Gulf Air Takes Flight with Tablets

Gulf Air Takes Flight with TabletsIt’s a move we’ve seen elsewhere in the friendly skies.

Analogous to the efforts undertaken by major airlines across the United States and world, Gulf Air – the official air carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain – is similarly making the switch to a tablet-based electronic flight bag system for pilots.

Gulf Air consistently strives towards implementing the latest technological advancements in the aviation sector and, in its continuous efforts to remain at the forefront of new trends, has embarked upon an Electronic Flight Bag project that should eliminate the need for heavy paper-based manuals, provide easier and faster access to data while significantly enhancing the national carrier’s operations and services.

The program was given a green light following the airline’s collaboration with telecommunications provider VIVA Bahrain. As the program progresses, the airline will acquire 355 iPads.

“We are proud of our existing strategic relationship with VIVA Bahrain and pleased to extend this partnership to include the provision of iPad devices as part of Gulf Air’s Electronic Flight Bag project,” says Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer, Maher Salman AlMusallam. “This is an essential component of our ongoing commitment to all new technology that provides integrated solutions for managing information in the air and on the ground.”

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