ASIG flyTab Class 2 iPad EFB Completes Flight Testing

 - January 23, 2014, 2:55 PM

Avionics & Systems Integration Group (ASIG) has flown its flyTab Dual Class 2 iPad EFB system on a Nav Canada flight inspection Bombardier CRJ200. The flight-testing, which lasted about eight hours, is part of an approved model list supplemental type certification program that will cover a variety of fixed-wing and rotorcraft models under FAA, Transport Canada and EASA regulations.

In the CRJ200, the flyTab installation included dual three-stage flyTab EFB mounts, two power conditioning modules and an aircraft interface module. These were hooked up to Apple iPads running ASIG’s flyTab Cockpit app, a diagnostic and simulation tool. During the test, the tool was used to record and analyze the CRJ200’s avionics and performance data, “while systems checks were conducted,” according to ASIG. “Various data gathered during the test was transmitted [in] real time to FAA inspectors and ASIG’s product certification team.”

The iPads had been environmentally qualified at ASIG’s North Little Rock, Ark. facility. Once the STC is approved, Nav Canada plans to use Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck Pro app on its iPads. The next aircraft planned for installation of the flyTab system are a Nav Canada Dash-8 and an Aramco Services Boeing 767.