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Perfect Upgrade Scenarios: Airlines Discuss Their Cockpit Plans

Although Delta Air Lines has hit the final phases of going paperless with Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) on a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet, the company does not see many upgrades mandated as part of NextGen as justifying smart investment behavior in the immediate term. Delta is interested in partnering with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to bring NextGen to term for greater efficiency and, ultimately, better customer service. However, this will not be for the sake of what Captain Ken Speir... Read more

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Global Connected Aircraft Summit Looks at New Reality for Airlines

We have just completed our first ever Global Connected Aircraft Summit event in California with a top-class line up of speakers with a number of global airlines such as United, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Hawaiian Air, and Icelandair either... Read more

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Cabin Management Systems: Building the Bizjet of the Future

Cabin Management Systems (CMS) create the passenger experience in bizjets. At a minimum, the CMS is the architecture that integrates cabin elements such as lighting, temperature, audio, video and Internet connectivity, and enables passengers to control each... Read more

In the Grip of the Octopus

With the introduction of the Boeing 787 and the A350 come new business models for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). In order to play a major role, or just any role at all in aircraft systems, OEMs must invest many resources and much effort in helping... Read more

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Upgrade Central

Every day, more operators around the world are swapping paper-based flight operations and hundreds of manuals and navigational charts for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) as Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technologies continue to make the process cost effective... Read more

 

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In the Grip of the Octopus

With the introduction of the Boeing 787 and the A350 come new business models for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). In order to play a major role, or just any role at all in aircraft systems, OEMs must invest many resources and much effort in helping... Read more

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