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GOL Selects SITA/Flightman Class 2 EFB 

By Tish Drake | March 29, 2012
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GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes will deploy Class 2 electronic flight bags (EFB) from SITA, and its technology partner Flightman, on its fleet of 130 Boeing 737-NGs.

This five-year contract includes the provision of SITA e-Aircraft Application Services, which ensures secure data delivery across multiple channels -- airport cellular, airport WiFi or satellite. SITA e-Aircraft Application Services can also leverage use of SITA’s existing ACARS infrastructure.The system will integrate communication avionics with hardware and software to enable the exchange of real time information between the aircraft and the airline’s ground operations, according to the companies.

“This EFB solution from SITA and Flightman is the most comprehensive on the market. Our team at GOL especially likes the workflow management capabilities of the Flightman software application because it allows the flight crew to take fewer steps to find the information they need which minimizes their workload in-flight. Having SITA’s e-Aircraft integration is vital and will ensure that we have a robust system that integrates fully throughout the airline and our various IT systems, allowing us to enhance productivity, reduce waste and have a platform in place for future growth,” said Capt. Adalberto Bogsan, vice president, GOL.

Implementation has already begun at GOL and when full regulatory approvals are achieved the solution will be used as GOL equips the 130 aircraft with its selected EFB hardware.

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