Saudi Arabian Airlines gains paperless authorization

Saudi Arabian Airlines has received authorization for paperless flight deck operations, the company said.

The airline has integrated the installed version of Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as its electronic flight bag (EFB) solution and uses a portable iPad-based EFB as a backup with its Boeing 787 aircraft. Jeppesen provided support for the airline to reach the significant operational milestone, granted by the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia.

Using FliteDeck Pro, Saudia accesses performance and flight document applications on both installed EFB and portable EFB on the ground and in the air, to enhance planning efforts and in-flight operations. With the authorization now in place, Saudia continues its progression to eliminate paper-based flight information materials in a digital operating environment.

Saudi Arabian Airlines connects travelers with international destinations across the globe, operating a fleet of aircraft, including multiple aircraft types from Boeing and Airbus.

Jeppesen delivers transformative information and solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the digital aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.