ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, teamed with Cargolux Airlines, a leading European all-cargo carrier, to help the airline recently gain authorization from the civil aviation authority in Luxembourg to operate in a paperless environment. Cargolux has removed paper operations manuals, airport terminal charts and performance charts for its Boeing 747-400F and 747-8F freighter aircraft by integrating Jeppesen electronic flight bag (EFB) software and data used with Boeing EFB hardware.
Cargolux has also upgraded its Boeing class 3 installed EFB services to include in-flight Jeppesen data connectivity. This capability enhances operational efficiency for the airline and allows flight dispatch teams to send critical information such as graphical weather data directly to the EFB through a satellite communications link.
"The approval of our paperless operations and the 747-8F EFB in-flight data connectivity is a testament to the close teamwork between Cargolux, Jeppesen and Boeing, using technology to add value and efficiency to our operation," said Sten Rossby, chief technical pilot, Cargolux Airlines.
Cargolux continues its digital transformation with the recent implementation of the Boeing Electronic Flight Folder application to further replace paper content in its operation. Critical data such as operational flight plans, NOTAM data and other pilot briefing material is now delivered digitally. The removal of paper content significantly reduces weight for the airline and results in improved fuel consumption and lower costs across airline operations.
"Transitioning to digital flight information is a major advancement that reduces pilot workload and increases operational efficiency," said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. "This project is truly a team effort and we congratulate Cargolux Airlines on achieving this authorization and we look forward to continued coordination to further advance their digital transformation on the ground and in the air."
Jeppesen installed and mobile EFB software and data solutions help operators to streamline operations and increase situational awareness. With the removal of paper flight materials, pilots are able to focus on other critical aspects of the flight preparation process, as the need to file revisions by hand is eliminated with the use of digital data.
Cargolux 747-400 and 747-8 freighters move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on its worldwide network that includes approximately 90 destinations. For more information about global Cargolux operations, please visit www.cargolux.com.
For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry's largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.
About Cargolux Airlines International
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe's leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of 9 Boeing 747-8 freighters and 11 Boeing 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, 60 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and also offers an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as charter and aircraft maintenance services. Cargolux employs over 1,600 staff worldwide.