ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rossiya Airlines, a part of the Aeroflot Group, recently gained authorization from the civil aviation authority of Russia to operate in a paperless cockpit environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as its electronic flight bag (EFB) solution. Rossiya Airlines and Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, earlier teamed to integrate the airline's fleet with iPad-based Class 2 EFB technology. The clearance from the Russian authority allows the airline to eliminate paper-based flight information, which reduces fuel consumption and increases overall operational efficiency.
"This EFB authorization marks a key milestone in our process to eliminate bulky, paper based flight materials from our operation and go fully digital in the flight deck," said Yury Shchepilov, chief of Rossiya Airlines Aeronautical Information Service Department. "The use of iPad with FliteDeck Pro provides simplified and fully portable access to all critical flight information with the tap of a finger at any time, on the ground and in the air."
Rossiya Airlines has integrated mounted Class 2 EFB on iPad to digitally replace the traditional pilot flight bag that can weigh up to 50 lbs/20 kg each. Full Jeppesen navigation information, Runway Analysis charts and operation manuals are provided for Rossiya Airlines pilots through FliteDeck Pro on iPad, eliminating the need for hand-filing of paper charts and information. This digital transition reduces weight per flight, which significantly reduces fuel consumption on an annual basis.
"In a challenging and competitive airline market, operators are seeking ways to reduce costs and operate more efficiently," said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. "FliteDeck Pro on mobile devices helps airlines eliminate clutter in the cockpit, offers a customizable display per pilot preference and significantly reduces hardware costs, compared to installed systems. We congratulate Rossiya Airlines for completing their significant digital transformation and we look forward to continuing to help the airline reach their destinations safely and efficiently."
All Jeppesen flight information, including aeronautical charts, ICAO documents and operation manuals are now easily viewed and accessed by Rossiya Airlines pilots, using FliteDeck Pro. The unique, data-driven display of FliteDeck Pro allows pilots to view real time information to enhance proper decision making and workflow capabilities in flight.
Rossiya Airlines is a leading air carrier in the northwestern region of the Russian Federation and operates numerous flights within Russia and serves multiple international destinations. Please see www.rossiya-airlines.com for more details on the St. Petersburg-based carrier. 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.