[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] Teledyne Controls has added more Boeing aircraft to the list of approved models for its enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL), which replaces the traditional database loading procedures for operators with an automated solution.
The aircraft data and information management provider received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Boeing 747-400, 757 and 767. With the eADL, engineers can upload Loadable Software Airplane Parts (LSAP) and Navigation Data Bases (NDBs) automatically, without the need for using floppy disks.
“Navigation Data Bases (NDBs) have to be changed every 28 days and comprise a set of floppy disks that have to be loaded manually, each one in turn. If one of those disks fails to load, the process has to start all over again," said Steve McDonnell, director of aircraft integration and certification at Teledyne Controls. "With eADL, however, the speed of loading is the same but it is automatic, which means the engineer can spend that time doing better things."
Teledyne also holds STCs for the eADL on the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 Next Generation family of aircraft.