Electronics Production | November 27, 2009
navAero supplies electronic flight bag to Brazilian airline GOL
navAero is to supply their Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system to the Latin American airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes.
The EFB contract is a part of GOL’s implementation of an advanced program for a fleet-wide technology system of ACARS-through-Iridium reporting and management of their messages. The navAero EFB hardware will allow the airline to use the EFBs for data storage of currently used paper manuals that are carried on all flights. The integrated technology/communications solutions will begin deployment in early 2010. “This type of communications platform anticipates future trends for airspace management”, states Captain Fernando Rockert de Magalhaes, Technical Vice President of GOL. “It will become increasingly common for communications between cockpit, flight coordination in airlines and air traffic controllers to be made by a number of text messages, and our implementation of this EFB and ACARS-through-Iridium will bring communications and technical advantages to the safety and cost management for our operations.”