February 23, 2017

Jeppesen to Optimize Air Baltic Crew and Navigation Operations

Data analytics based crew services to enhance operational efficiency and better decisions

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has agreed to a new five-year service contract with Air Baltic, the flagship carrier of Latvia.  The agreement includes both digital Jeppesen charts and navigation services and several crew solutions that use data analytics to optimize planning and decision making, based on real-time factors.

“We are pleased to start cooperation with Jeppesen, which is well known for the quality of its service in the navigation and crew management arenas,” said Alla Struchina, Flight Support manager, Air Baltic Corporation. “Jeppesen combines the best coverage with high information accuracy, which are of paramount importance for flight operations.  We look forward to benefiting from it. Their digital charting solution will allow us to eliminate paper charts from aircraft, reduce fuel consumption and optimize flight preparations.”

Air Baltic will continue their digital transformation through integration of electronic Jeppesen charts, airport obstacle databases and flight management system (FMS) navigation databases for their Boeing 737 fleet.  For more efficient crew operations, the airline will put Jeppesen Crew Pairing, Rostering and Boeing Alertness Model services into operation.

“Using both digital navigation and crew management services, Air Baltic will benefit in two key areas of flight operations to reduce costs and increase efficiency,” said Norman Wagner, director, Strategic Sales & Services, Commercial Aviation Europe. “Through the analysis of crew data, Air Baltic will be able to make more informed decisions to maximize use of resources, recover from unexpected changes and ensure duty times and rest periods are properly managed.”

Jeppesen crew management solutions employ modeling and simulation to reveal insights that lead to better decision-making and actions. Jeppesen Crew Pairing simplifies the complex process of creating efficient fleet-wide crew pair assignments, while Crew Rostering connects bidding and planning operations that consider crew member preferences while creating advance rosters in a single view format. Boeing Alertness Model tools use scientific principles to guide fatigue risk management and alertness of crew members.

For more information on Jeppesen crew and fleet management services, please visit www.jeppesen.com/crew.  For further detail on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.

For more information on the regional and international destinations served by Air Baltic, please see www.airbaltic.com.

About Jeppesen
For more than 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization 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. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of support and services solutions, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.

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