SEATTLE, 23 May 2006. Boeing and Jet Airways of Mumbai, India, have entered into an agreement whereby Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag will be installed on 10 new 777-300ER aircraft. Delivery of the planes is set to begin in early 2007. EFB is a core technology in Boeing's vision of an e-Enabled air-transport system in which data, information and knowledge can be shared easily across an aviation enterprise.
Using software developed by Boeing, its Jeppesen subsidiary, and Optimization Technologies, as well as hardware from Astronautics Corp. of America (ACA), the Boeing EFB provide pilots quick access to digital charts and manuals they require.
The Boeing solution provides computing power for adding capabilities, such as enhanced fault reporting and electronic logbook, real-time weather information, en route moving maps, and real-time Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) information. In addition, the open-architecture Class 3 EFB supports third-party software.