Esterline CMC Electronics’ PilotView Electronic Flight Bag Granted STC Approval for B737-700 BBJ
(National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ October 9, 2011) Esterline CMC ElectronicsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ (CMC) 10.4 inch Class 2 PilotViewÃ‚Â® Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) installation on the B737-700 BBJ aircraft has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. The STC was earned by ABC Completions of Montreal.
The certification covers a dual PilotView EFB installation enabling paperless cockpit operations, including aircraft data, procedures manuals and interactive electronic charts. As part of the installation, ABC Completions has provided a custom made articulating mount, which places the EFB in the optimum position for comfortable viewing and usage, while maintaining safe operations of all cockpit controls.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Esterline CMC Electronics PilotView EFB is really at the head of its class because it provides the quality and many capabilities of a class 3 system, with the flexibility of a class 2 system,Ã¢â‚¬Â explained Gary Nash, president, ABC Completions.
CMCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s PilotViewÃ‚Â® EFB stays powered during all flight phases and is integrated with a number of aircraft systems, thereby improving application value for pilots, productivity and reducing workload. It features an LED-backlit display delivering enhanced readability in all ambient lighting conditions. The compact, self contained display-processor offers all of the latest processing capabilities available in the PilotViewÃ‚Â® product line.
The PilotView EFB system offers one-touch situational awareness and a best in class, film-on-glass touchscreen for superior readability. Certified for Class 2 and Class 3 usage, PilotView is the electronic flight bag preferred by OEMs. In addition, over 25 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB on aircraft ranging from the Gulfstream GlV/GV, the Bombardier Challenger and Global Express/XRS, to the Boeing 737. PilotView is offered as a standard option by Dassault and ATR, by Embraer for the Legacy 600/650 and E-170/190 programs, by Bombardier for the CRJ700/900/1000, and by Boeing for the Next-Generation B-737s and BBJs.
Esterline CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the aviation and global positioning markets.Ã‚Â CMCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide.Ã‚Â Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois.Ã‚Â CMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL, www.esterline.com), a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.Ã‚Â Esterline employs over 11,000Ã‚Â people worldwide.