Business & GA, Commercial, Connectivity

Germany’s airberlin group Selects navAero EFB

By Tish Drake | November 2, 2011

German airline airberlin group selected navAero's tBagC22 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) computer and display hardware system for the A319/320/321, A330, B737-NG and Dash 8 Q400 aircraft operated by airberlin, flyNiki, and Belair Airlines, the companies announced Monday.

Dual networked installations of the navAero tBagC22 hardware systems – featuring built-in HSDPA/UMTS/GRPS/EDGE and WiFi connectivity – will be installed on the aircraft flightdecks. The installations will also incorporate the recently commercialized navAero Aircraft Interface Device (AID) for certified connectivity to aircraft systems to enable deployment of advanced software applications like airport surface area moving map with own-ship position shown, according to navAero. navAero will also be providing proprietary software, integration services and Supplemental Type Certification (EASA STC) for each aircraft type. The delivery of the EFB systems commenced earlier this year and installations in several aircraft have already been accomplished. The company said airberlin plans on implementing retrofit installations on 10 aircrafts per month until all fleets have been deployed.

“For airberlin, the navAero Electronic Flight Bag is the best solution available on the market because it perfectly suits the airline’s needs. With a fleet comprised of Airbus, Boeing as well as Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, the airberlin group required a system that could be used for the entire fleet," said Benjamin Götze, manager of flight operations at airberlin.

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