Airbus and Dell OEM Solutions Launch Electronic Flight Bag Service

  Airbus and Dell OEM Solutions Launch Electronic Flight Bag Service

  *Dell OEM Solutions to manage integration and configuration of Dell
    Latitude laptops for FlySmart with Airbus “Class-2” Electronic Flight Bag
  *Dell OEM Solutions will source, configure, and support the solution for
    Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft in both forward-fit and retrofit scenarios
  *Agreement reinforces Dell’s commitment to aviation industry; will benefit
    Airbus aircraft operators

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ROUND ROCK, Texas -- May 08, 2013

Dell OEM Solutions has partnered with Airbus to support A320 Family airliner
operators worldwide by providing an end-to-end Electronic Flight Bag (EFB*)
solution supported by Dell Latitude solutions. Dell laptops, which adhere to
strict regulatory standards, will be pre-loaded with FlySmart with Airbus
software and installed as Class-2** EFB equipment. This EFB approach
eliminates the need to carry paper based flight documentation while digitizing
information in a way that supports local specifications. 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.

“Airbus is dedicated to helping airlines enhance the profitability of their
fleets by working with industry experts like Dell OEM to deliver the best
possible solution,” said Didier Lux, Airbus Executive Vice President of
Customer Services. “Pilots will soon benefit from the very latest portable IT
technology for viewing and interacting with their key documentation and
information during all stages of the flight. Furthermore, this powerful and
robust EFB solution will add value and increase efficiency to their daily

“Dell OEM’s ability to deliver customizable, best-in-class solutions designed
to meet unique business goals is crucial to our customers. Our market insight,
flexibility and speed differentiate us from other Tier One manufacturers and
integrators,” said Joyce Mullen, vice president and general manager OEM
Solutions at Dell. “Our relationship with Airbus further cements our
commitment to the aviation industry and our agility in delivering and
supporting the EFB solution to Airbus customers globally re-enforces the
strength and efficiency of our global supply chain.”

The agreement with Dell showcases Airbus’ shared commitment to continued
innovation. This Class-2 EFB solution supported by Airbus and Dell OEM allows
airline operators to connect Dell Latitude laptops to the aircraft cockpit via
a certified connection. Moreover, the device can be used at any point during
the flight to access performance applications, electronic documentation of the
airline’s manuals, weather information, navigation and airport charts. As well
as ensuring the overall physical robustness required for a cockpit operational
environment, Dell’s Latitude EFB solution also complies with strict aviation
regulations and offers dependable security and in-depth data and
device-management options.

Notes for Editors:

* An “EFB” is an electronic system for viewing and interacting with flight
crew functions which have previously been accomplished using paper references
(operating manuals, performance calculations, navigation charts).

** A “Class-2” EFB takes the form of a portable laptop which is connectable to
aircraft’s avionics systems and power supply via a docking station. As such,
this EFB classification means that it need not be permanently built into the
cockpit’s console. Rather, the pilots can disconnect it from the aircraft,
take it with them when leaving the aircraft and continue working with the data
to prepare for the next flight.

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