Atlantic Airways certifies the PFB™ Paperless Flight Bag EFB Platform from IFS for its A319 fleet
12 Jun 2014
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IFS – International Flight Support, the Copenhagen based EFB Software Platform provider, announces that ATLANTIC AIRWAYS of the Faroe Islands has obtained final operational approval from the Danish CAA/Trafikstyrelsen covering their fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft. ATLANTIC AIRWAYS operates a fleet of Airbus A319’s on their well established Nordic scheduled route network and also operates ad hoc as well as scheduled charter flights to typical charter destinations all over Europe and into North Africa.
“After the implementation and approval of the PFB™ Paperless Flight Bag we have reduced our printing cost dramatically and the amount of reports we receive from the flight crew has increased because of the reporting module. But the greatest benefit is the Back-Office, where we have access to all the data.” Mr Samal Dannielsen, Director of Flight Operation said.
The customization and implementation project was run throughout 2013 and initially also included the RJ85/RJ100 fleet which in the meantime has been converted into a new Airbus A319 fleet. ATLANTIC AIRWAYS has implemented the PFB™ Paperless Flight Bag software in the iPad version initially as a Class I-b solution, with expected upgrade to Class II-b (Mounted units) solution as the next future step.
“The possibilities of the system are second to none and we continue to expand the PFB all the time. The flexibility of IFS, makes it easy to customize the PFB to make it an integrated part of the flight deck and the pilots working tool.”, Mr. Jakob Evald, EFB Administrator said.
The EFB modules implemented and certified by Danish CAA are Document Management & Library Module, a fully customized Voyage/Journey log reporting module (Pre-flight and Post-flight reporting) with electronic sign-off, eReporting module, Weight & Balance/eLoadsheet module with electronic sign-off, Take-Off Performance module based on Navtech data integration and Landing Performance module OFF-line, Electronic Flight Planning with full CrewBriefing and eOFP for eFuel, eTime checks and eNote functionality, ATC Note Taker module for finger/stylus registration of ATC clearances, ATIS and notes.
“IFS is proud to work closely together with a unique airline operator like ATLANTIC AIRWAYS, since given their complex operational environment at their Vagar base in the Faroe Islands their quality requirements and attention to details are second to none. With the data integration between the PFB™ Back-Office engine and various back-end systems such as their maintenance system ATLANTIC AIRWAYS is one giant step ahead on the road towards a completely paperless cockpit and paperless ground operation” says Jens Pisarski, COO of IFS.
ABOUT ATLANTIC AIRWAYS
Atlantic Airways was established in 1987 and has grown from a small company with one aircraft and limited capabilities to a company, which operates a modern Airbus fleet as well as helicopters. Our mission is to transport people and cargo by air with the Faroe Islands as our cornerstone. Our vision is to enable the Faroese people to travel the world, providing the best possible service and to remain the preferred airline carrier in the Faroe Islands.
IFS – International Flight Support is an innovative and experienced supplier of iPad and Windows 7/8 based EFB Platform solutions aimed exclusively at the aviation industry. The company was founded in 2001 and has a full decade of operational experience providing in-cockpit calculation solutions to airlines, business aircraft operators and military users. The PFB™ Paperless flight Bag software solution defines a new standard for high quality modular EFB architecture. It was built to achieve complete data integration to any back-end software systems used by the operator while offering a unique degree of customization options that reflects each operator’s preferences.