Saudi Arabia’s Flynas Ready for Electronic Flight Environment

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | December 13, 2013
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Saudi Arabian national carrier Flynas has a new five-year agreement with Jeppesen to incorporate electronic flight bag (EFB) navigation data and flight planning into its commercial operations, the Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary said Wednesday Dec. 11. 
Under the agreement Flynas will replace its paper-based flight information manuals with Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro iPad EFB solution. The Middle East carrier will integrate the EFB into its all-Airbus A320 fleet. 
Tim Huegel, director of aviation portfolio management at Jeppesen, said the airline will benefit from the weight reduction and lower fuel consumption. 
“Digital solutions from Jeppesen will provide the structure needed for integrating essential flight data in a format that is easily accessible and interactive in real time on iPad,” said Mansoor Alharbi executive director of flight operations at Flynas. “In addition to FliteDeck Pro services and navigation data, Jeppesen flight planning tools will simplify complex process and further optimize our operations.”

Flynas’ announcement came following a recent announcement that another Middle East carrier, MNG Airlines of Turkey, will also integrate the FliteDeck into their commercial fleet operations. 

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