Pilots and Cabin Crew at Ryanair, Buzz, Malta Air and Lauda Europe can import flight data as follows:


Planned Roster

  • 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).



Historical Data

  • 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 import your roster with CrewLounge CONNECT, the events will also appear in your CrewLounge PILOTLOG logbook, unless you turn-off Event Sharing in My CrewLounge - My Profile - Airline Interface  (login 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.



Getting Started


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:


EFB Share


You can push the EFB data from the company iPad to your personal iOS device via AirDrop and then continue with EFB Share.

If you personal device is an Android, you can push the EFB data from the company iPad to your personal Android device via SnapDrop (read how). 


If you push the data to your desktop (Windows, Mac) you must save the data as TXT file.  Browse and import the file with the desktop application of CrewLounge PILOTLOG. 


Read more about the EFB Share method below.



EFB Web


Grab and copy the body content of the EFB email to the clipboard, and paste the EFB data online in My CrewLounge - Upload Roster (login here), using the Safari browser on your company iPad, or any other web browser. 



EFB Inbox


You can forward your EFB emails to the dedicated CrewLounge EFB Inbox.  All incoming emails are automatically processed and flight data is added to your pilot logbook.

 

Read more about the EFB Inbox 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 the Sender address in My CrewLounge - My Profile - 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?

We have created guidelines for Ryanair Pilots (read here).




How does EFB Share work?


If you are unable to forward the company emails, then use the EFB Share method.

 iOS/Mac users 


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


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).





  Android/Windows  


If your personal device is Android or Windows PC, then proceed as follows:



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


Read more about file transfer from iOS to Android (here)

For this demo, we are using SnapDrop.net 


Open the same file-transfer page on your personal Android device
(or open the file-transfer app, if installed)


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 / Windows device



5)  Upon receiving the EFB data, "Select All" the content




6) Press "Shareand choose PILOTLOG




8)  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). 





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