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Dutch Airline KLM Goes Paperless in the Cockpit

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 25, 2014
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KLM airlines plane. Photo: Wikipedia
KLM airlines plane. Photo: Wikipedia

[Avionics Today 09-25-2014] All aircraft of the Dutch airline KLM and KLM Cityhopper will soon fly using digital flight documents via the AvioBook ‘e-briefing’ app, eliminating the use of paper weather messages and other flight documents.

AvioBook digitizes the traditionally paper-based flight information and presents it on a tablet, saving the airline an estimated 30,000 a day, according to a statement released by KLM. The software also collects information such as fuel consumption, flight duration and any changes along the way. The information is then made available to the operations office of the airline after landing, eliminating the need for pilots complete a paper report after each flight. KLM plans the first tests for mid-October.

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