Transaero approved to use iPads as EFBs

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By admin April 7, 2015 20:23

Transaero approved to use iPads as EFBs

Transaero Airlines has received the first authorization of the Federal Air Transport Agency to use iPad Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Class 2 on its first Boeing 747-400 aircraft. EFB Class 2 allows to use iPad in all phases of flight in lieu of paper.

Transaero was the first among the Russian passenger carriers to be licensed by the Federal Air Transport Agency to use iPads as Electronic Flight Bags — EFB Class 1 in September 2013. The airline moved forward to implementing EFB Class 2 in June 2014.
It has become possible to use iPad as EFB Class 2 on the first of the airline’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft thanks to the equipment provide by UTC Aerospace Systems. Aircraft Interface Device (AID) connects iPad with aircraft systems for access an array of key aircraft avionics data. The Tablet Interface Module (TIM) allows pilots to see on their iPad displays information on actual aircraft location on the interactive enroute map and airport charts. Transaero Airlines has already carried out the first flight on Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the Moscow-Salzburg route using electronic documents.

With a view to implementing the EFB programme Transaero purchased 1,300 iPad Air to provide each of the airline’s pilots with the tablet in May 2014.

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By admin April 7, 2015 20:23