Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently introduced its PlaneBook™ app, an electronic document management system for iPad, available now in the Apple App Store.
The PlaneBook app provides pilots easy and immediate access to critical flight information and aircraft-specific documents, such as the Airplane Flight Manual, Operating Manual, pilot checklist and the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). The electronic version of the QRH, which includes emergency flight procedures, serves as the master document that links to all other documents for easy cross-referencing.
"Gulfstream embraced electronic document management and the concept of a paperless cockpit with the introduction of PlaneBook in 2007," said Randy Gaston, vice president, Flight Operations, Gulfstream. "With the PlaneBook App for iPad, pilots will have all the information they need right at their fingertips. Most importantly, as aircraft documents and procedures are updated, users will receive automatic updates within the app that will keep them up to speed on the latest."
The PlaneBook App allows pilots to create and add their own content, including checklists, standard operating procedures and other reference materials. This lets them tailor the app to their particular flying habits or preferences. In addition, since documents and manuals are downloaded straight to iPad, users will have offline access to all of their important information. In addition, a 'History' feature gives pilots even quicker access to the documents they frequently use.
Instructional videos for each of Gulfstream’s aircraft, as well as the latest news from the company, are available through the app.