Spirent has chosen Paris to launch its lightweight digital AvVantage 'flight bag'. The unit is based on a compact, strengthened PC-based computer, giving the user easy access to information without the added weight of paper documentation.

AvVantage provides integrated software applications through an easy-to-use interface, allowing instant access to approach and navigation charts. It also includes Spirent¹s Onboard Performance System (OPS) and Pilot Fault Reporting, a document browser capable of displaying flight operations manuals, minimum equipment lists, federal aviation regulations, flight plans, and Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs).


"We have gathered several inputs from the pilot community, and will continue to do so as the product evolves," says Phil Benedict, Executive Vice President of Spirent Systems - Aerospace Solutions in Hall 1, Stand F30. "Since we have developed the system in an open systems environment, the software architecture lends itself to easy and cost effective modification and expansion.

"At the end of the day, the system must work like a pilot works, providing quicker and easier access to the information a pilot needs to assist in the decision making process."

Source: Flight Daily News