Jet Airways to issue iPads to all pilots across its Boeing 737 fleet

Digital format will allow pilots to quickly access key flight information and aircraft parameters

Mumbai, 2016-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline will provide pilots across its Boeing 737 fleet with iPads loaded with applications to do performance calculations, view en-route and terminal charts, refer documents and checklists in digital format, thus reducing the paper in the cockpit.

Jet Airways will thus become one of the first airlines in India to issue iPads to all its pilots across its Boeing 737 fleet, having received clearance from the DGCA.

The airline had already made the move to a ‘less paper’ cockpit from 2007 onwards. Its B777-300ER aircraft are fitted with an ‘Electronic Flight Bag,’ which contains all the route maps, charts, aircraft manuals and associated paperwork in a digital format.

The introduction of the iPad on the airline’s B737 fleet, however, will make it even more convenient for pilots to access key flight information, and in greater detail than ever before.

The airline has already trained 500 crew to operate the iPad as part of the first phase of the switch, with the rest to make the transition in a systematic manner over the next six to eight months.

Capt. Nikhil Ved, Sr. Vice President, Operations, Jet Airways, said, “At Jet Airways, we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of innovation. That extends as much to the Flight Deck, as it does to guest-focused initiatives. With the introduction of the iPad, we’re giving our pilots the tools to operate the aircraft more efficiently, safely and sustainably, all of which add up towards ensuring an even more exceptional flying experience for our guests.”

The iPads will come pre-loaded with documents and performance charts that pilots normally have to fill out as well as an on-board performance tool allowing them to gauge the aircraft’s operating parameters with extreme accuracy.

Pilots, for instance, will be able to precisely calculate the level of thrust required to take off, reducing engine wear and tear. The iPad will have capabilities to offer up a precise calculation of the payload an aircraft is carrying, allowing crew to maximize the aircraft’s payload capacity. Based on this success, the remaining fleet of Jet Airways would also be covered with iPads as Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) in a planned manner.

About Jet Airways
Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline which operates flights to 67 destinations, including India and overseas. Jet Airways’ robust domestic India network spans the length and breadth of the country covering metro cities, state capitals and emerging destinations. Beyond India, Jet Airways operates flights to key international destinations in South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America. The Jet Airways Group currently operates a fleet of 117 aircraft, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200 / 300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500 / 600s. With an average age of 7.33 years, this is one of the youngest fleets in the region.

Jet Airways, together with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, and NIKI, participates in Etihad Airways Partners. Etihad Airways is part of the Etihad Aviation Group, which also holds minority investments in each of these airlines.

Media Contacts
Mr. Manish Kalghatgi,
Vice President
Corporate Communications
Jet Airways (India) Ltd. Siroya Centre, Sahar Airport Road,
Andheri East, Mumbai 400 099

Ms. Srirupa Sen
Manager, Corporate Communications
Jet Airways (India) Ltd.
Siroya Centre, Sahar Airport Road,
Andheri East
Mumbai 400 099

SOURCE: Jet Airways (India) Ltd.