Flybe, A Low Cost UK Carrier Goes Paperless With Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro
Regional carrier based in Exeter, UK achieves paperless authorization from UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has helped UK-based Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, achieve paperless operational authorization from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Flybe has integrated Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as their Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution fleet-wide, which allowed Flybe to gain paperless authorization status.
Flybe uses multiple Jeppesen services to enhance their 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, familiar delivery of multiple forms of flight information
According to the UK Civil Aviation Authority, Flybe was authorized to begin their paperless operation on Oct. 17, 2014. The use of Digital Flight Information allows airlines to operate more efficiently by eliminating paper content on the ground and in the air. This in turn leads to reduced fuel consumption through weight reduction and improved bottom line results. Real-time, data driven flight information is displayed on iPad per the preference of Flybe pilots. FliteDeck Pro also helps to reduce the flight preparation time and pilot workload significantly.
"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 is the perfect product for this."
About Flybe Group Plc
Flybe Group Plc. operates a mixed aircraft fleet and provides low-cost, regional passenger services across more than 180 routes from 87 airports throughout the UK and Europe, from its base in Exeter, England. For more information about the European destinations served by Flybe, please visit www.flybe.com
For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.
For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
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