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Monarch Airlines Electronic Flight Bag implementation


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Monarch Airlines Electronic Flight Bag implementation
Luton, U.K, July 2011

Monarch Airlines has launched a Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) demonstration trial. The demonstration consists of the Goodrich Class 2 Smart Display and a suite of applications including Evoke System’s EFOS Class 2 Reporting Module. If the trial is successful, the system will be deployed across the Airline’s entire Airbus fleet early next year, with Monarch becoming the first UK mainstream airline with a Class 2 EFB.

The project is developing the traditional Class 2 EFB concept of pilot-related software applications into a complete Cockpit Data Management Solution, whereby the aircraft becomes a node on Monarch’s IT network while on the ground. The EFB has an intimate interface with the aircraft avionics and uses a variety of technologies to exchange information with the Company network anywhere in the world.

The close partnership between the main stakeholders has allowed development to progress rapidly. Monarch’s EFB project was initiated in March 2010; main signatures were signed in June 2011; and the EFB hardware was installed on the first aircraft two weeks later. The EFB architecture is ‘future proofed’ ready for the installation of future navigation requirements such as ADS-B and CPDLC.

Commenting on the selection of Flightman, Captain Nils Christy, Operations Director at Monarch Airlines, said “the EFB system will enable Monarch Airlines to achieve a paperless cockpit and streamline our operational processes. This will allow our aircraft to operate to maximum efficiency and achieve significant cost savings. Building a successful partnership has been pivotal to the project”.

About Monarch Airlines
Monarch currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft, serving over 100 destinations world-wide with the airline carrying almost 7 million passengers per year. Monarch is the oldest airline in the UK still operating under its original brand name, and has this year celebrated its 43rd year of flying.

The holding company of The Monarch Group is Monarch Holdings plc. The principal subsidiaries are Monarch Airlines, Monarch Aircraft Engineering, First Aviation and a number of household-name tour operators such as Cosmos Holidays, Avro, Archers Direct and Cosmos Tours and Cruises, as well as the online hotel booking service

About Evoke Systems
Evoke Systems is a British software company founded in September 2001 to provide innovative, cost effective solutions to the airline industry. EFOS (Electronic Flight Operations System) is a web-based crew portal and flight operations management system with accompanying offline software which can be installed on Portable Electronic Devices (or Electronic Flight Bags). Evoke Systems has clients in both the commercial and business aviation sectors operating from the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

For more information about Evoke Systems and EFOS visit or call +44 (0)3456 521240

EFOS electronic reporting module during the trial flights