-- Regional carrier achieves paperless authorization from UK Civil Aviation Authority
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. Flybe has integrated Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as their electronic flight bag (EFB) solution fleet-wide, which allowed the carrier to gain paperless authorization status.
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. Elimination of paper content allows for 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 and FliteDeck Pro reduces 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 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 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.
"We congratulate Flybe for gaining UK CAA authorization to achieve paperless operations, which is a significant accomplishment in today's competitive airline market," said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. "The digital working environment provided by FliteDeck Pro includes streamlined access to current information for Flybe pilots wherever they are, using mobile technology."
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 more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.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. Boeing offers the industry's largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.