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Monday, August 18, 2008

FAA STC For DAC Gen-X Class 3 EFB

DAC International, Inc. received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration for its GEN-X Electronic Flight Bag System for Class 3 installation in a series of Bombardier regional jets. Installations can be accomplished under the operator’s choice of either Class 2 or Class 3 requirements.
“We designed GEN-X from the start as a Class 3 avionics grade solution. It was clear to us that our customers were demanding a level of reliability, functionality and growth potential that was only achievable with Class 3 equipment,” said Mike Crouch, President of DAC International. “We have several customers that are installing GEN-X under the FAA Class 2 requirements as well. They will enjoy the benefits of a full Class 3 device with the added flexibility of a removable installation. This offers our customers the best of both worlds.”
GEN-X effectively bridges the gap between Class 2 and Class 3 EFB’s to bring professional operators a cost-effective retrofit solution that supports the users’ Windows based applications along with a full suite of EFB applications, said the company. DAC calls the Application Manager and EFB software suite GENESYS. It features an almost total touch screen design with the only hard buttons being display-on/off and brightness. The full touch control allows complete user flexibility in 3rd party application software. The intuitive operation minimizes or eliminates training costs, it said.
GENESYS supports digital chart data from Maptech, Jeppesen or Lido. A full suite of software modules include applications to support easy viewing, handling and updating of publications as well as weather, performance, checklist, cameras, flight papers, third-party applications and more.
GENESYS also provides operators the back-office server side software for complete centralized control and automatic update of all charts, publications, software and data.
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