarked Albert Kluyver, chief executive officer for InselAir. "The Fokker aircraft are great aircraft and perfectly fitting our needs. This Electronic Flight Bag solution using the iPad is a perfect add-on, efficient for our pilots and easy to install.”
Fokker Services launched the EFB solution in 2010 and is now providing the solution to over 500 aircraft on more than 15 different aircraft types and across 20 different countries.