SUNDSVALL, Sweden, 6 May 2009. – Air Italy officials chose navAero t-BagC22 computer and display systems as the Class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB) flight deck hardware to equip their B737, B757, and B767 fleets.
"Our choice was clear in selecting the navAero Class 2 EFB system." says Capt. Sala, Air Italy EFB Pilot Project, navigation & technical operations manager. "Their technology will provide Air Italy with cost effective EFB systems to run the software we need on our flight decks to help us increase our operational efficiencies. We are developing an application suite that will integrate various IT resources – and with the built-in connectivity that the navAero EFB system has, we will be able to realize improved communication efficiency throughout our entire company infrastructure".
Dual networked installations of the navAero t-BagC22 hardware systems – featuring built-in HSDPA/UMTS/GRPS/EDGE connectivity – will be installed on the B737 300/700, B757-200, and B767-200/300 flight decks. The navAero EFB configuration includes the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and ARINC 429 connection. navAero is performing certification on the airframes.
Deployment on the Air Italy fleets will start this year. Flying trials are scheduled to commence shortly, and it is anticipated that these fleets will be fully deployed and operational by the end of the year.
"We are providing an affordable and robust solution that meets both the most demanding environmental requirements and airline operators ROI demands," says Simone Giordano," navAero spokeperson. "For our customers, that means they can get an affordable business tool that can help them improve productivity and operating efficiency – either using available 3rd party software or developing their own application suites to meet their specific needs."
Air Italy is a new Milan-Malpensa based airline that has ended its forth business year flying together with its subsidiaries Euromediterranean Airline and AirItaly Polska, operating respectively in Egypt and Poland.