Air Atlanta Icelandic mulls EFB implementation with Jeppesen

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Air Atlanta Icelandic has inked a follow-on agreement with Jeppesen for charting and flight planning services, and reveals it is considering future electronic flight bag (EFB) implementation with the firm.

The five-year deal calls for Jeppesen to provide tailored digital charting services and so-called Jetplanner services for use with the carrier's flight planning system. Also included in the agreement is Jeppesen's 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.

Financial terms have not been disclosed.

Operating a fleet of about 20 cargo and passenger aircraft, including Boeing 747s and Airbus A300-600R aircraft, Iceland-based Air Atlanta Icelandic provides aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) leasing agreements for other airline operators.

The company "is preparing for a new era featuring a paperless cockpit and Jeppesen solutions help us transition from paper to digital navigation solutions", says Air Atlanta Icelandic director, flight support, Ketill Gunnarsson.

Revealing that Air Atlanta Icelandic is mulling EFBs for its cockpits, Gunnarsson says: "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 implementation with Jeppesen."