EasyJet has signed a deal with Rockwell Collins to develop a Category 2 electronic flight bag (EFB) system for the airline's Boeing 737 fleet, which will see it become the first low-cost carrier to fit such a device across a fleet type. Rockwell's eFlight information management system and Aircraft Management Technologies' (AMT) Flightman software will be used as the EFB's platform. Deliveries will begin this year, with the bespoke system to be fully installed by 2007. AMT's third version of Flightman includes a communications module that allows multiple aircraft communications channels such as Ku-band, Swift 64 and ACARS to link with a number of datalinks.

Source: Flight International