navAero announced today the contract signing with Malaysia Airlines for the deployment of the t.Bag(tm)C22 Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag computer and display system.
The Dual networked installations of the navAero t.BagC22 hardware systems will be a state-of-the-art configuration with built-in HSDPA/UMTS/GRPS/EDGE and WiFi connectivity along with the navAero t.Pad(tm)2000 display with user-programmable bezel keys. The EFB architecture also includes the navAero Aircraft Interface Device (AID) - providing certified connectivity to aircraft systems like ARINC429 and ARINC717 buses.
The first installation will be made on Malaysia Airlines brand new A330 fleet beginning in December 2011 utilizing the navAero A330 STC. Deployments on additional fleets will be considered once the installations are underway.
Captain Izham Ismail, Malaysia Airlines Executive Vice President Flight Operations, stated: "The introduction of EFB will take us one step closer to paperless cockpit and will benefit our operations in various ways due to the operational advantages of this technology. navAero has met all of our stringent EFB hardware requirements and we look forward to greater cooperation with navAero."
Captain Wee Yeng Chor, Malaysia Airlines Senior Vice President Flight Operations, stated: "The introduction of EFB on our brand new A330-323 aircraft marks the bold commitment MAS is taking towards pushing our efficiency to a new level. We expect to benefit not only from the weight reduction but improving efficiency in information management."
"During the past year, we have worked closely with Malaysia Airlines to architect a Class 2 system that will meet their very specific requirements" said Simone Giordano, President of navAero - Asia. "Through the combined efforts of Malaysia Airlines Flight Operations, Engineering and Maintenance, Group Information Technology divisions and a number of other departments, we designed an architecture that will provide this airline with a user-friendly system that will affordably achieve their program requirements - both today and in the future. We are proud to welcome Malaysia Airlines to our customer family and are excited to the launch of their deployment initiative next month."
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