Condor Lands with navAero For Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag
18 Feb 2011
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SUNDSVALL, SWEDEN, February 18, 2011 — Condor Flugdienst, headquarted in Kelsterbach, Germany, announced today the selection of navAero to supply the t_Bag™C22 Electronic Flight Bag system for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 757-300 and B767-300ER aircrafts.
After a successful implementation fleet test in one of the airline’s B757 during fourth quarter 2010, the navAero EFB performance exceed the expectations of Condor’s management team as to the system’s reliability and functionality. Condor will begin fleet installations for their B757 and B767 aircrafts beginning in March, 2011.
The navAero Class 2 EFB flight deck hardware chosen by Condor will include the t_Pad 1500 10.4” display. The navAero EFB CPU will configured with the navAero-designed UMTS/HSDPA/3G cellular communications module which enables on-ground data transfer. Condor will deploy their own application suite with a wireless data manager. The airline will also be using the EFB platform for viewing document as well as displaying aeronautical charts as provided by the LIDO eROUTE MANAGER charting application
“Condor is committed to being at the forefront of using technology to improve the safety and efficiency of our operations.” stated Mr. Gunnar Schmidt, Post Holder Flight Operations, Condor. “Our three-month in-use trial evaluation of the navAero EFB system clearly showed us that theirs is the right technology solution for our airline. We were able to remove the 50kg Navkit, which allowed us to realize increased fuel savings all of which helped us toward meeting our corporate goal of reducing our carbon footprint. All in all, the navAero solution demonstrated its ability to meet all our financial and technological requirements that will give us the means by which we can deploy the right blend of applications we need to meet our business goals.”
navAero spokesperson, Simone Giordano, VP Customer Operations, stated “We welcomed Condor’s challenge for an in-flight, real-world evaluation of our EFB technology. The navAero legacy with B757 and B767 operators deployed with our EFB system showed Condor the true reliability and versatility of our highly affordable technology offering. We are extremely excited in welcoming Condor into our growing family of forwarding-thinking airlines who have not only embraced Class 2 technology but have clearly seen the navAero difference as to what a purposefully-built Class 2 system can provide.
navAero is the industry leader in developing and commercializing cost effective electronic flight bag products for the airline industry. navAero AB is headquartered in Sundsvall, Sweden. Sales, marketing, certification and technical support for the Western Hemisphere is based in Miami, Florida, USA. navAero encourages operators to contact us for complete information about our EFB technology and the available STCs for our solutions. For further information, visit the navAero website at www.navaero.com or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The German airline, Condor Flugdienst GmbH, was established in 1956 and continues as one of the leading carriers to over 90 destinations worldwide. Condor’s fleet of 34 Aircraft includes Airbus 320, Boeing 757-300 and Boeing 767-300. Parent company of Condor is the Thomas Cook Group Plc. For more information, visit www.condor.com.
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