ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation, recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad. The agreement allows Gulf Air to continue its digital transformation by eliminating paper-based flight information on the ground and in the air.
"Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro provides all essential flight information and operations materials on iPad, which allows our crew to complete essential preparation tasks where convenient and increases situational awareness in flight," said Captain Nasser AlSalmi, Gulf Air Chief Operating Officer. "We look forward to going completely paperless in our operations and FliteDeck Pro will allow us to reach this goal."
The new service agreement continues a long-standing customer relationship, which includes tailored Jeppesen digital navigation information for the airline. Jeppesen's mobile EFB solutions help airlines operate more efficiently through real time, data-driven information presented on screen that is displayed per pilot preference. The reduction of paper-based flight information also reduces weight in the cockpit and leads to significant annual fuel savings.
"The paper to digital transformation of essential flight information is a key component for operator success in today's competitive airline business environment," said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. "We congratulate Gulf Air on their digital transition process with FliteDeck Pro, a solution that will reduce pilot workload, streamline operations and reduce fuel consumption for the airline."
Operating one of the largest networks in the Middle East, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport, Gulf Air also serves 38 cities in 23 countries spanning three continents. For more information about the international destinations served by Gulf Air, please visit www.gulfair.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.