Flexjet secures authorisation for iPad2


The FAA has authorised Flexjet to use iPad2 as paperless cockpit solution.

Flexjet has received conditional authorisation from the Federal Aviation Administration for the use of Apple iPads as Electronic Flight Bags for fractional flights conducted under 14 CFR 91, Subpart K. The Phase 5 authorisation comes after six months of validation testing of the device across Flexjet’s fleet of aircraft and acceptance of its standard operating procedures. The company’s complete transition from paper to electronic navigational charts is planned for January 2013.

“The FAA validation test was critical to the success of Flexjet’s Electronic Flight Bag program, and we are quite pleased with the results collected during the test period,” said Thomas Cantabene, chief pilot, Flexjet.

“Flexjet’s interest in Electronic Flight Bags extends beyond the use of just navigational charts in flight,” added Deanna White, president, Flexjet. “Looking to the future, our ultimate goal is to integrate a number of aspects of our offering into the device to increase productivity and eliminate costs, while improving on the already stellar customer service for which we are known.”