easyJet has migrated from paper-based navigation charts to a digital system from Lufthansa Systems.
The budget airline is using the electronic Lido/eRouteManual in the cockpit for its pilots, as well as the Lido/iRouteManual and Lido/Enroute apps.
“The navigation charts are of an outstanding quality and really intuitive to use. The great user-friendliness of the electronic charts completely won us over,” said Warwick Brady, chief operating officer of easyJet.
The Lido/eRouteManual provides navigation charts for take-off and landing procedures and airport and route charts. The charts, which are updated once every two weeks, are based on the Lido navigation database and contain all important route information, including altitude and airport data. Pilots using the system also see a true-to-scale geographic information such as terrain features and rivers.
Meanwhile, easyJet uses the iRouteManual and Enroute apps to display instrument flight rules (IFR) charts on Apple iPads.
As well as being user friendly, the airline has been able to make its cockpits more efficient, as charts no longer have to be printed out and distributed to all cockpits before every flat. Instead, they can be downloaded quickly to the on-board computer or on an iPad.
easyJet started rolling out the system in April, and its cockpits have been paperless since the end of May.
Also in April, the airline revealed that it was moving 8,000 employees onto Workday's cloud HR system to support management as it expands internationally.
Budget airline operator easyJet plans to move its entire workforce onto Workday’s cloud HR system to support management as it expands its business internationally.
The British company was formed in 1998 and has since expanded rapidly through acquisitions, establishing operations across continental Europe, in Germany, France, Italy and Spain. It is the UK’s largest and Europe’s fourth largest airline, and last year flew more than 60 million passengers.