|Flybe aircraft on runway. Photo: Flybe
[Avionics Magazine 12-01-2016] European regional airline Flybe has signed a three-year renewal agreement Jeppesen to provide digital charting and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services for the carrier. Flybe also will receive fuel dashboard services to optimize fleet-wide fuel consumption and electronic flight folder tools to enhance day-of flight EFB operations. Jeppesen had previously helped Flybe gain paperless operating authorization from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad as their EFB platform.
Flybe also participated in a recent Jeppesen user-based process to enhance its Standard Instrument Departure Route (SID)/Standard Arrival Route (STAR) arrival and departure charts, which will be introduced starting this December. Overall, the use of digital flight information allows Flybe eliminate paper content on the ground and in the air, which improves fuel consumption. FliteDeck Pro also aims to enhance situational awareness for Flybe, using real-time, data driven flight information. FliteDeck Pro also significantly reduces flight preparation time and pilot workload.