Iberia: iPads to replace all paper flight documents?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Spanish airline Iberia wants to replace all paper documents by digital documents on iPads. The iPads would allow the cabin crew, as well as the pilots, to coordinate work processes more efficiently. In the aviation industry, the tablets will be referred to as Electronic Flight Bags.
Save paper and fuel
Iberia pilots can use the iPads to coordinate their work schedule and safety routines such as checking flight manuals and the mapping process. In order to improve employee performance and monitor statistical approaches, pilots and cabin crew data will be synchronised with ground control. Electronic equipment can reduce pilots' workload, as well as saving paper.
Currently, Iberia is deliberating their decision with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the authority that monitors the safety of flights and investigates whether all requirements and conditions are met.