Cock­pit iPad for Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo Air­line is in­tro­duc­ing an iPad-based Elec­tronic Flight Bag (EFB) packed with nav­i­ga­tion maps and op­er­at­ing man­u­als for cock­pit use by the pi­lots.

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Next-gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy en­ters the cock­pits at Lufthansa Cargo. Lufthansa’s cargo air­line has de­vel­oped the 500-gram iPad into a new ‘Elec­tronic Flight Bag’ (EFB).

“The iPad is the ideal ba­sis for mod­ern com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the pi­lots and dig­i­tal pro­cesses in the cock­pit,” com­mented Wolf­gang Rae­biger, Di­rec­tor of Flight Op­er­a­tions at Lufthansa Cargo.

The re­moval of dock­ing sta­tions and thick ca­bling re­duces weight, which means less kerosene will be used per flight and saves en­vi­ron­ment.

‘Safety first’ of course re­mains the high­est pri­or­ity with the in­tro­duc­tion of the new EFBs. “Al­ready to­day we can guar­an­tee that the iPad will pro­vide the same func­tion­al­i­ties as our cur­rent gen­er­a­tion of lap­top EFBs. By that we lay the foun­da­tion for the in­te­gra­tion of fu­ture tech­nolo­gies,” Rae­biger added.

The lat­est iPad gen­er­a­tion will be rolled out at the end of the year and Lufthansa Cargo’s air­craft will be retro­fit­ted start­ing from the New Year, de­pend­ing on de­liv­ery times and ser­vice lay­overs.

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