Flybe 2.0 selects Bytron’s Skybook for dispatch and operations

A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (Image: TransportMedia UK)
A Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (Image: TransportMedia UK)

The new incarnation of British regional airline Flybe has selected Bytron Aviation Systems’ Skybook software for its Flight Dispatch and Operations Systems.

The software also includes the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system that Flybe pilots will use once they commence operations later this year.

Edward Pomfrett, Flight Operations Systems Engineer, Flybe Ltd said: Flybe is looking forward to restarting operations with Bytron’s skybook platform at the heart of our flight deck systems. We have committed to breaking with the expensive, unsustainable paper-based systems of the past and moving to a fully paperless flight deck. Having considered the offerings from a variety of vendors, skybook was our clear favourite, as it met our requirements and also allowed for quick integration with our existing AIMS and PPS platforms.

Throughout the setup, the support from our account managers at Bytron has been excellent. They have helped us to overcome numerous challenges and setup a fully integrated EFF system in a matter of weeks. This is now delivering immediate cost and resource savings to the business. Over the longer-term, the wealth of data from skybook will also greatly enhance our business insight and commercial strategy.“

North Lincolnshire based Bytron Aviation Systems are already used by over 90 airlines around the world including FlyDubai and Airtanker as well as airframer Boeing.

Shane Spencer, Chief executive officer, Bytron Aviation Systems added: “We are delighted that Flybe chose to onboard as a skybook customer. It is fantastic to hear that they are already seeing the benefits of our software and embracing a more digital workflow. We look forward to our ongoing relationship and bringing more efficiencies in the future.“

The deal puts Flybe firmly on course to commence operations early in 2022 from its Birmingham Airport base.

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