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Germanwings selects Teledyne Controls’ wireless package for A320 retrofits

Germanwings has chosen Teledyne Controls’ solution for electronic Software Part distribution and loading to retrofit its fleet of 64 Airbus A320s.

Germanwings is the first operator to certify and install Teledyne’s wireless Software Parts distribution system on an Airbus A320 fleet.

The package selected includes Teledyne’s LoadStar® Server Enterprise (LSE) software application, enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL) unit and new Wireless GroundLink Comm+ (WGL Comm+) system that supersedes the original Teledyne WGL technology that Germanwings used for flight data retrieval.

With this solution, Germanwings electronically records its flight data and wirelessly transfers it, via the WGL Comm+ system, from the aircraft to the ground, within minutes of landing, and from any of its airport hubs in Germany. In addition, Germanwings wirelessly distributes Software Parts directly from its ground station’s software configuration system, LSE, through the WGL Comm+ system to the eADL for loading into onboard systems.

The use of electronic Software Part distribution eliminates the need to manually carry and load hundreds of floppy disks onto the aircraft, saving time and manpower and reducing overall costs.

Germanwings will trial both WGL-Fi and WGL-AID in the second quarter of this year.

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