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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lufthansa, Swiss to Equip with GEE EFBs

Juliet Van Wagenen

Lufthansa Electronic Flight Bag system
Lufthansa Electronic Flight Bag system. Photo: GEE

[Avionics Today 02-10-2016] Star Alliance partners Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines have selected Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) Navaero Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solutions. Lufthansa will equip at least 31 new Airbus A320 aircraft with GEE's new Power Data Interface (PDI), smart docking stations, and other interfaces for Microsoft Surface tablets that provide pilots and ground crews with mission-critical flight data. The GEE Navaero solution meets Lufthansa's requirement for a full gigabit Ethernet data connection aboard its new aircraft.

Swiss will use GEE Navaero EFB mounts and data integration solutions across more than 70 Airbus short- and long-haul aircraft as it deploys Apple iPads for mission-critical applications and transitions to a fully paperless cockpit. GEE will also provide certification, deployment and support services.

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