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SkyWest Airlines launches Jeppesen Airside Service to help crew

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SkyWest Airlines launches Jeppesen Airside Service to help crew

2010-11-12 08:45:41 GMT+7 (ICT)

ST. GEORGE, UTAH (BNO NEWS) -- SkyWest Airlines on Thursday announced the launch of Jeppesen Airside Service for flight crews onboard each of its 246 jet aircraft.

SkyWest will use Jeppesen Airside Service for over 1,300 daily departures that will eliminate the need for pilots to carry up to 35 pounds (15.8 kilograms) of operational manuals, standard operation procedures and navigational charts. Through the new service, the most current information is preassembled and placed on-board of the aircraft.

"This is just one of the ways SkyWest Airlines continues to invest in our professional pilots," said Chip Childs, SkyWest President and COO. "The new Airside Service will provide more efficiency, consistency and convenience for every SkyWest pilot - and underscores SkyWest's role as an industry leader in safety, efficiency and progress."

The airline received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement the new program, which is expected to bring immediate benefits to the SkyWest operation, crew members and passengers.

The new service has, according to the airline, proven to increase operational standardization and consistency, improve crew response time to irregular operations, increase environmental responsibility with fewer paper products, and even reduce injury.

The Jeppesen Airside Service program will be used first on SkyWest's fleet of 246 Bombardier-manufactured Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft and will expand to include its nearly 50 Embraer aircraft in the coming months.

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-- © BNO News All rights reserved 2010-11-12

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