Posted on: 31 October 2011 by Ross McSweeny
airberlin group has selected navAero’s t•BagC22 electronic flight bag (EFB) computer and display hardware system for the Airbus A319/A320/A321s, A330s, Boeing 737NGs and Bombardier Q400s operated by airberlin, NIKI and Belair Airlines.
The dual networked installations of the navAero t•BagC22 hardware systems – featuring inbuilt HSDPA/UMTS/GRPS/EDGE and WiFi connectivity – will be installed on the aircraft flightdecks. The installations will also incorporate the recently commercialised navAero Aircraft Interface Device (AID) for certified connectivity to aircraft systems to enable deployment of advanced software applications like the airport surface area moving map with own-ship position shown.
navAero will also be providing proprietary software, integration services and Supplemental Type Certification (EASA STC) for each aircraft type. Installations are under way and the airline is implementing retrofit installations on 10 aircraft a month until all fleets have been outfitted.
Benjamin Götze, manager flight operations at airberlin, commented, “For airberlin, the navAero electronic flight bag is the best solution available on the market because it perfectly suits the airline’s needs. With a fleet comprised of Airbus, Boeing as well as Q400 aircraft, the airberlin group required a system that could be used for the entire fleet.
“navAero provided airberlin with the required flexibility and won us over with their high quality customer service and an excellent price-performance ratio. We are sure that the navAero Class 2 EFB will contribute to further enhancing our innovative EFP programme,” added Götze.