Posted by John McHale
SUNDSVALL, Sweden, 5 Nov. 2010. navAero announced that their t-Bag C22electronic flight bag (EFB) system has been issued an EASA Supplemental Type Certification for the Challenger 601. The STC was executed by RUAG Aviation Berne, Switzerland under their DOA certification. The STC has been achieved as a major change and provides for a dual installation of the navAero t-Bag C22EFB system with cross-CPU Ethernet connections and ARINC 429 connectivity that affords the EFBs with the ability to collect GPS information for the depiction of aircraft own-ship position on 3rd party software applications. The ARINC 429 connectivity was achieved through the use of the navAero developed ARINC 429 connection and protection system that was first deployed in 2008 as a part of the navAero B757-200/400 STC for launch customer, Continental Airlines. The deployed EFB system for the Challenger 601 STC also incorporates the use of the navAero t-Pad 1500 display which affords view angles and liquid crystal display luminance of 1,000 NITS (1000cd/m2 progressively dimmable to 0cd/m2). "Aircraft operators want enhanced aircraft connectivity for the deployment of sophisticated applications like those that depict own-ship position," says Simone Giordano, vice president of customer operations at navAero. "This highly integrated certification defines the path for future navAero STC initiatives. This STC achievement also expands navAero's business aviation market presence -- as this certification for the Challenger 601 joins the business aircraft STCs that navAero has been awarded for the Challenger 604/605 and the Embraer 145 Legacy. The cooperation and collaboration we experienced with RUAG was outstanding which allowed for the successful achievement of the STC to be realized on-time and on-budget."