Why flyTab iPad EFB?

The flyTab iPad EFB is the definitive Class 2 iPad EFB solution, specifically designed with commercial air carriers and Part 25 aircraft operators in mind. Providing far more than a simple user interface, the flyTab suite of products and available installations allows any airline or operator to affordably integrate FOQA/FDM and other enterprise applications while lowering operating costs, reduce compliance risk and fees, and enhance dispatch reliability while increasing crewmember situational awareness so that the entire organization from cockpit to corporate can be more informed and more efficient decision makers. If your operations have or are currently considering iPad as a Class 1 EFB stop limiting your capabilities and minimizing your ROI and ask yourself, “What can class 2 do for me?” flyTab is the only Class 2 EFB solution for Apple iPad devices in the world which features full aircraft integration and intrinsic modular support for one-to-one iPad deployments by allowing pilots and flight departments to deploy the iPad EFB in a “walk-on / walk-off” configuration. flyTab EFB features an average ROI of less than 12 months and is the perfect balance of technology, form, fit, function and cost. And with the available flyTab Software Developers Kit (SDK), airlines, OEMs and aircraft manufacturers can easily develop, deploy and support a full catalogue of embedded applications and enterprise tool for iOS with rapid and low-cost deployment cycles using Apple design standards for iOS applications while ensuring aviation human factors standards aren’t compromised by sluggish designs!

flyTab Platform Benefits

The primary benefit of the flyTab Dual Class 2 iPad EFB solution is that of total value, value being an amalgam of the multitude of combined benefits of the flyTab platform. In the case of any EFB solution, value is a measurement of, “how much you got for what it cost you.” ASIG believes that true value of any EFB solution is defined not by the hardware and other installed equipage but by the applications and functions resident in the total platform. As second tier tablet based EFB products built by traditional Class 2 and 3 EFB manufacturers begin to enter the broader aviation marketplace, they remain very expensive offerings, which are designed to extend their legacy products viability by means of an “add on” to their traditional EFB product platforms. In fact, in order to mate tablets with legacy systems, operators must first equip with those base systems, then add the additional cost of those manufacturer’s iPad or other tablet system interface components. This approach tablet enableing is neither efficient or cost effective – this is where ASIG and the flyTab consortium’s philosophy and approach to the market differ dramatically.

flyTab is an exceptional value; and, while the lowest cost option may be, but is not always, the best value, the flyTab Class 2 iPad EFB system platform is because it is far more than just a traditional EFB. Industry knows that successful implementation of an EFB comes by the operators ability to satisfy not only flight ops requirements, but also their ability to meet the financial, technical services, shareholder and all other internal constituencies through a thorough evaluation of all integration options including price, performance, features, quality, reliability, maintainability and scalability to determine what the best value for their fleet/operation/use case is.

ASIG believes that the flyTab platform products are easily the best value in the industry today for iPad EFB integration and Apple, airlines as well as the the FAA and other CAA’s across the globe happen to agree with us as evidenced by flyTab’s numerous airworthiness approvals issued for the flyTab suite of products. We break the flyTab platform benefits/advantages into three primary categories:

1. Price – Operators can enter EFB operations in less than $25K investment in equipment per aircraft for a complete dual EFB solution.

2. Scalability – there are flyTab configurations for iPad 2, 3, 4, Air and Mini models. Further, the “future proof” design of the flyTab system ensures that that as Apple changes the iPad form factor in years to come, they are able to continue to use the flyTab system platform and airworthiness approvals without costly re-certification of components or installations

3. Customizable – Unlike legacy OEM EFB products, flyTab is 100% end-user customizable. ASIG’s flyTab SDK ensures that airlines, third party developers and other operators have total control over the like and type of applications they want, need, for their unique solutions requirements. This allows for more than simple position awareness and offers total “aircraft awareness.” No other iPad EFB provider offers this capability with advanced features like the flyTab SDK “widgets” that accompany the completely supported flyTab SDK product. This allows the delivery of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) applications for OEM’s and enhanced revenue opportunities for third-party applications developers. Examples of flyTab SDK widgets consider the following: long-range weather widget; fuel computer widget; QAR widget; maintenance diagnostic & flight replay/simulation widget; and the flyTab ACPIK (Advanced Cost Performance Indexing Kernel) widget.

flyTab is a total value solution, which ensures for scalability, offers operators a phased implementation option, allows for advanced applications development and is future fit regardless of iPad form factor changes. When combined with total cost of ownership, flyTab remains the obvious leader. s!

About The flyTab Consortium

ASIG has been redefining traditional class 2 EFB systems from the very start of the tablet era. We are building a whole new breed of connected devices intended to extend existing flight deck functionality beyond the cockpit, indeed beyond the airport! Our leadership in this new and exciting field of convergence is thorough and established on the core principles of dependability, knowledge, integrity, and excellence in both attitude and execution. No one individual or company is an expert at all things, that is why ASIG has established the flyTab consortium and is working closely with thoughtfully selected industry partners who are leaders in their respective fields, Shadin Avionics and AppOrchard. Our partners contribute their expertise and experience toward ensuring the entire flyTab ecosystem delivers the absolute best in modular avionic design, technology, function and efficiency which has yielded the only FAA TSO and STC approved, and most cost-effective, iPad® based EFB solution available on the market.

Shadin Avionics is an industry leader in development and manufacture of world class data collection and conversion products for all types of aerospace applications. Shadin specializes in the design, manufacture, support and distribution of Avionics Interface Systems (AIS), Fuel Flow Systems, Engine Trend Monitoring (ETM), Altitude Management Systems, Air Data Computers (ADC) and other instrumentation for turbine, piston and rotor aircraft for the military, general and corporate aviation markets.

AppOrchard builds premium enterprise apps which transforms legacy IT infrastructures allowing them to perform in the modern mobile world. Through an integrated approach that encompasses both the business and technical perspectives, AppOrchard aligns the latest devices with existing systems. Founded in 2011, the AppOrchard team is comprised of iOS insiders who formed their domain expertise while creating tomorrows realities at companies including Apple and NeXT. AppOrchard’s software engineers and leaders have a solid track record of delivering business opportunities through technology.

It is the flyTab team’s goal to extend our success through our deliberate alliances with equipment and aircraft OEMs, air carriers, civil aviation authorities and enterprise intelligence providers serving the broader aviation industry. flyTab’s alliances with these industry partners is pushing the boundaries of typical aircraft “connected” technologies and creating a whole new, and smarter, operating reality to our common customers, allowing them to be smarter decision makers from the cockpit... all the way to corporate.

It you are an organization with a shared vision, common goals, and a willingness to work together to realize this ambition, contact the flyTab team.


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