Fri, Apr 16, 2004
Courier Pilots Testing Product, Company In Contract
Negotiations With Four Airlines
By ANN Correspondent Juan Jimenez
Just a few days ago
during our AEA coverage, we told you about NavAero's new t*Bag C2
electronic flight bag product, which at the time was estimated to
receive FAA approval by June of this year. The system consists of a
control box that is permanently mounted on the aircraft, an
interconnect box and a touch-screen display that mounts in the
According to company Public Relations official Ms. Cheryl De
Filippo, the product is still on schedule for its first STC in
June. In addition to that, however, there's other exciting news
about this new flight bag product.
According to Ms.
Filippo, the t*Bag C2 is in the middle of heavy flight testing by
FedEx pilots on a variety of company aircraft.
The courier company is evaluating the product to replace the
heavy and cumbersome flight bags that pilots must carry in order to
operate on national and international routes.
In addition to FedEx, the US Air Force and Army also have t*Bag
C2 electronic flight bags on the way for evaluation in both
helicopter and ground support/cargo applications.
In addition to all of this, Ms. De Filippo said that the company
is currently in contract negotiations to install the t*Bag C2 on
the aircraft fleets of four airline companies in the US and abroad,
which she could not identify due to the ongoing nature of the
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