AIX2016: Royal Brunei partners on SITAONAIR EFB solution

SITAONAIR's tablet-based EFB.
SITAONAIR’s tablet-based EFB.

Royal Brunei Airlines has adopted SITAONAIR’s electronic flight bag (EFB) solution that will deliver paperless operational information to pilots on its Airbus A320-200 fleet.

The EFB will also be deployed as a backup on its Boeing 787-8 fleet.

The move to EFBs is part of Royal Brunei’s digital e-enabled aircraft transformation – having already initiated flight planning, datalink services and flight tracking in partnership with SITAONAIR.

SITAONAIR says, as a result, the integration of this digital solution to the airline’s fleet will be easily implemented.

The EFB is fully cloud-hosted, comes with full back-end integration, allows the integration of/switching to third party applications and has a pilot interface that simplifies work flows during briefings and while in flight.

SITAONAIR claims it is the market’s only EFB to include all of these features.

It adds the paperless operations are projected to deliver significant cost savings for Royal Brunei, and enable real-time operational data exchange.

EFB implementation

Initially the airline will use electronic documentation, notifications and reporting functionalities alongside the integration of electronic charts and performance calculations.

The A320 cockpit will also be fitted with a mount to enable the EFB’s use throughout the flight.

SITAONAIR will also provide 24/seven support and manage the operational approval process on behalf of the airline.

Capt Chua Hong Tad, Flight Training Manager A320 fleet, said: “Moving to EFBs offers greater flexibility for our operation. Our goal is to operate paperless and use the technology to aid communication for our crew.

“SITAONAIR’s fully-managed support, coupled with it being a cloud-hosted solution, allows us an easy and quick implementation. We look forward to being among the first airlines running a paperless operation.”

David Lavorel SITAONAIR’s CEO, added: “We are very pleased that Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) is the launch customer for our EFB Solution in Asia Pacific further cementing the RB and SITAONAIR e-aircraft and digital transformation partnership.

“We have worked very closely with RB over the last 15 months introducing Datalink Services, Flight Messenger and Flight Tracker, and now with the implementation of our EFB Solution RB will be able to further optimise their airline operation and digitise the cockpit.”

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