Tue, Mar 01, 2011
Charting And Flitedeck Pro Included In Electronic Flight
Jeppesen and Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United
Arab Emirates, have agreed to a long term service contract that
will provide the airline with paper and electronic charting and
Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) applications to
establish an integrated flight operations solution.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad will receive Jeppesen's industry-leading
charting navigation solutions through the agreement. The
agreement includes paper charting and access to Jeppesen eLink
Online which provides web-based updated electronic terminal charts,
documentation and other vital flight information.
"Jeppesen helps airlines transition from paper to digital flight
information solutions and our new agreement with Etihad Airways
provides future EFB solutions that reduce pilot workload and
increase information and data flow efficiency," said Thomas Wede,
Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation.
"As Etihad Airways continues to grow its international operations,
we will work with them to provide data solutions that best meets
their needs and the demands of an evolving commercial
"As an expanding global commercial
carrier, we recognize the immediate and long-term value of the
charting solutions," said Capt. Richard Hill, Etihad Airways chief
operations officer. "By increasing situational awareness, reducing
pilot workload and improving critical data flow, we anticipate that
the information solutions provided will help us achieve greater
operational efficiency and reduce overall costs."
Etihad Airways operates a fleet of 57 commercial aircraft and
operates more than 1000 flights weekly.
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