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EFB @ SkyWest, US Air, Southwest

KickItOut

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The FAA will shell out $600,000 to jump start the EFB programs at these airlines.

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It says SkyWest Airlines so that probably means ASA won't get it.
 

amcnd

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SkyWest already has one airplane with it installed, but deactivated. They got it certified. The only hang-up was the cash. We will see.....
 

spudskier

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well if they hadn't sunk all their cash into Brazil...

sidenote: Pres/CEO of ASA has stated in the past he wants EFBs (all other wants have come to pass, i.e. ACARS) and his hope is that all pilots have to bring to work (besides the overnight bag) is a headset, no more books
 

sstearns2

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The brazil deal is tiny compared with the cash the jerry has stashed away.

The EFB install looks pretty nice. They go in place of the side clipboard.

Scott
 

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The hang up is regarding the 10-9. OO wants it without the 10-9 feature....company won't sell it without.

W
 

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why would they want it w/ out the 10-9? Just a cost issue? Then we would still have to carry around a book of all the 10-9s.
 

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and no place to clip them too.








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Dubya

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why would they want it w/ out the 10-9? Just a cost issue? Then we would still have to carry around a book of all the 10-9s.

I think (scary) that it has an aircraft position feature on the 10-9 that the FAA won't certify so they don't want to pay for something they can't use.

W
 

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I don't know if it's a good idea to be an early adopter with any technology. You'll just end up like the geeks who line up to pay $599 for an iphone when now you get much better for a third of the price. I would like the abilty to check email, play games and surf porn on any EFB installed.
 

crj567

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I don't know if it's a good idea to be an early adopter with any technology. You'll just end up like the geeks who line up to pay $599 for an iphone when now you get much better for a third of the price. I would like the abilty to check email, play games and surf porn on any EFB installed.

Mmmmmm......Porn!
 

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Russ

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I think (scary) that it has an aircraft position feature on the 10-9 that the FAA won't certify so they don't want to pay for something they can't use.

That was the FAA position at one time, in the programs nascent stages. It no longer is. Don't take it from me as I'm a lowly LCA, talk to DM. If your in a postion to make any comments about the program as an informed source, then you'll know who the initials belong to. DM is the FO contact with the FAA on the program.
 

WSurf

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Piedmont is getting EFB's? Wow! That will be the most high tech thing in the Dash.
 

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I can just see the EFB's getting smashed behind the seat with all the coffee stained, coverless, page-missing manuals. There is not even a good place to put our speed charts nevermind a delicate EFB.
 
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