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Executive AirShare moves to paperless cockpit

Executive AirShare pilot John Carrier with the company’s newly certified electronic flight bag, housed on an iPad Mini.
Executive AirShare pilot John Carrier with the company’s newly certified electronic flight bag, housed on an iPad Mini. Courtesy photo

Executive AirShare said its pilots have moved to the use of an Apple iPad Mini in the cockpit, eliminating more than 30,000 sheets of paper charts each month.

The move to the paperless cockpit includes the use of Jeppesen’s Mobile Fight Deck app on the iPad, which the fractional aircraft operator said increases accuracy and timeliness of flight data.

The Kansas City, Mo.-based company worked with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wichita Flight Standards District Office to gain authorization for the move.

“Gaining the paperless cockpit authority is great achievement for Executive AirShare,” said Executive AirShare operations director Brian Jewell said in a news release. “The continued development of the EFB program, which will integrate even more company systems and processes, will help our pilots be more efficient while helping us cut costs and reduce our environmental footprint at the same time.”

Executive AirShare has fractional aircraft shareholders in Kansas City, Mo., Wichita, Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Buffalo, N.Y.

It also has a base at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.

Its fractional fleet comprises Learjet 45XR, Embraer Phenom 100 and 300, and Cessna Citation CJ2 Plus business jets as well as Beechcraft King Air 350 and C90B twin turboprops.

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