Flybe selects Jeppesen for critical flight services
Flybe has signed with Jeppesen for a broad complement of services including flight planning, charts and Airside Services – a Jeppesen development which helps airlines transition from paper to electronic systems by reducing paper dependency.
With Airside Services, manuals are assigned to the aircraft rather than individual crew members. Jeppesen manages the amendment process for charts and other documentation and delivers revised manuals directly to the aircraft cockpit.
After a successful 12-week deployment of Jeppesen’s flight planning solution, JetPlanner, in spring 2008, Flybe has now opted to extend its relationship with Jeppesen to include charts and Airside Services.
“Having looked at all the available solutions, we opted for the Jeppesen JetPlanner flight planning solution and, to maximise on the system’s integration ability, have followed this with charts managed through Jeppesen Airside Services. We see this as the best option in order to maintain our ability to respond rapidly to market opportunities and any future transition to flight deck EFB solutions,” said John Palmer, Flybe's director of aircraft operations.
“We have built a reputation for rapidly responding to market opportunities, which in turn has meant a complete overhaul of our flight planning and chart requirements, with the aim of controlling costs, reducing delays and ensuring our passengers experience an affordable, quality, on-time service,” added Palmer. “Jeppesen provides us with the best service and capabilities for our needs.”