And the 500th IPAD EFB solution goes to.......InselAir!

Thursday 9 July 2015

Fokker Services, a business line of Fokker Technologies, recently delivered the 500th EFB solution to InselAir. In 2012 Fokker Services launched the Electronic Flight Bag solution (EFB) to the aviation world, which now has reached the impressive number of more than 500 aircraft flying with this EFB solution on more than 15 different aircraft types in more than 20 different countries.

In 2014 InselAir International started to improve its former fleet composed out of MD80s and Fokker50s with Fokker70s and additional Fokker50 aircraft. As part of an overall fleet improvement plan, InselAir will now equip all of its ten Fokker aircraft with the EFB solution for iPad® and the Photo Luminescent Escape Path marking SafTGlo®.

An EFB is a physical device containing hardware and software that carries flight documentation. The EFB is used by the flight crew on the flight deck during their duties. Fokker’s EFB solution for iPad® is EASA certified (Class 2 Type B) and requires no expensive ICT infrastructure. Easy installation ensures aircraft can be converted with very limited downtime at a cost that is incomparable to anything else on the market. This modification installs full provisions for the installation of two iPads® in the cockpit including power supply by means of a DC to DC converter.

Heino van der Laan, Vice President Marketing & Sales for Fokker Services: “We are proud that Insel Air, one of the key airlines in the Caribbean region, selected our iPad® EFB solution to upgrade their Fokker fleet. This is actually an important milestone to celebrate as our iPad® for EFB solutions is now installed in more than 500 aircraft world-wide. Our order book is still growing which proves that operators continue to recognize the added value of our product and service portfolio for their Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, Fokker and Embraer aircraft”.

Albert Kluyver, Chief Executive Officer for InselAir: "We have significantly expanded our  Fokker 50 and Fokker 70 fleet over the last year becoming now the second largest Airline Group in the Caribbean. The Fokker aircraft are great aircraft and perfectly fitting our needs. This Electronic Flight Bag solution using the iPad is a perfect add-on, efficient for our pilots and easy to install.”
Note: iPad® is a trademark of Apple, Inc, registered in the US and other countries. 

About Fokker Services
Fokker Services is a business line of Fokker Technologies. Fokker Technologies is a leading global aerospace specialist that develops and manufactures highly engineered advanced aircraft systems and components to aircraft manufacturers and provides integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and operators. The company was founded in 1919. Headquartered in Papendrecht, the Netherlands, Fokker Technologies operates facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, USA, China, India and Singapore, and employs approximately 4,900 people. For the year ended 31 December 2014, reported revenue and profit before tax were €758 million and €4.1 million respectively.

About InselAir
Since 2006 InselAir has grown to be one of the best airlines in providing international flexible connectivity to North and South America as well as the Caribbean region. Due to frequent flights and a very short flight time between InselAir’s hubs in Curacao and in Aruba, in combination with its extensive network of 23 destinations, InselAir provide passengers great connectivity within the Pan-American region. InselAir’s interline partnerships (which include, amongst others, Air Berlin, KLM/Air France, Winair, Avianca and GOL) and code shares (KLM/Air France) adds further value to this connectivity, allowing its passengers to connect throughout the world. InselAir is the largest Caribbean-based airline and expects to carry 1.4 million passengers this year (2015), employs around 650 people, offers approximately 52 daily flights to 23 destinations and plans to grow to 27 destinations in 2015. InselAir’s fleet consist of in total 18 aircraft (7x McDonnell Douglas, 3x Fokker 70, 7x Fokker 50 and 2x Embraer Bandeirante) and is adding more aircraft to its fleet in 2015/2016.  

For more information, please contact:
Fokker Services B.V., P.O. Box 1357 2130 EL Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Pauline van Niekerken,  pauline.vanniekerken@fokker.com
Phone +31 886 280 299