Posted by John McHale
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 20 Jan. 2011. Jeppesen agreed to a five-year charting and flight planning service renewal contract with Air Atlanta Icelandic, a provider of aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) leasing agreements for other airline operators. Jeppesen solutions provided in the agreement include tailored digital charting services, including e-Link Online and e-Link for Windows and Jetplanner services for use with the carrier's flight planning system.
Also included is the Jeppesen AirSide Service, which delivers pre-assembled, paper-based Jeppesen operational manuals, standard operating procedures, and navigational charts directly onto the aircraft prior to each flight. Air Atlanta Icelandic, is progressing from paper to digital navigation information and will use Jeppesen tailored airway manual charting services, which includes the Web-based e-Link tailored charting service, presented in a Windows operating environment.
"Air Atlanta Icelandic is preparing for a new era featuring a paperless cockpit and Jeppesen solutions help us transition from paper to digital navigation solutions," says Ketill Gunnarsson, director, Flight Support, Air Atlanta Icelandic. "A long-standing relationship with Jeppesen and their understanding of our operational model has helped us deliver tailored solutions that increase efficiency for our operator partners, as we consider future electronic flight bag (EFB) implementation with Jeppesen."
The Jetplanner program displays optimized routing options, preferred routes and airport data. Jeppesen AirSide Service eliminates the need for pilots to assemble revisions and transport paper-based navigational charts and materials, as Jeppesen manages revision filing and delivery of flight information onboard each Air Atlanta Icelandic aircraft.
"Jeppesen digital charting and navigation information delivery provides Air Atlanta Icelandic with flight-critical data that helps to streamline operations and reduce costs for their operating partners in a challenging economy," says Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation.
Air Atlanta Icelandic operates a fleet of approximately 20 cargo and passenger aircraft, featuring Boeing 747-200, 747-300, and 747-400 models as well as Airbus 300-600R aircraft.