Braathens Approved for iPad EFB

 - June 4, 2013, 2:45 AM

Sweden’s Braathens Regional has received a trial approval from the Swedish Airworthiness Authority for an electronic flight bag (EFB) Class 2 system based on the iPad, the airline announced in late April.

Braathens has equipped each of its 140 pilots with an iPad as part of the EFB system and has begun modifying its fleet of 17 Saab 340s, Saab 2000s and ATR 72s with power supplies to allow both pilots to use their iPad during all phases of flight.

In the first stage of implementation, the program calls for the use of a Web Manuals Reader app to provide pilots with access to company manuals, crew bulletins and forms, both online and offline. The application also provides approach charts, performance calculations and a bespoke line check application.