An airline is a very complicated piece of machinery. There are many factors associated with it and every little nuance is as important as the next and even a tiny glitch could spell disaster. The flight manuals that are found in every aircraft are among the most important documents that could be found on an aircraft and every pilot swears by them. SriLankan Airlines too has its share of flight manuals and no aircraft of the airline goes without one.
Flight manuals are books, and quite heavy ones at that, which offer the pilot with every possible detail related to the working of an aircraft. The manual gives pilots access to the most vivid details regarding aircraft components as well as flying procedures. The manuals are considered to be a must have in every aircraft that takes to the skies and no matter how experienced a pilot may be and however familiar he may be with the aircraft, there is always a time when he has to refer to the flight manual to find out a maneuver that could be of extreme significance from the point of view of the performance of the aircraft, and sometimes, with regards to even the safety of its passengers.
Flight manuals have extensive literature related to the various components of an aircraft as well as the different flying procedures that ensure the well being of the aircraft, and eventually the passengers and crew. Now owing to the sheer amount of information that needs to be imbibed in each flight manual the weight of these books are well on the heavier side. Flight manuals weigh more than 80kgs in many cases and this is certainly too much to carry around. SriLankan Airlines therefore, like many other airlines all over the world is switching to new technologies in this avenue to. Instead of heavy books that pilots need to carry around everywhere with them, SriLankan Airlines pilots can access every piece of information they need in style, with the new iPad Electronic Flight Bags.
SriLankan Airlines is the first airline in the Asian continent to gain access to these amazing devices which not only save pilots the trouble of lugging around the old heavy manuals, but also makes sure that they access any information they want through a simpler and faster procedure. The new devices are not only more technologically advanced in every way but also enable the pilot to do away with the need to do important calculations by himself especially when in pressure situations that could go a long way in avoiding situations that could potentially be disastrous.
Recognizing the need for constant innovation, SriLankan Airlines is certainly on the right flight path to successful skies.
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