Problem

Airlines have deployed  Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) tablet computers into the cockpits to reduce the workload of the pilot.  However the benefits of these assets are limited by not having a connection to  the aircraft avionics systems. 

Solution

The Connected FMS provides a Tablet Interface solution (CFMS) for GE’s broadly deployed FMS. The CFMS allows airlines and application providers to develop tablet applications that can interface with the aircraft FMS through a well defined, easy to use , secure and safe developers kit. 

Features
  • Enables EFB Tablet and Ground Applications to interface with the FMS
  • Enables 3rd party applications to access aircraft data via secured link
  • Enables value added applications for the Pilot and Dispatcher
  • Access real-time  and post-flight aircraft flight data
  • Supports iOS and Windows OS Applications
  • Software Developer Kit (SDK) provides Application Programming  Interface (API)  and development Stations
Benefits
  • Enables flight path optimization, improved situational awareness and pilot work load reducing applications
  • Ability to update Flight Plans via tablet Applications
  • Enables access to data for Post-Flight data analytics
  • Lower Application development costs via SDK API and development station