After various months of evaluation with 100 pilots and then the 650 type-rating instructors, the application eWAS was finally deployed to close to 3500 pilots the 19th April 2017.
All the Air France pilots will be now be able to prepare their flights with the real time forecasts and observations directly from their iPads with 4G. eWAS was specifically customized and integrated with the Air France in-house briefing solution Pilot Mission.
As first multi-weather provider application, Air France was able to choose the best weather forecasts and observations from Météo France, Météorage, Schneider Electric, the US NOAA and The Weather Company.
They have also selected to activate the ice crystals nowcast from Jeppesen. All these different forecast and observations of Thunderstorm, Turbulences, Icing, Pireps and wind are consolidated in a single and dynamic view.
Updates during the en-route phase are also foreseen directly from the connected EFB in the coming months.