Posted on: 04 December 2013 by Mark Howells
Widerøe has signed a new five-year electronic flight bag (EFB) service agreement with Jeppesen.
Widerøe will transition from traditional paper-based flight and operations materials, to integrate digital Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro solutions delivered through iPad and Aviobook EFB software.
Eliminating paper-based materials from airline operations will allow Widerøe to increase operational efficiency through reduced fuel burn from weight savings and will improve pilot situational awareness related to quick access of critical flight data on screen. Jeppesen will provide Widerøe with tailored navigation data, an essential component of the carrier’s operation, which includes challenging terrain, short duration trips and variable weather conditions while flying in Norway.
“We have trusted Jeppesen data for many years in paper form and we now look forward to transitioning to fully digital solutions for our operations at Widerøe,” commented Helge Anonsen, deputy director flight operations and EFB administrator. “Providing service to international and unique domestic destinations creates operational challenges that Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro tools will simplify, offering data-driven information in real time in the flight deck.”