Norwegian Air Shuttle is known as an innovator that perpetually focuses on ways to make flying as safe as possible while simplifying processes for maximum efficiency and sustainability. The company’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) program dates to 2009, when few vendors were supplying devices that could survive the rigors of the cockpit. The airline carefully evaluates devices during its regular device refresh cycles every three to four years, searching for one that checks every item on its requirements list. Connectivity has always been a top consideration, and the toughest one to satisfy, but Norwegian Air recently found exactly what it was looking for in Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.
Low-cost airline soars by using Surface Pro with LTE Advanced as Electronic Flight Bag
Based in Oslo, Norway, award-winning Norwegian Air Shuttle is Europe’s principle low-cost carrier and the largest airline in Scandinavia. The airline’s pilots who once lived by the hard copy documentation that filled substantial flight brief cases now use tablet devices as Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). As a global airline, Norwegian must provide uninterrupted communications between those EFB devices and airports in countries that have varying telecommunications standards. When the airline needed to update the devices it uses as EFBs, it found that the device best suited to the changeable cockpit environment also answers its telecommunication needs—the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced.
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