Thu, 7 January 2016

Singapore Airlines to Upgrade Electronic Flight Bags on Boeing 777 Fleet

Singapore Airlines has decided to upgrade its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft with Astronautics Corporation of America's Block Point 4 (BP4) Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).

The EFB is a form-fit-function replacement for the existing Astronautics BP3 EFBs on SIA's Boeing 777s and can be installed overnight.

"There are no changes to wiring or power requirements, no changes to the avionics rack or cooling requirements, and just minimal training required for pilots and maintenance personnel. This upgrade will give SIA a common configuration across its 777 fleet and is readily compatible with airline operating systems and infrastructure," said Larry Levine, vice president, Business Development, Airlines and OEMs.

The newer EFB will enable the storage of more information including detailed charts, maps, documents and databases, allowing Singapore Airlines to enhance aircraft performance and improve operational efficiency.

"Additionally, the enhancements made to the BP4 EFB have provided a significant improvement to the mean time between failures (MTBF) making it one of the most reliable avionics systems fielded today, reducing total operating costs by over 50% for an airline," added Mr. Levine.

Deliveries of the Astronautics BP4 EFBs to SIA began in early December. 

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