Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) MET applications in development
HKO News Bulletin for the Aviation Community (37th Issue)
Moving towards paperless cockpit is an inevitable trend in aviation industry. To keep abreast of the latest development, the Observatory is collaborating with a major airline in Hong Kong to develop EFB MET applications. The first application to be launched will be on iOS platform.
The App provides the latest weather information along the flight trajectory on an easy-to-manipulate user interface for pilots. Based on the latest information exchange technologies and standards in alignment with the industry’s Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) methodology, the App aims at ensuring safe, economical and efficient aircraft operations as pursued by Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP).
The App will be launched by the end of this year. Further collaboration from other interested airlines is most welcomed.