Esterline CMC unveils new EFB

 - June 30, 2009, 11:32 AM

Esterline CMC Electronics unveiled the newest version of its PilotView electronic flight bag last month at the Paris Air Show. The CMA-1410 features a 10.4-inch-diagonal display, Intel Centrino mobile processor running Windows XP, USB ports and built-in Wi-Fi capability. The new system will allow pilots to view electronic charts, graphical weather downloads, checklists, operator manuals and other electronic data in the cockpit. The CMA-1410 has a brighter touch-screen than its predecessor, the CMA-1100 of 2004 vintage, which has been certified for installation in many airliners and business jets, including the G550, Global Express and 737. According to the Canadian manufacturer, the new CMA-1410 is “plug-and-play-interchangeable” with the older unit. CMC also announced the delivery of safety-of-flight software for its CMA-9000 flight management system, which has been selected for the Thales avionics suite in Sukhoi’s new SuperJet 100 regional jetliner.