navAero Signs Major B737-NG EFB Contract with Norwegian Air Shuttle(Sundsvall, Sweden, March 12, 2009) -- navAero announced today that the t.Bag(tm)C22 Electronic Flight Bag system has been selected by Norwegian Air Shuttle for fleet-wide deployment on the airline's B737-NG series aircrafts.
The contracted program includes cross-connected dual t.Bag C22 EFB systems with the navAero t.Pad(tm) 2000 display. The systems will also feature the newly commercialized navAero-designed, UMTS/HSDPA - 3G cellular modem module for on-ground data transfer, ARINC 429 connectivity and custom software that enables the utilization of airport moving map applications on a Class 2 EFB.
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"After a thorough evaluation, we have concluded that no competing Class 2 EFB system available on the market with an EASA approved STC provides such flexibility, high performance and technical content at such an affordable price as the navAero t.Bag C22 EFB," stated Ole Christian Melhus, EFB project manager & deputy director of flight operations, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. "We are very pleased to be one of the first airlines in Europe to receive an operational approval for use of a Class 2 EFB system in all phases of flight. This is in line with our long term strategic IT development process in optimizing and assuring operational control within our expanding operation."
The navAero contract covers a fleet wide deployment of Norwegian's currently operating 40 B737 aircraft, with an option of an additional 42 B737-NG aircraft currently on order. The deployment of the navAero EFB platform has already begun and will be completed during 2009.
"This contract is a major breakthrough where we have shown that our t.Bag C22 Electronic Flight Bag system is not only suitable for the retrofit market, but is also a future-proof platform that provides an appropriate, effective and high-tech environment for new production aircraft," said Knut Aabo, navAero vice president of sales & marketing. "We are very happy to continue to provide our European customers with a cost reducing, environmental friendly and safety enhancing state-of-the art EFB platform."
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Source : navAero