Complete Shift to Electronic Flight Bags(EFBs) in cockpit

The first Japanese airline to fully adopt EFBs*1 for its entire fleet

20th Jun 2017

Complete Shift to Electronic Flight Bags(EFBs) in cockpit

Improving flight quality with consideration for the environment

・ The first Japanese airline to fully adopt EFBs*1 for its entire fleet
・ Improved accuracy for calculations for operation performance by computer
・ Improving fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions by eliminating the use of manals to reduce weight of aircraft

Osaka 20 June, 2017 - Peach Aviation Limited (“Peach”; Representative Director and CEO: Shinichi Inoue) has completed its operational evaluation between June 2016 to January 2017 for Electronic Flight Bags (“EFBs*1) and obtained approval from the aviation authorities for their full adoptation. As of today, it will eliminate printed manuals used by flight crew aboard flights and shift to digital (data).

Peach will leverage EFBs that use tablet computer to digitalize printed manuals and other text used in the cockpit, which will enable (its flight crew) to share information on changes in manuals promptly on their tablets, as well as conduct computer calculations on aircraft performance during takeoff and landing to optimize operational efficiency.

The elimination of printed manuals will contribute an approximately 21 kg reduction in the weight of aircraft, improving yearly fuel efficiency by an estimated 62,000 pounds (about 180 drums) of fuel and reducing approximately 90 tons in CO2 emissions.

As a first mover in the Japanese aviation industry, Peach will continue to introduce state-of-the-art technology and aim for safer, higher quality operations.

*1 EFB: A generic term for apps and electronic terminals that digitalize manuals for flight crew.
About Peach (
Peach began its services in March 2012 with Kansai Airport as its hub. It established Naha Airport as a secondary hub in July 2014 and began servicing Haneda Airport in August 2015. More than 13,000 passengers currently fly Peach each day as it operates more than 90 daily flights, servicing 12 domestic and 13 international routes with its 18 aircraft. Peach is planning to set up a hub at Sendai Airport in September 2017 and at Shin-Chitose Airport in FY 2018.

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