EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 2 May 2010. Officials of Freebird Airlines in Istanbul, Turkey, needed software applications to run on the electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware installed in the charter carrier's fleet of Airbus A320/A321 passenger jets. They found the EFB software from Teledyne Controls in El Segundo, Calif.
For their electronic flight bag software, Freebird chose Teledyne's Flight Manager, which provides an integrated operating system for the software suite; Document Viewer, Performance Tool; Weight & Balance; Forms Viewer; and the ground-based LRU Configuration Manager (LCM), which helps with bi-directional electronic data transfer between airborne EFBs and ground systems to access and manage important documents on the flight deck.
Teledyne’s software applications are to streamline Freebird’s flight deck operations and facilitate information exchange between onboard EFBs and back office ground-based networks.
“Teledyne’s wide range of applications enable us to do more than just manage documentation electronically," explains Captain Auke van Ginkel, the performance manager and EFB administrator at Freebird Airlines.
"We are gaining more functions, such as aircraft performance calculations, weight and balance calculations, an anti de-icing tool, text messaging, and we can transfer software upgrades and navigation databases from our ground station to our EFBs with the LCM application,” van Ginkel says.