NavAero will supply its tBagC22 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and display hardware for Air France's fleet of A320s, A330s, 340s and 747s, the company announced Monday.
Dual networked installations of the navAero tBagC22 hardware systems – featuring built-in HSDPA/UMTS/GRPS/EDGE and WiFi connectivity – will be installed on the aircraft flightdecks. The installations will also incorporate the recently commercialized navAero Aircraft Interface Device (AID) for certified connectivity to aircraft systems to enable deployment of advanced software applications. navAero will also be providing proprietary developed software, integration services and Supplemental Type Certification (EASA STC) for each aircraft type. Installation of the EFB systems will begin with provisions mid 2012 and full implementation by the end of 2013.
"The navAero solution fully meets our expectations. The product has been first evaluated in simulator and was promoted by a panel of our pilots as the best in performance and use in any conditions. In addition, navAero architecture provides Air France confidence on product evolutivity at a reasonable cost," said Jacques Verriere, Air France vice president of flight operation engineering.