Posted on: 13 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Esterline CMC Electronics has announced that Swiss International Air Lines’ (SWISS) new Bombardier C Series aircraft will be the first to feature the company’s PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and Aircraft Information Server (AIS) as factory options.
Building on the PilotView platform, the new EFB system features a 12.1-inch multi-touch display, delivering high-end processing and application support capabilities with its Intel Core i7 processor.
Coupled with the EFB display on the C Series aircraft, the PilotView (AIS) provides integrated connectivity with flight ops and cabin applications. The AIS enables OEM, airline and third-party applications such as moving maps (with real-time weather), flight planning, electronic techlogs, maintenance applications, and data loading support. It also connects to the video surveillance system and can be configured for communications with ACARS datalinks.
Jean-Marie Bégis, director of EFB and aircraft information systems, Esterline CMC Electronics, said, “The PilotView AIS addresses the ever-increasing data sharing, application hosting and secure connectivity requirements associated with cockpit, cabin and aircraft maintenance applications and systems. It addresses the pre-requisite aircraft inter-domain security between these wired and wireless systems making the C Series aircraft e-Enabled.”
The PilotView EFB and AIS systems are offered as a standard option by ATR, by Dassault on the Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X, by Embraer for the Legacy 600/650 and E-170/190 programs, by Bombardier for the Challenger 600 series business jets and CRJ regional jets, and by Boeing for the Next-Generation B737s and BBJs.
In addition, over 30 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB on a wide range of business jets as well as air transport aircraft, including the Airbus A320 and A330, and the Boeing B737, B747, B757 and B767.