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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Saudia 787 Goes Paperless with Jepessen EFBs

Juliet Van Wagenen

Saudia Boeing 787
Saudia Boeing 787. Photo: Saudia

[Avionics Today 05-12-2016] The General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia has granted Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the country’s national carrier, authorization for paperless flight deck operations. The airline has integrated the installed version of Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution and uses a portable iPad-based EFB as a backup with its Boeing 787 aircraft.

FliteDeck Pro aims to allow Saudia to accesses performance and flight document applications on both installed EFB devices and portable EFB devices on the ground and in the air, to enhance planning efforts and in-flight operations. With the authorization now in place, Saudia plans to continue its progression to eliminate paper-based flight information materials in a digital operating environment.

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