Enhancing the modern flight deck
According to international air law, an aircraft has to carry all the airport, approach, departure and airway charts for the area in which the airline operates, along with other manuals relating to aircraft operations.
For a large international airline this can amount to a huge and subsequently heavy amount of paper. The number one enemy in aviation is weight, so what's the solution? It's the EFB, or Electronic Flight Bag.
Over recent years, EFBs have have started to revolutionise airline flightdecks, with substantially less paperwork and and increased ease of use. An airline pilot can now select the plates he or she requires for the flight and easily flick through them for maximum efficiency during high workload parts of the flight, such as take-off and landing.
At Virtual Aviation we made the decision to adopt this technology for our students by installing two iPad Air tablets in the cockpit of our Boeing 737-800 simulator, each running a commercial version of Jeppesen FliteDeck, the market-leading navigation product for airlines using EFBs.
The iPad-based EFBs are secured with the Ram® EFB Mount, which has been specially designed for airline use and has already been adopted by a number of major airlines such as Delta and American Airlines.
With the adjustable Ram® Mount, the EFBs are held firmly in place, but the tablets can be quickly and easily released from the mount for handheld use.
All students have access to these iPads in flight to enhance their training and to make the transition into the modern flight deck even more seamless.
No matter what course you run with us, be it our AirlineReady™ MCC+JOC or preparation for an upcoming interview with our Simulator Assessment Preparation you'll get full access to SIDs, STARs, approaches and airport charts right at your fingertips with the latest in flightdeck management.