Electronic flight bag-based integrated aircraft data monitoring to be provided by CMC and Star Navigation

MONTREAL, 27 Jan. 2011. Esterline CMC Electronics signed a memorandum of agreement with Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. to establish an integrated aircraft data monitoring and reporting system based on CMC's PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) system and Star's STAR-ISMS In-Flight Safety Monitoring System software, coupled with applications and aircraft integration services. CMC will promote the solution to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and select users within the air transport and business jet markets as part of its cockpit system offerings.

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MONTREAL, 27 Jan. 2011. Esterline CMC Electronics signed a memorandum of agreement with Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. to establish an integrated aircraft data monitoring and reporting system based on CMC's PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) system and Star's STAR-ISMS In-Flight Safety Monitoring System software, coupled with applications and aircraft integration services. CMC will promote the solution to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and select users within the air transport and business jet markets as part of its cockpit system offerings.
"Through this collaboration with Star, we will focus on establishing a more integrated capability built around our EFB systems, which includes the STAR-ISMS software, and which could increase flight safety and deliver operational efficiencies in a variety of applications, such as business jets and helicopters as well as special missions in the medical, fire fighting ,and military fields," says Greg Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics.
CMC's PilotView EFB improves productivity by enabling pre-flight planning and efficient access to up-to-date aircraft documentation, checklists, and flight planning information. It increases situational awareness in-flight with approach charts, en-route moving map display and graphical real-time weather information. The EFB system is compact and lightweight, with a display/processor unit and aircraft interface unit that are easy to install in a variety of cockpits.
More than 30 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB on aircraft ranging from the Gulfstream G-IV and G-V to the Bombardier Global Express/5000/XRS. PilotView is currently the only Class 2 EFB with factory forward-fit installation positions at aircraft OEMs. It is offered as a standard option at Dassault and ATR, and has been selected by Rockwell Collins for the Bombardier Global platform, by Embraer for the E-170/190 and Legacy/Lineage programs, by Bombardier for the CRJ700/900/1000, and by Boeing for the Next-Generation B737 and BBJ aircraft.
STAR-ISMS features in-flight data analysis, monitoring and diagnostics with a real-time connection between aircraft and ground.

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