Business

January 16, 2013

Boeing offers new Electronic Flight Bag software for any EFB hardware

Boeing announced Jan. 15 that Air France will deploy Boeing EFB system software on their 747-400 fleet in the second quarter of 2013.

This is the first Boeing software solution designed to work on third-party Class 2 hardware, already used extensively at Air France. The ability to have a common EFB look and feel across an airline’s entire fleet, regardless of EFB hardware provider, provides airlines with significant operational savings.

“The use of Boeing EFB software on third-party hardware allows us to upgrade our older aircraft affordably and operate them more efficiently. We appreciate that with Boeing, we get not only industry-leading information services solutions, but also a dedicated focus on our unique business needs,” said Jacques Verriere, vice president, Flight Operations Engineering for Air France.

Boeing’s previous EFB offerings were paired hardware and software solutions. The software-only offering is the result of a transformation in Boeing’s EFB strategy.
“Our customers tell us that our EFB solutions are the best on the market. However, given the ever-accelerating pace of change in technology and the wide variety of our customers’ business needs, we have begun offering a wide array of flexible solutions,” said John Maggiore, director of Airline Performance Management, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “That’s how we strive to offer our customers the Boeing Edge.”

The new EFB software solution is one of many ñ both traditional and mobile ñ that Boeing is developing in partnership with customers as it delivers on its digital airline strategy: helping airlines connect data, information, people and technology across the enterprise to create efficiencies and make the best possible business decisions.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy graphic

Lockheed Martin conducts flight tests of aircraft laser turret for DARPA

AFRL photograph The Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control turret that Lockheed Martin is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory has completed initial flight testing. T...
 
 

Lockheed Martin advances live, virtual, constructive training in flight test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jvXmOW8L3mU Lockheed Martin successfully tested a new solution for integrated live, virtual and constructive training during a flight demonstration at the company’s Aeronautics facility in Fort Worth, Texas. During the flight test, a pilot flying in a live F-16 engaged in a synthetic training exercise with a pilot flying as wing...
 
 

Raytheon begins full rate production on TALON Laser Guided Rockets

Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon, Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. “Full rate production of the TALON LGR is a significant milestone for...
 

 

Advanced Photonix awarded contract for U.S. Navy missile weapons program

Advanced Photonix, Inc.® announced Sept. 15 that it has received a contract worth approximately $1,600,000 from a leading military contractor, which acts as a prime supplier for the U.S. Navy’s Guided Missile Weapon System. The contract is for a custom photodiode and is expected to be completed within the next 18 months, and payment is...
 
 

U.S. Air Force expands RQ-4 Global Hawk fleet

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry sophisticated imaging and electronic signals sensor...
 
 

U.S. Navy awards General Dynamics $234 million for nuclear-sub support work

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $234 million contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. The contract has a total potential value of $1.5 billion over five years if all options are exercised. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>