Signature of a modification retrofit contract for 777 and A380 fleets.
Dubai, 03 February 2016 - Emirates has turned to AFI KLM E&M to develop a certified cockpit mount installation for its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Tablet equipment. EFBs centralize all an aircraft's flight and ground information documentation for pilots on a touchscreen tablet computer used in the cockpit. AFI KLM E&M has undertaken to engineer the cockpit integration of the EFB tablet specified by Emirates, including installation design, ergonomic, and certification of the mounts and cradle system. The retrofit solution will be available to support the Airline's fleets of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s for a current total of over 200 aircraft.
The Retrofit Experts
In signing this contract, AFI KLM E&M has demonstrated its excellence to support EFB systems. As explains Jean-Michel Picard, VP Sales Middle-East & Africa for AFI KLM E&M: "The expertise of our Avionics engineering teams is rooted in their in-depth knowledge of EFB installation solutions developed for Air France. This was essential to win the competitive tender campaign organised by Emirates for this retrofit. AFI KLM E&M had been supporting Emirates for many years with various engineering services, including cabin modifications and components services. We are very glad that this new selection by Emirates contributes to this long term relationship".
Dubai-based Emirates is the largest international airline and has won over 400 international awards for the excellence of its services. Emirates operate an ultra-modern fleet of over 230 Airbus and Boeing aircraft and currently operate flights to 150 destinations in 81 countries, with over 1,500 flights taking off from Dubai each week. The financial year ending 31 March 2015 was the 27th consecutive year of profits for the airline and saw a record increase in capacity and major investments across in airline's operations.