WATS2011: Boeing announced new EFB hardware for simulators

Boeing has announced that it is introducing simulated Electronic Flight Bag (simEFB) hardware for flight simulator training devices.

The new hardware will enhance the quality and efficiency of flight training for Boeing 737NG and 777 models. Compared with an aeroplane component, simEFB hardware uploads customised data faster, is purchased and maintained at a lower cost, and includes all elements and systems required for training.

“Because we’ve always been at the forefront of EFB training, we have the industry knowledge and technical expertise to create ground-breaking solutions such as simEFB,” declared Len Weber, chief operating officer, Boeing Training & Flight Services. “Our simEFB is specifically designed to handle the rigors of simulator operations, to improve the reliability of training devices and the quality of the training experience.”

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has qualified the installation of simEFB on 737NG and 777 training devices at Boeing’s Seattle training campus. In accordance with European technical requirements, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has qualified a simEFB-equipped Boeing 737NG simulator at Boeing’s Gatwick, UK, training campus.

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