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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gulf Air Goes Paperless with Jeppessen

Juliet Van Wagenen

Jeppensen FliteDeck Pro Electronic Flight Bag EFB on an iPad
 Jeppensen FliteDeck Pro EFB on an iPad. Photo: Jeppesen

[Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Jeppesen signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services on iPad. The agreement allows Gulf Air to continue its transition into entirely digital platforms, eliminating paper-based flight information on the ground and in the air. Reducing paper-based flight information has the added interest of decreasing weight in the cockpit, which will lead to significant fuel savings, according to Jeppesen.

"The paper to digital transformation of essential flight information is a key component for operator success in today's competitive airline business environment," said Tim Huegel, director of Jeppesen aviation portfolio management, adding that he expects the platform to reduce pilot workload and streamline operations for the airline.

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