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10.4 in. Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag
Article Type: Equipment and software From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 81, Issue 6
Esterline CMC Electronics' new 10.4 in. Class 2 PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) which was launched at NBAA 2008 and entered production in May 2009, wass on display for the first time at the recent Paris Air Show. Compact and portable, this avionics grade EFB system enables paperless cockpit operations, including electronic charts, graphical weather, aircraft and operator manuals.
Building on the PilotView CMA-1100 platform, the new PilotView EFB, known as the CMA-1410, features a 10.4 in. LED-backlit display and several capability improvements in the areas of readability. The 10.4 in. PilotView is plug and play interchangeable with the current PilotView installation, which features an 8.4 in. display.
CMC's 10.4 in. PilotView EFB recently has been selected by Boeing for the Next-Generation B-737 s and BBJs. The Class 2 EFB system will be available on production aircraft and for retrofit.
The lightweight and self-contained 10.4 in. PilotView features a compact, display processor. Its high-performance sunlight readable backlit display provides superior readability in all conditions. The film-on-glass touchscreen and simple bezel layout provide quick access to specific functions and applications. An Intel Centrino Mobile processor is at the core of the EFB system, and dual USB 2.0 data ports are located on the Electronic Display Unit. The unit also features built-in WiFi communications and can enable 3G/Wimax capability. The baseline Windows XP platform accepts a wide range of off-the-shelf and customized third-party software applications.
CMC's PilotView EFB stays powered during all flight phases, thereby improving productivity and reducing workload. Flight preparation is made easy with efficient access to up-to-date aircraft documentation, checklists and flight planning information. During flight, the PilotView further reduces pilot workload with electronic charts and manuals, and enhances safety with real-time weather information. On the ground, electronic logs capture essential information and fleet management is performed in practically real time with the electronic transfer of data that were previously circulated on paper. The PilotView EFB consists of display/processor unit and aircraft interface unit, which are easy to install in a variety of cockpits.
For further details, please contact: CMC Electronics. Tel.:+1 514 748 3148; Fax: +1 514 748 3100.