Posted on: 03 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Widerøe has gained operational approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway to use electronic flight bags (EFBs) equipped with Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro solutions.
The Scandinavian regional carrier believes that by introducing paperless cockpits, EFBs will increase efficiency through reduced fuel burn from weight savings, reducing operating costs. EFBs will also increase situational awareness in flight by allowing access to critical flight data on screen. Additionally, Widerøe pilots will no longer need to spend time filing paper chart revisions, which gives them more time to complete other essential preparation and operational tasks.
“Jeppesen data has been essential for meeting our domestic and international operational needs over the years and FliteDeck Pro now provides the foundation to remove cumbersome paper-based materials and access real-time flight information with the tap of a finger,” noted Helge Anonsen, Widerøe’s deputy director of flight operations and EFB administrator.
The EFBs will be on iPads embedded with Aviobook software, which enables the transition of Jeppesen flight data and information between all the airline’s mobile and desktop systems.