Aircraft IT Logo

Skip Navigation Links
November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 March 2018 February 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 May 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 August 2010

airBaltic Pilots Go Green With iPads

08/07/2014

airBaltic
Connect with Aircraft IT
Sign up to the Aircraft IT twitter feed for all the aviation industry's latest IT related news
Click here to learn about free Membership to Aircraft IT





Riga
. Latvian airline, airBaltic, has introduced Apple iPads into the pilot’s cockpit as a modernization investment, which will provide operational efficiency and will lead to savings on paper and fuel consumption.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of
airBaltic: “airBaltic has introduced iPads to pilots, to replace their heavy flight bags, containing paper flight details, manuals, navigation and reference material. This will save about 2 million pages of paper every year, when the project is rolled out completely.”

Pilots carry between 10-15 kg of flight details, manuals and reference material in their flight bags. Replacing these with an iPad (so-called electronic flight bag) reduces the burden to just 0.7 kg and the weight reduction saves on fuel. It also means that less space is taken up by paper in the cramped cockpit environment, updating and modifying the reference material is more efficient, and smoother procedures help
airBaltic to further improve its industry-leading punctuality record.

Pauls Cālītis, Senior Vice President Flight Operations: “The electronic flight bag is yet another green initiative that we at
airBaltic are undertaking to continue with innovations in our operations and service. We are proud that airBaltic continues to be a leader by being the first airline in the region to modernize their pilots’ work processes with the electronic flight bag”.

As announced earlier,
airBaltic last year launched its AMBER project that helped airBaltic to become the first European airline operating green turboprop flights.

airBaltic photos: http://www.airbaltic.com/public/downloads.html

airBaltic in brief:

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 99.8% of the stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 25 aircraft - five Boeing 737-500s, eight Boeing 737-300s and twelve Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from its hub in Riga, Latvia. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 - a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising the achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations.

For further information, please contact:

Janis Vanags, Vice President Corporate Communications
A/S Air Baltic Corporation
Riga International Airport
LV-1053 Riga, Latvia
Tel. (+371) 6720 7726
E-mail: janis.vanags@airBaltic.lv