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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Air Arabia Signs Class 2 EFB Contract with navAero

NavAero will supply its tBag C22 Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) to Air Arabia for its fleet of 44 A320s. The contract includes navAero hardware with Lufthansa Systems' electronic charting and Aviobook's EFB software main framework and other applications.

Dual networked navAero tBagC22 hardware systems will be installed on the Air Arabia flight deck and will include the high-resolution tPad 2000 display. The navAero EFB system CPU will be delivered with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system installed. The navAero EFB system architecture will be deployed via EASA STC 10028447 and will include flexible provisioning for future WiFi connectivity to enable EFB on-ground data transfer to Air Arabia’s ground infrastructure, navAero said. Retrofit installations of the EFB systems will be executed by Air Arabia’s internal MRO and will begin with deployments onto four aircrafts in the next 90 days. Subsequent installations will involve one to two aircrafts each month until the entire fleet is equipped.

“Our decision on an EFB hardware provider was very straight forward and is in line with the airline operational strategy of adopting competitive cost/performance ratio of all the hardware platforms. Jointly with its strategic partners, Air Arabia will realize a highly flexible, cost-efficient flight deck tool that will help the airline achieve its goal of realizing increased operational performance,” said Adel Ali, group CEO at Air Arabia.

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