Thursday, December 01, 2022

IndiGo Launches ‘Digital e-Logbook’ For Pilots

In order to enhance operational efficiency and reduce workload for cockpit crew, Indian budget carrier IndiGo has launched 'Digital e-logbook' for pilots. The new system has been made effective today, making IndiGo the first carrier in the country to implement this approach.

IndiGo today announced that it has collaborated with India's aviation regulator, the DGCA, to launch 'Digital e-logbook' for its pilots. This will provide direct flight data transfer service to pilots from IndiGo systems to eGCA logbooks.

The automated process is expected to provide consistency of data and format, leading to safer and more efficient operations. This will also offer real-time availability of flying hours data for pilots and enable data accuracy and timely submission of issuance, renewals, and endorsement of licenses by removal of multilayer data validation.

Ashim Mitra, Senior Vice President: Flight Operations, IndiGo, commented,

“We are proud to partner with DGCA to become the country’s first airline to introduce Digital e-logbook, taking a leap towards digitalisation in Indian aviation. This initiative is the beginning of a new era to enhance operational efficiency and easing of complexity and workload for pilots. This step is in line with the Government’s vision of “e-Governance and Digital India” and our philosophy of providing a hassle-free experience to our pilots.

… I would also like to thank DGCA, team of eGCA, and TCS to turn this into a reality and to all the leadership pilots and e-logbook verifiers for their immense contribution.”

IndiGo says that the process will allow pilots to devote more time towards their skill enhancement and improve their quality of life by freeing up time required for work manual log filling.

IndiGo isn't the only Indian carrier going digital. Vistara will also adopt electronic logbook software and go completely paperless in its operations in some time. The airline has selected US-based Ultramain Systems for the job and is testing the product before implementing it officially.

The electronic logbook software will replace the traditional paper-based aircraft paper technical log, cabin log, journey log, damage log, and fueling log. According to the airline, the new system will provide a validated electronic Certificate of Release to Service (e-CRS) on flights operated by Vistara.

01/12/22 Gaurav Joshi/Simple Flying

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