Ryanair cockpits will become paperless under a new partnership between the airline and Vodafone Ireland.

The mobile provider's business division has teamed up with Ryanair to provide 95% of the airline's telecoms and communications needs.

This will allow Ryanair to reduce in-flight staff’s reliance on paper through the introduction of an ‘electronic flight bag’, while the technology will aim to improve ground crew and check-in operations.

The deal will also cover the carrier’s point-of-sale terminals, which Vodafone says will create a faster system for in-flight purchases.