Boeing said Wednesday Qatar Airways will be the launch customer for its Electronic Flight Folder (EFF) software appliation. The carrier will install the EFF on their entire fleet of Boeing 777s, making it the first in the world to transmit day-of-flight data such as flight plans and weather information directly to the 777 Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), according to Boeing.
Qatar Airways will also install the Electronic Flight Folder on its future Boeing 787 fleet. The carrier will begin using Electronic Flight Folder in 2012.
EFF software runs on an airplane's EFB, allowing pilots to conduct route briefing and log flight progress directly on the EFB.
"Qatar Airways is pleased to take part in the development and introduction of the EFF across its Boeing fleet," said Ra'ed Ayoub, Qatar Airways vice president, Flight Operations Technical. The airline will continue to work jointly with Boeing to further develop aircraft systems and applications that take advantage of technological innovation to enhance safety and increase operational efficiency.
Boeing received FAA certification for its Class 3 EFB in 2003, when the first commercial unit was delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.