November 5, 2007 --[ASDWire]-- navAero t•BagC2² computer and display hardware has been chosen as the EFB flight deck hardware by Continental Airlines to equip the carrier’s B757 and B767 fleets.
Continental made the choice for the navAero Class 2 EFB solution for the superior operational functionalities and retrofit cost savings they will realize through the deployment of t•BagC2² hardware technology.
“The EFB will help us run more efficiently,” said Fred Abbott, Continental’s vice president flight operations. “We chose to partner with NavAero on this important strategic initiative because they provide us with a product which has unlimited growth potential. The NavAero EFB allows us to meet one of our highest priorities which is to provide the airport moving map application to our pilots."
Dual installations of the navAero t•BagC2² hardware systems will be installed on the B757 200/300 and B767 200/400 flight-decks. Certification for these airframes is being executed by navAero. As a Class II device, the navAero tBagTMC22 system is suitable for use during all phases of flight.
Deployments on Continental Airlines fleets will start during calendar year 2008. EFB installations are scheduled to commence in Q1 2008, and it is anticipated that these fleets will be fully deployed and operational by early 2009.
Ken Crowhurst, navAero Executive Vice President, stated: “We are extremely excited to have industry icon, Continental Airlines, as the newest member of our fast- growing list of airlines who have seen navAero’s technology as the way-to-go for EFB hardware. We are providing a robust yet cost-effective solution that meets the most demanding environmental as well as ROI standards. And for our customers, that means they are getting an affordable business tool that can help them improve productivity and operating efficiency through access to data on a platform they can depend upon. Our customers choose the applications that makes sense for their business mission – we are simply the technology enabler that gives them the ability to have their needs fulfilled.”
navAero is the leader in developing and commercializing cost effective electronic flight bag products. navAero, Inc. is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois USA. For further information, visit the navAero website at www.navaero.com
Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 144 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 67 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.
For the fourth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2007 list of World's Most Admired Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication's 2007 America's Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Best Airline Based in North America" for the fourth year in a row, and "Best Executive/Business Class" for the fifth consecutive year. For more company information, visit www.continental.com.
Company InformationKen Crowhurst
Executive Vice President