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Esterline CMC Electronics signs agreement with Star Navigation for aircraft data monitoring


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Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) has recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. CMC and Star will cooperate in the establishment of an integrated, turn-key aircraft data monitoring and reporting system for original equipment manufacturers.


solution is based on CMC’s PilotView Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system
capabilities and Star’s STAR-ISMS In-Flight Safety Monitoring System
software, coupled with applications and aircraft integration services.
CMC will promote the resulting solution to OEMs and select customers
within the air transport and business jet markets as part of its cockpit
system offerings.  

Yeldon, president, Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “Through this
collaboration with Star, we will focus on establishing a more integrated
capability built around our EFB systems, which includes the STAR-ISMS
software, and which could increase flight safety and deliver operational
efficiencies in a variety of applications, such as business jets and
helicopters as well as special missions in the medical, fire fighting
and military fields.”


S. Kapadia, Star’s chief executive officer said: "We’re very excited to
be working with CMC to extend the implementation of our STAR-ISMS
technology. Star sees this agreement with CMC as another step in our
strategy to grow broad aviation industry acceptance for our patented
in-flight data analysis, monitoring and diagnostics system technology.”

PilotView EFB improves productivity by enabling pre-flight planning and
efficient access to up-to-date aircraft documentation, checklists and
flight planning information. PilotView increases situational awareness
in-flight with approach charts, en-route moving map display and
graphical real-time weather information. The PilotView EFB system is
compact and lightweight, with a display/processor unit and aircraft
interface unit that are easy to install in a variety of cockpits where
space is at a premium.

30 STCs are available for the PilotView EFB on aircraft ranging from
the Gulfstream G-IV and G-V to the Bombardier Global Express/5000/XRS.
 PilotView is currently the only Class 2 EFB with factory forward-fit
installation positions at aircraft OEMs. It is offered as a standard
option at Dassault and ATR, and has been selected by Rockwell Collins
for the Bombardier Global platform, by Embraer for the E-170/190 and
Legacy/Lineage programs, by Bombardier for the CRJ700/900/1000 and by
Boeing for the Next-Generation B737 and BBJ aircraft.


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