Teledyne Controls’ New STC Means Mixed Fleets Can Have Common EFB Software

By Staff Writer | August 31, 2017
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Teledyne Controls’ aircraft interface device (AID) has been certificated for Austrian Airlines’ fleet of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft, Teledyne Controls said. GroundLink AID’s supplemental type certification means that the airline, and others with mixed fleets, can use one electronic flight bag (EFB) software image for the entire fleet, according to the company. Teledyne Controls also said that it is also able to support multiple EFBs.

“Certifying the Teledyne GroundLink® AID+ gives us the ability to solve several needs with a single installation,” said Martin Pfannhauser, senior project engineer at Austrian Airlines. “It enables pilots to have identical EFB software on all aircraft types and for our airline to explore greater flexibility in all future connectivity including ACARS over IP.”

Austrian Airlines has chosen to use a Microsoft Surface Pro EFT, Teledyne Controls said. The airline already uses GroundLink AID+, integrated with Lido/eRouteManual. With it, Teledyne said Austrian Airlines makes ground charts, departure charts, enroute maps, arrival charts and airport facility charts, which can be readily available to pilots on their EFB tablets.

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