Posted by Skyler Frink
CHARLOTTE, N.C., 30, Nov., 2011. Monarch Airlines Limited has selected Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) to provide SmartDisplay® Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) for its Airbus A300, A320, A321 and A330 aircraft. Monarch has completed initial installation of the system on an A321 and conducted a successful 2-month in-service demonstration period. SmartDisplay EFBs will be rolled-out across the Airlines' remaining Airbus fleet with planned retrofit completion by the second quarter 2012. Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems team in Burnsville, Minn. is producing the systems and performing integration activities.
In addition to providing EFB system certification services for each aircraft type, Goodrich will provide two Goodrich SmartDisplay EFB units, ARINC 828-compliant aircraft interface devices and Carlisle Interconnect Technologies EZMount® display mounts and installation kits for each aircraft. This EFB portfolio, known as Goodrich's cockpit data management system, provides connectivity to aircraft data networks and systems, allowing Monarch to maximize EFB utility. The upgradeable system could also enable the airline to run emerging "Type C" EFB applications in the future, such as controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) and ADS-B in-cockpit display of traffic information (CDTI).
The Goodrich SmartDisplay EFB combines both the computer and display in one unit, and is the centerpiece of its cockpit data management system. This customizable product suite allows flight crews, flight ops, maintenance departments, and IT staff to manage the flow of multiple sources of electronic information to and from the aircraft, enabling the aircraft to become an extension of an airline's IT system. Its EFBs are certified for numerous platforms, including the Airbus A320, A330, and A340; Boeing 737 (Classic and Next-Generation), 747-400, 777, and MD-11; Bombardier CRJ700/900 and Global Express; Embraer 170 and 190; and Sukhoi Superjet 100.