Posted on: 19 February 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Esterline CMC Electronics’ PilotView Class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB) has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation provisions on A320 aircraft.
The STC was developed by Esterline CMC’s partner Aeroconseil in Toulouse, France. The launch airline is Air Mediterranée, a French charter airline for medium-haul flights.
Jean-Michel Comtois, Esterline CMC Electronics vice-president, marketing and sales, government and public affairs, commented, “Pilots will appreciate the added flexibility and functionality that our PilotView EFB brings to the A320 cockpit. As our Class 2 EFB operates independently of the certified avionics suite, A320 operators will have the opportunity to introduce new functionalities to the aircraft. With the PilotView CMA-1100 EFB, Esterline CMC provides features such as ‘FMS-style’ line select keys, a high-resolution, fully dimmable display, integrated communication capabilities and DO-160D qualification. We deliver robust features today with built-in flexibility for the future.”
Esterline CMC’s PilotView EFB improves productivity by enabling pre-flight planning and efficient access to up-to-date aircraft documentation, checklists and flight planning information. PilotView increases situational awareness in flight with en-route, approach charts, moving map display and graphical real time weather information. PilotView is a compact, lightweight system with a display/processor unit and aircraft interface unit which are to easy to install in a variety of cockpits where space is at a premium.
Over 24 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB. It is the standard OEM Class 2 EFB option at Dassault and ATR, and has been selected by Rockwell Collins for the Bombardier Global platform, by Embraer for the E-Jet programme, by Bombardier for the CRJ700/900/1000 and by Boeing for the Next-Generation 737 and BBJ aircraft.