HAI Convention News

Appareo, CHC Develop EFB iPad App

 - February 12, 2012, 7:45 AM

Appareo and CHC Helicopter are developing an electronic flight bag (EFB) app for the iPad. The app will help standardize CHC’s flight operations around the world, shorten accounts receivable cycles, provide more complete information for crew scheduling and maintenance and eliminate inflight paperwork. It will also provide flight crews with tools for routing, fuel planning and weight-and-balance calculations.

CHC views partnering with Appareo as yet another way to standardize our safety procedures in the day-to-day operation of our aircraft,” said CHC’s Paul King. “Our business is increasingly data-driven, so the EFB app is a natural step forward in improving and streamlining our operation. By automating the information in and out of our aircraft, the logistics of flight planning, in-flight operations, accurate customer billing and planning maintenance activities are greatly simplified, something of great value in today’s competitive marketplace.”

Appareo also views the project as positive. “Although Appareo is known primarily for flight data monitoring, the app project taps our considerable software development expertise,” said Barry Batcheller, Appareo president and CEO. The app is expected to be developed by year-end. CHC is deploying more than 500 iPads globally to be used for flight-related activities including crew training and flight operations. Representatives are on hand to discuss the app at Appareo’s Heli-Expo booth (No. 7834).