Astronautics selected to upgrade Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) for Air France Boeing 777 and 787 fleet

Astronautics exhibiting BP5’s ease of retrofit, quick application launch times, and platform improvements to airlines at the AEEC EFB Users Forum in Madrid.  Astronautics EFB Air France
Astronautics exhibiting BP5’s ease of retrofit, quick application launch times, and platform improvements to airlines at the AEEC EFB Users Forum in Madrid.

Upgraded electronic flight bags will provide additional capabilities, improved reliability, and lower operating costs to Air France’s 777 and 787 aircraft

MADRID, SPAIN – November 5, 2019– Astronautics Corporation of America is providing Air France upgraded Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) on the airline’s fleet of Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft.  The contract includes upgrading 48 Air France 777s and six 787s.

The upgraded EFBs on both aircraft will improve pilot interface and provide growth to mobile connectivity. Due to faster processors and other improvements, the upgraded hardware will provide faster application launches, reduced computation times, and faster database loading.  Additionally, the drop-in upgrades require no installation downtime, changes to wiring, power, cooling, or the avionics rack.

The EFB upgrade on Air France’s fleet will also improve overall reliability while lowering total cost of ownership with minimal maintenance costs.

“Air France was impressed by the current Astronautics EFBs installed on the Boeing 787 and as a result, Air France decided to upgrade all 777s and 787s with the latest hardware available for each aircraft type,” said Ed Callahan, Astronautics’ director of connected aircraft solutions.  “These EFB upgrades will continue to provide Air France the reliability of the installed EFB system while also providing them future growth options such as integrating mobile technology into the flight deck.”

Astronautics’ EFB is standard fit on the Boeing 787 airplane and a standard option on the Boeing 777 airplane.

To learn more about the benefits and capabilities of Astronautics’ EFBs, visit Astronautics during the AEEC EFB Users Forum (Table 21).

Astronautics Corporation of America

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of secure avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored solutions to help clients achieve mission success.  Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.  For more: www.astronautics.com.

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