Eclipse operator gets Part 135 paperless cockpit approval
Eclipse Aerospace has announced
that North American Jet Charter Group (NAJ), the largest operator of the
Eclipse Jet in North America, has recently
been approved for a paperless cockpit on Part 135 flights. The iPad will now
become an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) for all NAJ operated Eclipse Jets.
This approval gives pilots
the option to use Foreflight or Jeppesen en route and approach charts as well
as paperless versions of General Operating Manuals and Minimum Equipment Lists
– all stored and referenced through the iPad interface.
Already certified for single
pilot Part 135 operations, NAJ takes maximum advantage of the advanced
technology provided by the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet. Pilots utilise the Eclipse
Integrated Flight Management System for primary display, systems management,
and flight management operations. The new Eclipse EFB iPad solution provides
for a robust and paperless secondary backup device for flight management and
navigation guidance, in addition to saving over 35 pounds of paper per
“Full utilisation and
appreciation of the technology provided by the Eclipse Jet results in improving
situational awareness in all aspects of flight, which in turn reduces pilot
workload, creates additional layers of safety, and increases efficiency,”
states Mason Holland, Eclipse chief executive and chairman.