Teledyne EFB applications approved for use on Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft in Freebird Airlines fleet

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 19 March 2011. Freebird Airlines, a charter operator out of Turkey, gained operation approval electronic flight bag (EFB) software applications from Teledyne Controls for use on Freebird's fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

Posted by John McHale
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 19 March 2011. Freebird Airlines, a charter operator out of Turkey, gained operation approval electronic flight bag (EFB) software applications from Teledyne Controls for use on Freebird's fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.
The applications will be used on tBagC22 Class 2 EFBs from navAero to streamline Freebird's flight deck operations and facilitate information exchange between onboard EFBs and back office ground-based networks.
Freebird Airlines received approval from the Turkish regulatory agency to operate Teledyne's suite of EFB applications. The suite includes Flight Manager, which provides an integrated operating system for the software suite, as well as Document Viewer, Performance Tool, Weight & Balance, and Forms Manager. Also included in their package is the ground-based LRU Configuration Manager (LCM), which provides EFB configuration control and facilitates bi-directional electronic transfer of data between EFBs and ground systems.
"We are pleased that we received operational approval to use Teledyne's applications on our EFBs," says Capt. Auke van Ginkel, Freebird Airlines' EFB administrator. "We selected Teledyne's EFB applications and sought operational approval to run them on our Class 2 EFB hardware because we liked the software's easy to use interface and navigation. Freebird Airlines also chose Lido e-Route Manual to complete the navigational charts. The combination of Teledyne's applications, Lido’s e-Route Manual and navAero's system sets new standards in Class 2 EFBs, and I believe it is the most advanced and reliable Class 2 EFB flying today."
"Freebird’s ability to obtain the very first operational approval for EFB from the Turkish regulator is a big accomplishment that they will find very beneficial to their EFB flight deck operations," says Mark Collishaw, Teledyne Controls sales and service manager for Southern Europe.
Teledyne's EFB software can be installed on any onboard EFB hardware and increases the EFB's functionality.

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