Emirates Airline Selects Goodrich Electronic Flight Bags
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Press release date: June 17, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17 / / Paris Air Show - Emirates Airline has selected Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) to provide laptop docking station Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) systems for its complete fleet of Boeing 747, 777 and Airbus A310, A330 and A340 aircraft. The system includes Goodrich's EFB display and laptop docking station hardware as well as EFB software. Goodrich will provide system design, development, complete integration and Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for each aircraft type. Deliveries of retrofit systems will begin shortly after receiving STC, expected later this year.
"Goodrich is the first to market avionics-grade, laptop docking station EFB systems and we're proud to have Emirates as one of our first customers for this system," stated Jan Mathiesen, Vice President, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems. "As a leader in innovation, we're committed to developing solutions for airlines to satisfy the growing need to use laptop computers in the flight deck. Laptop docking station EFB systems give airlines greater flexibility in implementing newer, faster computing platforms into operations as computing speed and memory performance increase," he added.
The Goodrich laptop docking station EFB system is designed specifically for an aerospace environment and includes two sunlight-readable, high-resolution, touch-screen displays, two laptop docking stations and an installation kit. The system allows the flight crew to use laptop computers via an EFB display for applications during all phases of flight. EFB laptop docking stations provide certified aircraft power, ARINC 429 communication and ethernet and USB interfaces between aircraft systems and the laptop computers. They also provide a high-resolution video output signal to the EFB display.
Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems provides a broad range of systems to the aerospace industry worldwide including SmartProbe(TM) air data systems, Electronic Flight Bag systems, security and surveillance systems, fuel measurement and management systems, health and usage management systems, ice detection and protection systems, and rescue hoists and cargo winches.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit http://www.goodrich.com/.
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