Posted on: 23 December 2014 by Mark Howells
Flybe’s fleet-wide installation of Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for iPad means the airline has now received paperless authorisation status from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
“This is an important move in marking Flybe’s transition to operating in a fully digital environment,” said Ian Baston, director of flight operations, Flybe. “Our pilots prefer having real-time, data-driven flight information available on their iPads and FliteDeck Pro provides the perfect product for this. It reduces flight preparation time and pilot workload significantly and crew have all the critical information they need immediately at their fingertips. The removal of weighty paper content on board is also an added bonus as fuel consumption is reduced, contributing to a more cost efficient operation.”
Flybe uses multiple Jeppesen services to enhance flight operations, including digital charting and flight planning, in addition to FliteDeck Pro EFB tools. Integration of these services increases situational awareness for pilots and provides consistent, providing familiar delivery of multiple forms of flight information.