|Peach airlines A320. Photo: Peach
[Avionics Today 07-15-2016] Peach, a Japanese airline based in Osaka, has received authorization from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau to initiate Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services. Using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as its EFB solution, Peach now enters into an operational trial period, to streamline the delivery of flight information and establish paperless flight deck operations.
"Receiving authorization from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau to initiate EFB services marks a significant milestone in achieving our goal of a fully digital operating environment," said Shigeo Koike, executive vice president of flight operations at Peach.
As part of its EFB program across its fleet of Airbus aircraft, Peach will use a full suite of digital Jeppesen flight operations data, including navigational charts, navigational databases for aircraft avionics systems, and flight planning services. The airline is also able to import routes from multiple data sources, including flight planning systems and third party apps, with the aim to provide the right information to the pilot at the right time in support of flight preparation and execution.
Following the current trial period, Peach will coordinate efforts with the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau to gain full authorization to use EFB services to enhance planning efforts and in-flight operations, while eliminating cumbersome paper-based flight materials.