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Esterline CMC receives EASA A320 certification

Feb. 18, 2010, Montreal - Esterline CMC Electronics' (CMC) PilotView® Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation provisions on the A320 aircraft.

February 18, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

The STC was
developed by Aeroconseil in Toulouse, France, a leading aircraft modification
and design organization. The launch airline is Air Mediterranée, the number one
French charter airline for mid-haul flights (


Jean-Michel Comtois, Esterline CMC Electronics vice
president, marketing and sales, government and public affairs, said, “
Pilots will appreciate the
added flexibility and functionality that our PilotView EFB brings to the A320
cockpit.  As our Class 2 EFB
operates independently of the certified avionics suite, A320 operators will
have the opportunity to introduce new functionalities to the aircraft.  With the PilotView CMA-1100 EFB, CMC
provides features such as ‘FMS-style’ line select keys, a high-resolution,
fully dimmable display, integrated communication capabilities and DO-160D
qualification. We deliver robust features today with built-in flexibility for
the future.”



PilotView EFB improves productivity by enabling pre-flight planning and
efficient access to up-to-date aircraft documentation, checklists and flight
planning information. PilotView increases situational awareness in-flight with
en-route, approach charts, moving map display and graphical real time weather
information. The PilotView is a compact, lightweight system with a
display/processor unit and aircraft interface unit which are to easy to install
in a variety of cockpits where space is at a premium.  


Eric Sperazza, Aeroconseil director of certification,
aircraft modification and maintenance, underlined the ease and rapidity with
which the EFBs could be installed in the cockpit. “With more than 400
modifications, Aeroconseil has proven that it has the capacity to adapt to
customers’ constraints in terms of lead time and quality of installation.”


Over 24 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB on
aircraft ranging from the Gulfstream GV and GIV to the Bombardier Global
Express/XRS.  PilotView is the
standard OEM Class 2 EFB option at Dassault and ATR, and has been selected by
Rockwell Collins for the Bombardier Global platform, by Embraer for the
E-170/190 program, by Bombardier for the CRJ700/900/1000 and by Boeing for the
Next-Generation B737 and BBJ aircraft. 


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