Posted on: 12 November 2014 by Mark Howells
Jeppesen has announced a new three-year service contract with Pegasus Airlines to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services with tailored digital charts.
The agreement provides access to Jeppesen’s digital navigation charts and NavData information through both FliteDeck Pro on Windows-based tablets and the e-Link online platform to reduce use of paper-based flight materials.
“We continue our longstanding relationship with Jeppesen by adding new digital services, including tailored digital charts and Windows-based EFB technology,” remarked Ömer Kaya, vice-president, performance & CIT (corporate information technology), Pegasus Airlines. “Ultimately, we would like to completely eliminate paper-based flight information from our aircraft fleet and Jeppesen provides the foundation for achieving the necessary paperless authorization to do so.”
Pegasus Airlines has been a Jeppesen customer since its founding in 1990. Previously, the airline has used standard paper charts and NavData information in its flight operations. Through the new agreement, Pegasus Airlines pilots will have multiple options to access essential data in digital form, to enhance operational efficiency, reduce pilot workload and increase situational awareness in flight.
“We are pleased to help Pegasus Airlines make the transition from paper to digital flight information, which helps to streamline airline operations,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. “We will continue to support Pegasus Airlines as they continue to rapidly grow their operations and progress with their journey to achieve a fully digital working environment on the ground and in the air.”
Through the agreement, Pegasus Airlines also continues implementation of Jeppesen NavData services, which provide the airline with GPS-based navigation information for the flight deck while incorporating thousands of complex global airspace changes.