Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has agreed to a new five-year service contract with Air Baltic, the flagship carrier of Latvia. The agreement includes both digital Jeppesen charts and navigation services and several crew solutions that use data analytics to optimize planning and decision making, based on real-time factors.
"We are pleased to start cooperation with Jeppesen, which is well known for the quality of its service in the navigation and crew management arenas," said Alla Struchina, Flight Support manager, Air Baltic Corporation. "Jeppesen combines the best coverage with high information accuracy, which are of paramount importance for flight operations. We look forward to benefiting from it. Their digital charting solution will allow us to eliminate paper charts from aircraft, reduce fuel consumption and optimize flight preparations."
Air Baltic will continue their digital transformation through integration of electronic Jeppesen charts, airport obstacle databases and flight management system (FMS) navigation databases for their Boeing 737 fleet. For more efficient crew operations, the airline will put Jeppesen Crew Pairing, Rostering and Boeing Alertness Model services into operation.
"Using both digital navigation and crew management services, Air Baltic will benefit in two key areas of flight operations to reduce costs and increase efficiency," said Norman Wagner, director, Strategic Sales & Services, Commercial Aviation Europe. "Through the analysis of crew data, Air Baltic will be able to make more informed decisions to maximize use of resources, recover from unexpected changes and ensure duty times and rest periods are properly managed."
Jeppesen crew management solutions employ modeling and simulation to reveal insights that lead to better decision-making and actions. Jeppesen Crew Pairing simplifies the complex process of creating efficient fleet-wide crew pair assignments, while Crew Rostering connects bidding and planning operations that consider crew member preferences while creating advance rosters in a single view format. Boeing Alertness Model tools use scientific principles to guide fatigue risk management and alertness of crew members.
Date: Feb 23, 2017