Pilots and Cabin Crew at Ryanair, Buzz, Malta Air and Lauda Europe can import flight data as follows:
- CrewDock (off-line OCR): import your planned roster from CrewDock or the Ryanair eCrew app
This solution is more convenient for the calendar roster app CrewLounge CONNECT and is also available to cabin crew. Read more about the various functions (such as Roster Share, Chat) of CrewLounge CONNECT on the website (here).
Select the eCrewDock OCR interface from the desktop or mobile app Settings - Airline Interface page. Continue reading (here).
- Netline (off-line): download your flying history from the crewroom terminals
Download your historical data from the crewroom terminal as PDF, and import the PDF with CrewLounge PILOTLOG.
Select the Netline/Crewlink interface from the desktop or mobile app Settings - Airline Interface page. Share your PDF with the CrewLounge PILOTLOG desktop or mobile app, or upload your PDF through My CrewLounge (here).
- PilotApp (efb): import your "Verified Flights" email
Pilots can import the company EFB emails straight into CrewLounge PILOTLOG. Follow the instructions indicated below.
For pilots, the recommend way to go is:
- import your planned roster with the CrewDock interface in the CrewLounge CONNECT app
- after the flight, import your EFB data with the PilotApp EFB interface in the CrewLounge PILOTLOG app
When you download your roster with CrewLounge CONNECT, the events will also show up in your CrewLounge PILOTLOG logbook. You can turn-off Event Sharing in My CrewLounge - Roster - Airline Interface (here).
How to import PilotApp EFB
Every month, we process thousands of EFB emails for Ryanair pilots. Flight data from the Ryanair PilotApp goes straight into your personal pilot logbook with a few clicks of the button.
Ryanair does not allow the installation of 3rd party apps on the company iPad. Install the CrewLounge PILOTLOG app on your personal device (iOS, Android).
On your personal mobile device, configure the CrewLounge PILOTLOG app as follows:
1) on the Settings - Airline page, select the PilotApp EFB interface for Ryanair, Buzz, Malta Air or Lauda Europe
- fill-out the different settings that come with this interface
2) on the same page in the Import Events section, make sure that Historical Data is turned On for Flights (and Duty - optional)
- if you run CrewLounge PILOTLOG on multiple devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, PC) then verify the settings on ALL your devices (just to make sure that everything got synched)
3) on the Pilot List page, edit pilot SELF and insert your company 6-letter code as Employee ID.
- typical format used is "MACDON"
- omitting this step may result in your name and Pilot SELF both being listed on the same flight. Continue with this solution article "SELF and My Name showing double" (read here) to clean-up your logs.
4) on the Settings - Flight Logging page, select AUTO LOAD TASK = "from Airline interface / EFB"
- this setting allows to retrieve PF/PM from the EFB and calculate Takeoff-Landing accordingly
5) you may also want to read the following solution articles to configure auto-load of PIC, SIC and PICUS time:
Different import methods
You can import your EFB data in 3 different ways!
All methods require internet access. You cannot share your data with CrewLounge PILOTLOG offline. Batch import (multiple files at a time) is not possible, you must share or email the files one-by-one.
Choose the method that is most convenient for you. Here is an overview, the details are outlined further down in this article.
Forward your EFB emails to the dedicated CrewLounge EFB Inbox. This method is fully automatic, no buttons to click in the app!
Read more about the EFB Inbox method below.
Upload the EFB data to My CrewLounge, using the Safari browser on your company iPad. The web method is useful for company iPads that don't allow installing third-party apps and/or sending emails outside of the corporate domain.
Read more about the EFB Web method below.
Push the EFB data from the company iPad to your personal device via AirDrop (iOS, MacOS) or SnapDrop (Android, Windows PC) and then import the data with the CrewLounge PILOTLOG app on that device.
Read more about the EFB Share method below.
How does EFB Inbox work?
It couldn't be easier:
- forward your Verified Flights (or Not Verified) email to our EFB Inbox
- the email subject must contain 'Verified Flights' (or 'Not Verified'), or it can be left blank
- your email is processed within 90 seconds
- you receive an automatic confirmation email
- the flights automatically sync to your CrewLounge PILOTLOG app
Send your EFB emails to the following EFB Inbox:
You can send emails from any email address. However, if the Sender address is different from your CrewLounge AERO account email, you must first insert that Sender address in My CrewLounge - Roster - Airline Interface - EFB Inbox (login here). On the same page, insert also your 6-letter code in the Employee ID field.
How to forward company emails?
You cannot forward emails from the company iPad to external contacts. Some Ryanair pilots have setup automatic forwarding using external mail apps (read here).
How does EFB Web work?
If you are unable to forward company emails, you may want to use the EFB Web method. This method is very simple:
On the company iPad
1) Grab and copy the body content of the EFB email to the clipboard
2) Open Safari and login to My CrewLounge (login here)
3) Go to Roster - Upload Roster
4) Select EFB - PilotApp for the 'Type of Roster File' item on the right, and complete the other fields, such as your Home Base.
5) Paste the EFB data from your clipboard in the text box
6) Press the CONVERT button
To import multiple flights, press the CLEAR button and repeat the same steps for the next trip.
How does EFB Share work?
A third solution to import your flights, is the EFB Share method. The idea is to transfer the data to your personal device. This works with your iPhone, Android, macOS and Windows PC.
On the company iPad
1) Open the Verified Flights email and Select All content
2) Press "Share" and AirDrop the content to your personal Apple device:
On your personal iOS device (iPhone/iPad)
3) Upon receiving the AirDrop data, press "Open with... PILOTLOG"
4) The CrewLounge PILOTLOG app opens. Press the CONVERT button to process the EFB file (this step requires internet connection and cannot be done off-line).
On your personal MacOS desktop
3) If you AirDrop the data to your Mac Book, you must save the data as TXT file
4) Browse and import the TXT file with the desktop application of CrewLounge PILOTLOG
If your personal device is Android or Windows PC, then proceed as follows:
PS: we recommend the "EFB Web" method for Android users. Use this method only if no other options are available.
On the company iPad
1) Open the EFB email and Select All the content
2) Press "Copy"
3) Open the Safari browser and navigate to your favorite file-transfer webpage. For this demo, we are using SnapDrop.net
Read more about file transfer from iOS to Android (here)
Open the same file-transfer page or app on your personal Android device or Windows PC.
Both devices (company iPad + Android device) must be connected to the same WiFi network. As soon as the devices find each-other, a blue icon with a nickname shows on the display.
Note: this step does not require internet connection, only the WiFi network is used. Your files are not uploaded to any cloud server. The transmission is peer-to-peer, similar to blue-tooth data sharing.
4) Paste your EFB data in the file-transfer page, and press the SEND button
For SnapDrop, you would tap-long and then paste the text inside the text field, as shown in this video
On your personal Android device
5) Upon receiving the EFB data, "Select All" the content
6) Press "Share" and choose PILOTLOG
7) The CrewLounge PILOTLOG app opens. Press the CONVERT button to process the EFB file (this step requires internet connection and cannot be done off-line).
On your personal Windows PC
5) Upon receiving the EFB data with SnapDrop, press the "COPY" button
6) Open Notepad and paste the data into NotePad. Save as TXT file
7) Browse and import the TXT file with the desktop application of CrewLounge PILOTLOG