The Electronic Logbook is an innovative device being introduced by aircraft carrier Boeing with the aim of streamlining and approving the speed and quality of aircraft maintenance procedures.
Part of Boeing's Electronic Flight Bag suite of data software, the Electronic Bogbook allows flight crew to easily enter in data without having to use paper technical logs, which have long been used by ground crews to explore problems or situations with aircraft. The obvious problem with paper logbooks is that they are time-consuming to keep up to date, bulky and useless when the plane is in the air.
The Electronic Logbook allows for key data to be forwarded to ground crews at the destination, so that airline engineers can assess problems and be ready to fix them when the airplane lands. Ultimately, this will result in reduced delays and wait times for passengers in the event of technical problems.