Qatar Airways pilot to join Boeing ecoDemonstrator test flight

A Qatar Airways pilot joined a Boeing ecoDemonstrator test flight for a demonstration of the latest version of the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro app.

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Captain Khalid Issa A M Al-Hamadi, senior vice president of Flight Operations at Qatar Airways, joined the flight deck for the two-hour flight, making him the first airline pilot to participate in an ecoDemonstrator test flight on the program's 777-200ER.

Captain Al Hamadi observed how Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro – an Electronic Flight Bag app that provides crews with a suite of advanced capabilities – improves operational efficiency.

Commenting on his experience, Captain Al-Hamadi said: “The collaboration between Boeing and Qatar Airways is amplified and strengthened by including us in the test flight, which went really well. By joining the test flight, we are able to provide input and feedback in an operational environment to help improve the product for airlines.”