[Avionics Today 06-22-2015] Thales has partnered with Air France to develop and launch its new generation Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application suite. The airline has signed on to help develop the solution and act as the launch customer for the product, which aims to provide pilots with fully digitized access to all information required for the aircraft’s journey and up operational efficiency.
The new software system will integrate a range of functions such as e-Documentation, e-Briefing, e-Logbook or e-Weather, within one solution with a graphical user interface designed by Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) specialists. Leveraging the system’s connectivity functionalities, pilots will have access to real-time information that enhances their situational awareness, according to Thales. The new software will also allow advance mission planning to assist in all ancillary actions, including medical checks, passport renewals, all the way up to recurrent training alerts.
Air France intends to equip its entire fleet with this new EFB software solution.