Paperless Cockpit to be more advantageous
April 21. 2017
Lufthansa group has finalized the decision to implement paperless cockpit in flights. The paper briefing at flights will be replaced by electronic flight folder (eFF) app. From the beginning of April, pilots are using the eFF app for briefing. Electronic flight documentation is set to be mandatory on all routes starting from 1st of May.
According to the Cockpit Information Services from the Flight Operations Procedures and Technical Division, the test phase of paperless briefing on long and short haul flights successfully completed and was feasible. Pilots receive all briefing through mobile radio or USB stick however; operational flight plan will be still delivered on paper.
The eFF is a type of software responsible for delivering flight information to the cockpit crews. The software was developed with agile as the part of eFlightOps. The software features graphical user interface making easy for crews to search relevant information.
Group leader of the Cockpit Information Services Heiko Freytag said, “The eFF improves the cooperation of the cockpit crew with a synchronization function between the various electronic flight bags.” The tool uses the aircraft avionics data and IP connectivity to the ground systems. The entire process, from the provision of the electronic briefing package to the fuel order and from checks during the flight to archiving, can now be performed electronically.