MidEast Jet becomes first 777 operator to retrofit Boeing Class 3 EFB
The Saudi-based MidEast Jet – a VIP carrier and Boeing have announced that MidEast Jet becomes the first 777 operator to retrofit the Boeing Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on its Boeing 777-200 airplane. The EFB retrofit gives MidEast Jet technology advantages for safe, secure and efficient operations.
MidEast Jet is the first airline to retrofit the EFB – that is, install the technology after the aircraft has been completely manufactured.
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services will install the EFB on the 777-200ER in Germany and will redeliver to MidEast Jet in April, 2005. There are 3 777 operators flying a total of 13 airplanes with the production installed EFB at the production stage.
“The Boeing EFB delivers technology benefits in a digital format,” said David Thomas, MidEast Jet director of operations. “The addition of the EFB reduces the amount a charts, manuals and logbooks our pilots are used to carrying.
Boeing Commercial Aviation Services will install the EFB on the 777-200ER in Germany and will then redeliver to MidEast Jet.
The EFB includes an on-board performance tool that allows the pilot to instantly calculate the ideal speed and engine setting for an aircraft, in any weather condition, on any runway – or any runway intersection – with any payload.
In addition, the EFB includes the award-winning Jeppesen Airport Moving Map application, which combines high-fidelity, geo-referenced airport taxi charts and precise navigational signals to show flight crews exactly where they are on the surface of an airport. It also gives flight crews a viewer for cabin surveillance systems, helping meet new and anticipated regulatory requirements.
Boeing is offering content, applications, and services that connect all the data generated by an entire flight operation – in the air, on the ground and in the hangar – meaningful to all users: pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, operations departments and airport users – and other potential customers.