British Airways receives operational approval for Boeing Electronic Logbook

British Airways received operational approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority for use of Boeing’s Electronic Logbook (ELB) on their 787 Dreamliner fleet. Developed in partnership with Ultramain Systems, ELB enables unprecedented levels of communication between flight crew, cabin crew and ground-based maintenance and engineering staff, which translates into better passenger service and greater airline cost savings. ELB runs on the airplane’s Electronic Flight Bag and onboard server system to collect airplane flight data and crew-observed fault input, sharing that information with ground-based technicians and maintenance systems while the airplane is still en route. Ground crews, along with needed parts and documentation, can be stationed at the gate to perform needed maintenance as soon as the airplane lands. This enables the airline to maximize maintenance process efficiency and minimize passenger delays. “Electronic Logbook will allow faster and more detailed communication between our crews and ground teams, which will benefit our customers”, said Steve Frewin, British Airways Engineering 787 Fleet Chief. “We worked closely with Boeing and used our shared expertise and knowledge of the 787’s full technology capabilities in order to receive this approval from the CAA. This development represents our commitment to investment in technology to further improve our customers’ flying experiences.”

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