16 July 2014
Jeppesen, a part of Boeing (NYSE: BA) Commercial Aviation Services, said it has teamed with Cargolux Airlines to help the airline 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.
“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.
For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to reach their destinations. It is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the digital aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe´s leading all-cargo airline with a modern and efficient fleet composed of nine Boeing 747-8 freighters and 11 Boeing 747-400 freighters.