Electronic flight bag

May 3, 2010 - 9:31am

Real-time graphical weather, text and datalink radar via the Iridium satellite network is one of the most recent features added to the PilotView 8.4-inch CMA-1100 MkII and 10.4-inch CMA-1410 electronic flight bags (EFBs) produced by Esterline CMC Electronics.

April 28, 2010 - 8:23am

Arinc has become a distribution partner (DP) for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite communication services, allowing it to buy and resell airtime directly. According to the company, its new position as a SwiftBroadband wholesaler, which took effect April 1, will better enable it to offer tailored communications solutions to aircraft operators.

March 31, 2010 - 7:00am

At a February 24 hearing on aircraft icing legislators criticized the FAA for delaying implementation of rulemaking that would address outstanding issues on the NTSB’s “Most Wanted” list. “After the Colgan Air Flight 3407 accident near Buffalo last year,” said committee chairman James Oberstar (D-Minn.), “it was widely speculated that the aircraft crashed due to icing.

January 30, 2010 - 9:44pm

Finland’s Patria has chosen Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) to perform a glass-cockpit upgrade for the Finnish Air Force’s BAE Systems Hawk Mk66 advanced jet trainers. The air force purchased the 18 ex-Swiss Air Force Hawk Mk66s in 2007 to add to its fleet of Hawk Mk51s.

November 14, 2009 - 12:33am

Operators are expected to begin installing Esterline CMC Electronics’ new 10.4-inch Class 2 PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB)–selected by Boeing for its Next-Generation 737s and BBJs–on 737NGs starting in the third quarter of 2010, according to Esterline. Plans call for the Class 2 EFB system to come installed on production airplanes and be available for retrofit.

November 11, 2009 - 11:45pm

While no one at Boeing would dare admit to any level of satisfaction with the two-and-a-half years of delays to the 787-8, the program’s chief mechanic, Justin Hale, might be one of the few people within the company who can say it has helped make his job easier.

November 5, 2009 - 10:38am

NBAA is taking a proactive approach to the “possibility of legislation that would restrict laptops, electronic flight bags (EFBs), cellphones and other electronic devices in aircraft cockpits,” association vice president of safety, security and regulation Doug Carr said yesterday.

October 22, 2009 - 9:19am

CMC Electronics is buoyed by recent selections of its new infrared enhanced-vision system (EVS), satellite communications antennas and electronic flight bags (EFB) by airframe manufacturers, as well as by what it envisions as a promising business outlook.

October 21, 2009 - 10:30am

CMC Electronics is buoyed by recent selections of its new infrared enhanced-vision system (EVS), satellite communications antennas and electronic flight bags (EFB) by airframe manufacturers, as well as by what it envisions as a promising business outlook.

October 19, 2009 - 6:38am

Air Support is making its debut appearance as an NBAA exhibitor this year (Booth No. 4749), marking the company’s first entry into the North American market. The Billund, Denmark-based company’s preflight planning software (PPS) system has been available to European and Middle Eastern customers for a number of years but, for the first time, it is now available to North American operators as well.

 
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