Charting and EFB contract signed by Jeppesen and Etihad Airways

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 26 Feb. 2011. Jeppesen and Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, have agreed to a long term service contract that will provide the airline with paper and electronic charting and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) applications to establish an integrated flight operations solution.

Feb 26th, 2011

Posted by John McHale
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 26 Feb. 2011. Jeppesen and Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, have agreed to a long term service contract that will provide the airline with paper and electronic charting and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) applications to establish an integrated flight operations solution.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad will receive Jeppesen's charting navigation solutions through the agreement, which includes paper charting and access to Jeppesen eLink Online which provides web-based updated electronic terminal charts, documentation, and other vital flight information.
"As an expanding global commercial carrier, we recognize the immediate and long-term value of the charting solutions," says Capt. Richard Hill, Etihad Airways chief operations officer. "By increasing situational awareness, reducing pilot workload, and improving critical data flow, we anticipate that the information solutions provided will help us achieve greater operational efficiency and reduce overall costs."
"Jeppesen helps airlines transition from paper to digital flight information solutions and our new agreement with Etihad Airways provides future EFB solutions that reduce pilot workload and increase information and data flow efficiency," says Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. "As Etihad Airways continues to grow its international operations, we will work with them to provide data solutions that best meets their needs and the demands of an evolving commercial marketplace."
Etihad Airways operates a fleet of 57 commercial aircraft and operates more than 1,000 flights weekly. It serves an international network of 66 destinations in 42 countries.

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