CommutAir replaces paper-based flight kits with electronic flight bags

United Express carrier CommutAir has announced it has begun issuing iPads to pilots to replace heavy paper-based flight kits for its cockpit crewmembers, the company said.

The implementation of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) is a part of CommutAir´s commitment to establishing modern technology infrastructure to sustain its rapid growth.

The iPads-EFBs will replace roughly 40 pounds of conventional paper-based charts and manuals while providing a digitized interface to increase situational awareness in congested airspace and airport environments.

CommutAir operates as United Express and is majority-owned by Champlain Enterprises, Inc. and 40% owned by United Airlines, Inc. CommutAir operates ~1,000 weekly flights to 30+ destinations, using the Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, from bases in Newark, NJ, and Washington-Dulles.