Geneva, Switzerland – May 14, 2012 – StandardAero’s Associated Air Center (AAC) announced today that it has successfully completed the incorporation of a Service Bulletin (SB) and kit for a Class 3 Electronic Fight Bag (EFB) on a Next-Generation 737 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) VIP type aircraft.
Capitalizing upon broad and unique experience brought by Boeing, Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) and Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, the CMC EFB system design reflects the best of both Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) insight and aftermarket innovation. The CMC EFB system has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) ST02992CH and ST03006CH and is an OEM-supported retrofit solution for commercial, charter and private, operators, including BBJ, with the added benefit of being available as a production line-installed system with the same look, feel and functionality. EASA STC approval is expected in mid-2012.
AAC worked directly with the Boeing, CMC and Carlisle Interconnect Technologies engineering teams on the early provisions installation STC and the latest LRU installation and activation STC. The collaboration between the engineering teams reflects the depth of the relationship AAC has with the three premier aerospace companies.
Both STCs were completed at the AAC Love Field facility during the aircraft’s scheduled maintenance visits.
This first-time Boeing-CMC EFB SB installation was accomplished on a BBJ 737-700IGW operated by National Jets Inc. AAC performed the initial interior completion installation on the National Jets Inc. BBJ back in 2001and has since become the trusted maintenance provider for this aircraft.
An EFB is an electronic information-management device that helps flight crews perform flight planning and management tasks more easily and efficiently. It is a purpose-built computing platform intended to reduce or replace paper-based reference material often found in the pilot’s carry-on flight bag, including the aircraft operating manual, fight crew operating manual, and navigational charts (including moving map for ground operations).
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.