SriLankan Airlines’ enters the new age of ‘iPad electronic flying’ by switching from using bulky mandatory paper manuals, to a sleek 662 gram iPad, as SriLankan becomes Asia’s first airline to use the iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) starting 29th August, 2012.
“SriLankan will be the first customer airline to commence ‘digital flying’ using the Fokker iPAD CLASS 2 installation, on the Airbus A340, A330 and A320. Effectively, the process will make flying that much easier, more efficient, accurate and greatly help the airline’s bottom line, as millions of rupees will be saved” said SriLankan’s Chief Executive Officer, Kapila Chandrasena.
Paul-Franck BIJOU, Quovadis CEO, says: 'We are glad to be part of this initiative and to support SriLankan Airlines in moving to paperless operations. By choosing to implement both PBN and iPAD operations in 2012, SriLankan Airlines clearly shows its culture of continuous innovation.'
‘Implementing an EFB also requires the definition of new roles and processes to ensure a safe transition from paper to electronic data. Already selected by SriLankan Airlines to train its flight crews and dispatchers on Performance Based Navigation, Quovadis will support SriLankan Airlines in implementing the best practices, managing its documentation in electronic format and developing its operational approval package’ ensures Quovadis.
'Fokker Services is very proud to have such a well-known and professional airline as SriLankan as the launch customer for our EFB solution in the Asia Pacific, and also for the complete Airbus narrowbody and widebody family of aircraft' says Raj Ramanujam, VP Marketing & Sales, Asia Pacific at Fokker Services. 'We strongly believe that this is the wave of the future and that our solution provides a cost-effective and flexible way of implementing the advantages of an EFB in any fleet. We look forward to working together with SriLankan on this exciting project.'
“We extend our warm congratulations to our valued customer SriLankan Airlines for obtaining authorization to use their iPad EFB solution in operations,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen Senior Vice President and General Manager, Aviation. “Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad will provide increased situational awareness and reduced workload for SriLankan pilots, and will improve overall operational efficiency at the airline. We are impressed with their EFB leadership in the dynamic Asian market.”
The aircraft maintenance Logbook which is arguably the most important document of the aircraft, is transferred into the versatile iPad, touch-screen device - a breakthrough for futuristic airlines, and this too will be incorporated soon into SriLankan’s foray into iPad assisted navigation. The LogBook brings Flight operations and maintenance work together, which can be electronically transmitted in ‘real time’ while the aircraft is still air borne. Maintenance can then correlate the entry and have the necessary support ready in double-quick time.
Friday, 31 August 2012
SriLankan Airlines' leads Asia's race into 'paperless Flight Decks' with iPad EFBs
Source = SriLankan Airlines