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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

British Airways Upgrades EFB’s with Boeing Electronic Logbook

Juliet Van Wagenen

Boeing announced that British Airways received operational approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority for use of Boeing’s Electronic Logbook on their 787 Dreamliner fleet
Boeing announced that British Airways received operational approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority for use of Boeing’s Electronic Logbook on their 787 Dreamliner fleet. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 02-11-2015] British Airways has received operational approval from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to use of Boeing’s Electronic Logbook (ELB) on their 787 Dreamliner fleet. Developed in partnership with Ultramain Systems, the ELB ups communication between flight crew, cabin crew and ground-based maintenance and engineering staff.

Boeing’s ELB runs on the airplane’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and onboard server system to collect airplane flight data and crew-observed fault input, sharing that information with ground-based technicians and maintenance systems while the airplane is still en route.

“British Airways is the first 787 customer to eliminate paper technical and cabin logs,” said Per Norén, vice president of customer solutions at Boeing Digital Aviation. “The regulatory approval of ELB signifies industry acceptance of paperless technical logs.”

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