Wideroe chooses Fokker Services EFB solution for iPad for their Dash 8 fleet

Wideroe chooses Fokker Services EFB solution for iPad for their Dash 8 fleet

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, March 14th, 2012,

Fokker Services is proud to announce that Widerøe selected Fokker Services for installation of its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for iPad® modification in their entire Dash 8 fleet. Widerøe has a fleet of thirty-eight Dash 8 turboprops of -100, -200, -300 and -400 versions.

The EFB solution for iPad® is EASA certified (Class 2, type B), requires no expensive ICT infrastructure and has a power reserve of up to eight hours. Easy installation ensures aircraft can be converted with very limited downtime at a cost that is incomparable to anything else on the market.

The EFB solution for iPad® has been developed and tested with the pilot in mind. It is mobile, user friendly and most of all personal to its owner. Information can be stored, catalogued and bookmarked. The touch screen makes browsing and annotating quick and easy whilst flight plans can be studied prior to boarding. The one-click update automatically replaces outdated content with new versions via the internet thereby keeping pilots updated and informed and improving lines of communication within an organization.

Widerøe is the first customer where the iPad® will have a connection with aircraft data. A special ARINC 429 connection will be developed by Fokker Services which will enable the transfer of data like position, speed and other discretes. With this new feature, the EFB solution for iPad® Fokker Services pushes the modification to a higher level.

Widerøe’s Chief Pilot Technical Matters Mr. Erik Hauknes says: “The EFB solution for iPad® gives us the opportunity to go to a paperless cockpit of which the savings are obvious. The connection with aircraft data offers a wide range of possibilities, for example a moving map application”.

Fokker Services is really excited to have secured this order says Jan Ynse Miedema, Vice President Bombardier programs: “This is not only our first EFB solution for iPad® modification we have sold to a major Dash 8 operator, but also a next step in the developments of this modification. The ARINC 429 connection that will be introduced is the basis of a range of interesting new applications for the EFB solution for iPad®”.

About Wideroe
Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 1,400 and a turnover of NOK 2.9 billion. The company carries around 2 million passengers annually and flies to more than 40 domestic and 6 international destinations, including summer routes.
Widerøe has close to 400 take-offs and landings every day and operates more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline. Today the network consists of 60% commercial routes and 40% public services obligations routes.

About Fokker Services
Fokker Services is part of Fokker Technologies, which develops and produces advanced components and systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. In 2010 the group achieved a turnover of € 616 million with 3,700 employees.

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For more information, please contact:
Fokker Services B.V., P.O. Box 1357 2130 EL Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Jorgen Tesselaar: jorgen.tesselaar@fokker.com
Phone +31 88 628 055 www.fokkerservices.com