Bombardier today pushed the concept of the paperless cockpit to a whole new level with the introduction of the Bombardier Flight Deck app, an advanced document management solution that allows pilots of its business jets to carry and manage their critical flight information on an Apple iPad®.
The Bombardier Flight Deck app substantially lightens the burden of paperwork for pilots by providing an electronic flight manual capable of automatically receiving updates by Bombardier. Updates to all Bombardier flight manual revisions, including temporary revisions, are received and implemented at the push of a button. The system uses advanced encryption technology, thereby ensuring the necessary FAA, EASA and Transport Canada audit trail for paperless operations. In addition, the application provides the unique ability for flight departments to independently manage and distribute their own documentation to any Bombardier flight deck enabled iPad in their fleet.
“This is a major step up for our business aircraft pilots and operators. Not only will the Bombardier Flight Deck app make it easier and more efficient to keep critical documentation up-to-date, it will significantly improve operational safety and regulatory compliance,” said Andy Nureddin, Vice President, Customer Services & Support, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are continually pushing the envelope on technology innovation to provide our operators with cutting-edge aftermarket solutions.”
Bombardier test pilots, together with the Bombardier business aircraft technical publications team, tested and refined the functionality over the past year, in order to develop a valuable and efficient tool for flight departments.
The Bombardier Flight Deck app is part of the company’s ongoing drive to leverage tools such as iPads to provide flight crews with a paperless cockpit environment. Bombardier has several iPad applications in various stages of development as part of a broader focus on providing customers with solutions that meet their mobile technology needs.
The Bombardier Flight Deck app is offered via subscription license through the Bombardier technical publications team and will be available to Challenger and Global aircraft operators starting in June 2012, followed by Learjet aircraft operators later in the year.
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: May 13, 2012