Lufthansa and Swiss ink EFB deals with GEE

Star Alliance partners Lufthansa Airlines (Lufthansa) and Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. (Swiss) have selected Global Eagle Entertainment’s Navaero electronic flight bag (EFB) solutions.

Lufthansa will equip at least 31 new Airbus A320 aircraft with GEE’s new power data interface (PDI), smart docking stations, and other interfaces for Microsoft Surface tablets that put mission-critical flight data at the fingertips of pilots and ground crews. The GEE Navaero solution meets Lufthansa’s requirement for a full gigabit Ethernet data connection aboard its new aircraft. Swiss will utilise GEE Navaero EFB mounts and data integration solutions across more than 70 Airbus short- and long-haul aircraft as it deploys Apple iPads for mission-critical applications and transitions to a fully paperless cockpit. GEE will also provide certification, deployment and support services.“The reliable nature of the Navaero EFB solutions provides a flexible platform that will enable us to integrate the cockpit and airline operations into our comprehensive vision for in-flight connectivity,” said Martin Mohr, EFB project leader for Lufthansa Airlines. “We look forward to reaping the benefits of our move to GEE’s Navaero EFB solution for years to come.”“By deploying GEE’s proven Navaero EFB across the global Swiss International Air Lines fleet, we have taken a major step forward to a fully paperless environment on our Airbus fleet and prepare for a fully connected aircraft,” said Elena Zanaboni, project manager for Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. “We look forward to working with GEE in the months ahead as we implement our EFB solution.”

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