Connected cockpit and cabin crew
Solutions that count
Digital communication and connected on-board hardware significantly improve flight safety, revenue and workflows. Enhancing the flight crew's and pilots' awareness of unpredictable events, such as bad weather conditions, and thus enabling to react to these events more quickly can be crucial. By receiving the latest reports and radar data, pilots and crew are able to make strategic decisions and choose the safest possible route. Furthermore, the crew can report any trouble with in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems (IFEC) during the flight in real time, avoiding repair delays and enabling maintenance crews to better prepare in advance.
Apart from the additional revenue potential, real-time electronic flight bags improve communications between ground and cockpit crew. With the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), we have already integrated commercial, off-the-shelf computing technology into the cockpit. When connected and online, the EFB enables the flight crew to optimize operation and reduce fuel consumption by up to two percent. This online capability and in-flight crew reporting enhance communications between cockpit, cabin and ground crews, reduce repair delays and provide engineers with detailed information on tools and spare parts.