Another US fractional-ownership operator has decided to equip its aircraft with electronic flight bags (EFB), with Pilatus PC-12 operator Alpha Flying selecting Flight Deck Resources (FDR) to automate delivery of operational data across its fleet.

Irvine, California-based FDR will provide Class 2 EFBs, a ground update system and a suite of software applications to Alpha Flying, which operates PC-12s under its PlaneSense fractional programme.

Featured applications include the FliView electronic document and chart reader.

Fractional Flight Options was one of the first operators to outfit its entire fleet with EFBs in mid-2000, and earlier this year NetJets signed a 10-year contract with Rockwell Collins for a fleet-wide information management system, including the installation of dual Class 2 EFBs across its fleet.

EFBs are being introduced to enable the electronic distribution of documents and updating of databases, as well as automating the reporting of trip information and allowing crews to view charts, manual and graphical weather. Bombardier Flexjet, the other major US fractional, says it has not yet installed EFBs in its aircraft.

Source: Flight International