NavAero signed a contract with Malaysia Airlines for the deployment of the tBag C22 Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag computer and display system. The dual networked installations of the navAero tBagC22 hardware systems include built-in HSDPA/UMTS/GRPS/EDGE and WiFi connectivity along with the navAero tPad 2000 display with user-programmable bezel keys. The EFB architecture also includes the navAero Aircraft Interface Device (AID) – providing certified connectivity to aircraft systems like ARINC429 and ARINC717 buses.
The first installation will be made on Malaysia Airlines new A330 fleet beginning in December 2011 utilizing the navAero A330 STC. Deployments on additional fleets will be considered once the installations are underway, the company said.
“The introduction of EFB will take us one step closer to paperless cockpit and will benefit our operations in various ways due to the operational advantages of this technology. navAero has met all of our stringent EFB hardware requirements and we look forward to greater cooperation with navAero,” said Capt. Izham Ismail, Malaysia Airlines executive vice president flight operations.