A new flight data delivery solution for airlines has been unveiled and developed jointly by teams at Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, and Boeing Information Services. The system slashes the time required to deliver and load vital flight data to an aircraft.
Application Data Enhanced Loading (ADEL) is a solution that reduces overall workload, network bandwidth requirements and costs associated with airline data operations. ADEL supports Boeing and Jeppesen Electronic Flight Bags.
Tim Huegel, Director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management, said, "In a challenging business environment where airlines are looking to reduce costs and workload wherever possible, the Application Data Enhanced Loading solution provides an important competitive advantage."
ADEL improves the delivery of frequently changing airport terminal charting information, Windows-based airport moving maps, electronic document browser (EDB) and onboard performance tool (OPT) data associated with electronic flight bag (EFB) use in the flight deck.
Previously, airlines were required to dispatch a maintenance technician to load a digital file of up to 150 megabytes of updated EFB data to each airplane on a weekly basis. Now, only the "delta set," or the EFB data that has been changed, is required for wireless transmission, and the update can be activated by flight crew. With ADEL, what would take technicians up to an hour to perform can now be done by a flight crew in less than one minute.
Korean Air is the first commercial aviation operator to integrate the Application Data Enhanced Loading solution to enhance its EFB-related data operations. The ADEL solution incorporates Jeppesen's industry-leading data delivery management system and integrates other Boeing technology to vastly improve the delivery and loading of EFB data to the airplane.
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