BA Receives Approval For 787 ELB

British Airways (BA) has gained operational approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to use Boeing’s electronic logbook (ELB) on its fleet of eight 787-8 aircraft, which are on order.

British Airways (BA) has gained operational approval from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to use Boeing’s electronic logbook (ELB) on its fleet of eight 787-8 aircraft, which are on order.

The approval means that BA is the first 787 customer to eliminate paper technical and cabin logs.

The ELB, which runs on the aircraft’s electronic flight bag and onboard server, collects flight data and information on crew-observed faults and shares them with ground-based technicians and maintenance IT systems while the aircraft is still in flight.

According to Boeing, the ELB system will enable the necessary technicians, documentation and equipment to be stationed at the gate ready for the aircraft’s arrival, helping to minimise delays and maximising the efficiency of the maintenance team.

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