Few product categories in aviation hold more promise or engender more confusion than electronic flight bags (EFBs), and few venues provide a better opportunity to sort out fact from fiction than here at EBACE. Copenhagen-based International Flight Support (IFS, Stand 2303) is among the exhibitors ready to provide attendees with guidance on EFB solutions.
Pentagon 2000 software users can now get easy, real-time access to Aviall’s (Booth No. 4516) two million catalog items. A new paperless system provides Pentagon users with a direct link to Aviall’s parts network, prices, availability and delivery and also streamlines processes for ordering parts and maintaining and repairing aircraft.
Pilots who are tired of carrying around kilos of paper terminal charts might want visit Jeppesen (Booth No. 336) and SolidFX (Booth No. 898) here at EBACE to check out the SolidFX FX8 and FX10 digital chart readers. The FX8 and wireless connectable FX8-G are the newest paperless-cockpit devices from SolidFX that store and display Jeppesen IFR terminal charts, eliminating the need to carry paper charts.
Owners of electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers sold by Paperless Cockpit are searching for alternative vendors after the Tennessee company went out of business two months ago. “Due to current economic conditions, Paperless Cockpit has ceased all operations,” a recorded message informs callers to the company’s main number.
Owners of electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers sold by Paperless Cockpit are searching for alternative vendors after the Tennessee company abruptly went out of business last month. “Due to current economic conditions Paperless Cockpit has ceased all operations,” a recorded message informs callers to the company’s main number.
About 30 TAG Aviation pilots have made the switch from paper to electrons, replacing the Jeppesen approach chart binders in their business jet cockpits with small, lightweight Fujitsu touch-screen computers.
Although the use of in-cabin wireless networking has grown rapidly since the 1999 release of the IEEE 802.11b Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) standard, wireless networking in the hangar to support maintenance functions has been slow to catch on, mainly for cultural and regulatory reasons.
Rockwell Collins engineers are hard at work ona top-to-bottom overhaul of NetJets’ information management back office, an effort that Collins said will allow the fractional operator to automate its scheduling, maintenance and document update tasks.