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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Qantas Becomes Launch Customer for Airbus iPad EFB

Qantas Airways will be the launch customer for the Airbus iPad electronic flight bag (EFB) “FlySmart with Airbus” application. The airframe manufacturer first announced its new performance-calculating iPad EFB application at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show, and has been testing the EFB with Qantas pilots since then.

(Airbus paperless cockpit)

“We’re pleased to be working with Airbus on this innovative new EFB application,” said David Oliver, head of flight technical operations at Qantas. “Qantas is committed to new technology that reduces paperwork in the cockpit and improves access to information for our pilots, and this app very much meets that requirement.”

The “FlySmart with Airbus” application gives pilots the ability to compute aircraft performance calculations and communicate with Airbus flight operations manuals right from the cockpit.

Qantas will be introducing the iPad EFB to all of its pilots for use on commercial flights through early 2013. More

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