Posted on: 16 September 2015 by Mark Howells
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., (GEE) has announced that airlines from Europe, Asia and South America have signed strategic agreements for its navAero tablet-based electronic flight bag (EFB) solutions and certification.
"Wizz Air, Hong Kong Airlines, and Easy Fly are the latest airlines to tap the power of our navAero electronic flight bag solutions that put vital flight-related data, such as flight path and weather conditions, at the fingertips of pilots and operations managers," said Simone Giordano, president of navAero, a GEE Operations Solutions business. "Once integrated with GEE's inflight connectivity platform, the navAero EFB becomes a portal for real-time data that enables pilots and airlines to make informed decisions that lead to safer, more streamlined operations and a more enjoyable passenger experience."
Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air will begin installations of the navAero EFB tablet mounts on its growing fleet of A320 and A321 aircraft later this year, while Hong Kong Airlines will utilise navAero's tablet mount hardware and EFB platform, including the new Apple iPad family holder for simultaneous iPad integration without STC changes, on its A320 and A330 fleets.
In South America, EasyFly, which provides a domestic service across Colombia, has agreed to deploy EFB tablet mount hardware and certifications for deployment on its fleet of ATR-42 aircraft. "GEE's navAero EFB solutions offer the most effective tablet mounts, certification times, and connectivity interfaces in the industry," commented Julio Delahoz, maintenance director for EasyFly Airlines. "We are confident we have the right EFB platform in navAero that is able to evolve with our requirements for an increasingly connected aircraft in the future."
GEE's proprietary navAero EFB equipment is now installed on more than 3,500 aircraft worldwide.