Airbus and Dell have struck a deal to use Dell Latitude laptops as electronic flight bags (EFB) on A320 family aircraft.
Under the partnership, Dell Latitude laptops will be loaded with Airbus’ FlySmart software and connected to the aircraft’s avionics system. Dell will source, configure and support the devices, which will be available for both forward-fit and retrofit.
“This initial announcement will cover EFB Class-2 solutions for Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft, though the agreement includes scope to extend application to other aircraft types,” Dell OEM Solutions said in a statement.
The devices will support electronic documentation, including manuals, weather information, navigation and airport charts.
Airbus has inked EFB partnerships with Lufthansa Systems and Jeppesen.