ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 28 Aug. 2009.Jeppesen officials signed a three-year electronic flight bag (EFB) agreement with Turkish Airlines to provide electronic charts and data, plus distribution and management services for the airline's fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.
The agreement implements Jeppesen class 3 EFB services that include airport moving map and charting data.
"The implementation of the class 3 EFB services is an exciting and important step for our airline," says Atilla Turker, senior vice president of operational coordination at Turkish Airlines. "With Jeppesen's EFB solution, we have established an optimized and certified system to deliver and manage electronic charting and airport moving map data to the cockpit, and our pilots continue to access the high quality charting information they already use in paper format."
"Turkish Airlines is a leading airline and an innovative business partner of Jeppesen. We appreciate the opportunity to provide the most advanced electronic flight bag solution on the market to Turkish Airlines, enabling bottom-line operational improvements," says Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, aviation. "We are excited to help the industry continue to move away from paper charts by providing digital EFB data directly to the flight deck."
Prior to the new service agreement, Jeppesen previously partnered with Turkish Airlines to provide charting services, including e-Link, flight planning, and NavData products. Turkish Airlines also is using the Jeppesen products Carmen Crew Rostering and Carmen Crew Pairing.
Turkish Airlines is based in Istanbul and operates in more than 120 international destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa, including more than 30 locations in Turkey.