We are excited to update you on this previous blog post.
Following Frontier’s six-month evaluation of the airline’s electronic flight bag program, we are thrilled to announce today the approval for Frontier crews to use iPads with ForeFlight Mobile, in all phases of flight. Frontier is the first Part 121 carrier to announce approval for the use of ForeFlight Mobile under FAA OpSpec A061.
Here is the full media release that was sent out this morning:
Houston, TX | October 9, 2013: ForeFlight, creator of the best selling flight planning and navigation app for pilots, and Frontier Airlines, the Denver, Colorado-based airline, announced today the approval for Frontier crews to use iPads with ForeFlight Mobile, in all phases of flight, as part of the airline’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) program. Frontier is the first Part 121 carrier to announce approval for the use of ForeFlight Mobile under FAA OpSpec A061.
“ForeFlight is the first independent flight planning and electronic charting app developer to have received full approval for use on a Part 121 flight deck,” says Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight’s co-founder and CEO. “This is a significant milestone for ForeFlight and Frontier, who have ushered in a new era of choice, efficiency, and productivity for commercial operators and pilots. ForeFlight Mobile delights pilots, makes them more productive before and during flights, helps them quickly assess weather conditions, and facilitates more collaboration with dispatch to ensure the safest and most economical routes are flown. We are excited about bringing the joy of ForeFlight Mobile to Frontier’s pilots.”
Frontier crews now have access to ForeFlight Mobile’s hazard and weather map overlays, electronic enroute charts, approach plates, and airport diagrams, allowing them instant access to critical flight information. In addition, FAA safety publications and documents are available within the app.
“The iPad approval is a critical component in our efforts to reduce costs and our carbon footprint while improving reliability and safety,” said Scott Gould, Frontier’s vice president of flight operations. “We are very excited for the opportunity to offer our flight crews this electronic flight bag solution. The unique map overlay features of ForeFlight supports great inflight decision making and helps ensure safe and smooth Frontier flights every day.”
For more information about OpSpec approval for the Apple iPad as an EFB, visit www.foreflight.com/approved.
About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 20th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 3,900 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.
About ForeFlight Mobile
ForeFlight Mobile is an elegantly designed and best-selling app used by individual pilots and professional flight crews to gather preflight weather and destination information, plan and fly routes, access and manage electronic charts and terminal procedures, organize flight publications, and manage iPad deployments. ForeFlight Mobile is backed by ForeFlight’s Fanatical Pilot Support team.
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, improves situational awareness, increases productivity, and simplifies decision making for pilots and flight crews. ForeFlight is used by all segments of aviation, including general, business, commercial, and military aviation. Learn more about ForeFlight on the web at www.foreflight.com