Wideroe, a leading regional carrier of Scandinavia, recently gained authorization to operate in a paperless environment, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solutions delivered through iPad and Aviobook EFB software. Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, helped Wideroe gain the fully digital Civil Aviation Authority of Norway operational approval that is effective on Oct. 1, 2014.
Widerøe has been transitioning its flight operations over the last year, using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro. This transformation has focused on eliminating paper-based flight materials while operating with digital solutions to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs and increase situational awareness in flight
“Paperless authorization from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway allows us to complete our vision for using fully digital data solutions to meet the unique operational challenges of flying in Scandinavia,” said Helge Anonsen, Wideroe deputy director, Flight Operations and EFB administrator. “Jeppesen data has been essential for meeting our domestic and international operational needs over the years and FliteDeck Pro now provides the foundation to remove cumbersome paper-based materials and access real-time flight information with the tap of a finger.”
Elimination of paper-based materials from airline operations allows Wideroe to increase operational efficiency through reduced fuel burn from weight savings and improves pilot situational awareness related to access of critical flight data on screen. Wideroe pilots also no longer need to spend time filing paper chart revisions, which allows for more time to complete other essential preparation and operational tasks.
“We congratulate Wideroe on gaining authorization for fully digital operations, following their integration of FliteDeck Pro across their aircraft fleet,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. “Certainly, operating in Norway and Scandinavia presents difficult terrain and navigational challenges and FliteDeck Pro on iPad helps Wideroe simplify access to real-time flight information, using our unique data-driven technology.”
The airline’s use of Aviobook EFB software allows for transition of Jeppesen flight data and information between all mobile and desktop airline systems. Flight information with FliteDeck Pro is displayed per the preference of the operator, allowing for organization of data that meets actual workflow requirements of pilots.
Jeppesen provides Wideroe with tailored navigation data, an essential component of the carrier’s operation, which includes challenging terrain, short duration trips and variable weather conditions while flying in Norway.
To view the international and domestic Norwegian destinations served by Wideroe, please see www.wideroe.no. For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.