Freebird to Use Teledyne EFB System

Turkish charter Freebird Airlines will use the electronic flight bag (EFB) software system from Teledyne Controls, of El Segundo, Calif., on its Airbus A320/321 fleet, the companies announced Friday.

The suite of applications selected by Freebird includes Teledyne’s Flight Manager, which provides an integrated operating system for the software suite, as well as Document Viewer, Performance Tool, Weight & Balance and Forms Viewer. Also included in the package is the ground-based LRU Configuration Manager (LCM) which facilitates bi-directional electronic transfer of data between airborne EFBs and ground systems, Teledyne said.

“Teledyne’s wide range of applications enable us to do more than just manage documentation electronically. We are gaining more functions, such as aircraft performance calculations, Weight & Balance calculations, an Anti De-icing tool, text messaging, and we can transfer software upgrades and navigation databases from our ground station to our EFBs with the LCM application,” said Capt. Auke van Ginkel, Freebird Airlines’ performance manager and EFB administrator.

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