NEW DELHI: Boeing said that it has introduced a new digital application, Jeppesen Mobile QuickClear.
This application, created in partnership with Airside Mobile for encryption and data management services, simplifies the international clearance process with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for pilots.
“Mobile QuickClear helps pilots manage the entire customs process in one place,” said William Ampofo, vice president of Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services.
“Improving their efficiency by enabling easier access to required clearance information,” he added.
Working seamlessly with the popular Mobile Passport app, used already by more than seven million commercial passengers today, Mobile QuickClear securely collects passport information to relay it to the CBP agents via Mobile QuickClear for a seamless Advanced Passenger Information System manifest clearance process.
The launch of Mobile QuickClear also expands the capability of the existing Mobile Passport app to now include passengers of private aircraft in addition to commercial airlines, and is expected to reduce clearance errors and related consequences such as fines or penalties on air travelers by up to 30%.
The development of Mobile QuickClear received support from strategic partners, including the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), to obtain pilot perspectives and feedback. “Innovative applications like Mobile QuickClear are critical for the future of aviation,” said Mark Baker, president and CEO of AOPA. “Simplifying the international customs process will give more time back to pilots to focus on other tasks and enhance the flying experience.”
Mobile QuickClear will be available on Apple’s iOS app store later this month. Passengers will notice the Mobile QuickClear option on both iOS and Android in the Mobile Passport app, available today in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.
A live demonstration of the new Mobile QuickClear app is available in the Boeing booth at the 2019 EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.
Airside Mobile builds innovative digital identity products for businesses and consumers alike with privacy-by-design and leading edge security as its guiding principles. Among a suite of products, Airside’s award-winning Mobile Passport app is the first commercial product that expedites the customs entry process into the U.S. at nearly 30 major airports and cruise ports.
In concert with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Airports Council International – North America, Boeing, and Airlines for America, Mobile Passport has facilitated over 12 million entries into the United States. Airside partners with private and public entities to create seamless experiences for their customers, employees, and stakeholders to balance data privacy, transparency, and convenience.