Flight International online news 10:00GMT: TAAG Angola Airlines will install Boeing Class 3 electronic flight bags (EFBs) in its newly ordered 737-700 and 777-200ER aircraft.


The airline will be the first African carrier to use the Class 3 EFB in commercial service, says Boeing, which will begin delivery of the two 777s and four 737s in the third quarter of 2006.

TAAG will also be the first carrier to use this category of EFB across fleet types.

“We are excited to have the Boeing EFB installed on our new 777s and 737s,” says TAAG executive VP operations Machado Jorge in a statement. “We believe that these leading-edge aircraft will help us operate with much higher levels of safety and efficiency, and launching the EFB in Africa will make us that much more efficient.”

Boeing’s EFB uses hardware supplied by Astronautics and software developed by the US manufacturer and its subsidiary Jeppesen.


Source: Flight International