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TechPubs (www.techpubsglobal.com) presented at PlanetPTC in Orlando, June 2012. The presentation covers basics of in-cockpit EFB using iPads and other devices, and cites Etihad and JetBlue's ...

TechPubs (www.techpubsglobal.com) presented at PlanetPTC in Orlando, June 2012. The presentation covers basics of in-cockpit EFB using iPads and other devices, and cites Etihad and JetBlue's experiences in this area.

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TechPubs at PlanetPTC June 2012 TechPubs at PlanetPTC June 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • iPad on the Flight Deck: An Industry Re-ImaginesContent Management for the Cockpit TechPubs Global JetBlue Airways
  • Nate JacksonIntroduction VP, TechPubsEFB and Technical Publications: Pete RussoThe Pilot’s Perspective JetBlue AirwaysEtihad and TechPubs Global Nate Jackson
  • Import Distribute Central PublicationsManufactures Management Tablets PlatformOperators LegacyRegulators Paper
  • Import and Compare Revision Management Change PackagingApplicability ManagementCompliance Management Interactive ViewingPTC
  • EFB & Technical Publications Management:A Pilot’s Perspective Captain Pete Russo JetBlue Airways
  • My Office: Airbus-320Electronic DisplaysGradual takeover since1985Weight, reliability,informationCurrent dataLeft behind: manuals,charts, mapsPilots clamor for the HolyGrail: EFB Pilots love technology!
  • JetBlue: EFB Pioneering Since 2000EFB, paperless cockpit, since startupCompany issues, maintains pilot laptops • FAA: It’s a Class 1 EFBLaptop official contents • Many pilot-support programs • Pilots can add personal docs, programs but company retains admin rightsLaptops updated before each flight sequence, via wire or wirelessTablets under evaluation • iPad is the current favorite.Bottom line, pubs system first, then portal
  • Airlines are Quality-Centric• Silo-organized, but act as one• Philosophy, policy, TP Mission procedures…practice • Organize the pubs• Each decision, on every flight must • Enable EFB be correct• Information must be current and reachable, under pressure, distraction
  • Benefits of EFB (and EGB) Other apps: (mail, updates, schedules, manuals,Portability Accuracy and Airline staffing Crewmember weather, flightand weight applicability of in pubs and links to planning, reduction information distribution company aircraft performance, weight and balance, training, etc.) Class 1 • Portable, cheapest, and easiest to get approved Class 2 • Mountable Class 3 • Built with the plane, most expensive
  • State of the Industry • Pioneer, JetBlue: Paperless, laptops, .pdf • TP early customers: FlightPubs, investigating hardware solutions • Built-in screens on new Boeing, Airbus (Class 3 EFBs) • FAA senior management on board • International and national audit agencies • Global customer base is huge, vast opportunities ahead
  • Etihad Airways: A Major Middle Eastern CarrierTackles Content Management Nate Jackson TechPubs Global
  • The Etihad Story• Flag carrier of United Arab Emirates• Founded in 2003 with 6 aircraft and less than 2,000 employees• Today nearing 70 aircraft and 8,000 employees• Considered the fast growing airline in commercial aviation history • Largest aircraft order in commercial aviation history (2008) for up to 205 aircraft
  • The Etihad Challenge Rapid Growth Infrastructure Mixed Fleet Challenges Paperless No Change to Initiatives Headcount
  • FlightPubs Suite TechRevManager TechAuthor TechPublisher TechEFB FlightComply PTC Arbortext Publishing Windchill Editor Engine
  • Questions? Nate Jackson: nate.jackson@techpubsglobal.com Pete Russo: prusso456@gmail.com