PilotView® Crew Information System
CMC’s Crew Information System addresses the ever increasing requirements for information sharing associated with cockpit, cabin and aircraft maintenance systems. In conjunction with CMC’s new PilotView® Aircraft Information Server, this product line delivers an integrated aircraft information management server that enables a wide range of cockpit and situational awareness applications.
PilotView® Aircraft Information Server
CMC’s Aircraft Information Server bridges the connectivity gap across cockpit, cabin and aircraft maintenance systems, and addresses the ever increasing requirements for information sharing across multiple aircraft domains.
Application Server at the Core
CMC’s AIS can operate as an onboard application and database server, while interfacing with an extensive list of aircraft systems. The AIS closes the loop between cockpit, communication and navigation services to offer a higher value for operators, with applications coupled to multiple aircraft Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).
Saves Time and Money
From a cost benefit standpoint for OEMs and airlines, CMC’s suite of products:
Safety is paramount when you decide to incorporate any type of electronics in the cockpit. That is why all Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) systems built by Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) undergo the latest environmental and test procedures for airborne equipment.
Designed for the Cockpit
In addition to operating in the toughest cockpit environments, CMC’s CMA-1612 features the latest technological elements available on the market today for a display and processor tablet combination.
Tested for the Cockpit
Every CMC EFB is subjected to testing for temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, voltage spikes and electromagnetic effects — like any other aircraft equipment. Our EFB systems are designed with cost-effective scalability and growth in mind, often without the need for Line Replaceable Unit changes or downtime.
Built for the Cockpit
With more than 3,000 PilotView units delivered to Business Jet, Commercial Airline Operators and Aircraft OEMs, CMC’s Electronic Flight Bag is designed with the cockpit in mind.
MAINTENANCE ACCESS TERMINAL FOR B777s BROCHURE
PILOTVIEW® CMA-1612 12.1" BROCHURE
The PilotView® CMA-1410 EFB combines the latest display and processing technologies on the market, and delivers them in a 10.4 inch display-processor configuration suitable for larger business jets and air transport aircraft.
With a comfortable viewing experience in both day and night lighting conditions, the CMA-1410’s high-end display consists of a high-contrast AMLCD display, with rugged film-on-glass touch technology offering single and dual touch input capability.
CMC’s PilotView® CMA-1410 is ideally suited to support a comprehensive suite of Type-A and Type-B applications, including charting, moving maps, performance calculations and pilot collaboration tools. Its powerful Intel Core™ i7 processor leaves processing power to spare, while its integrated wireless connectivity and baseline minimum of 64GB solid state storage allow easy access to data in any phase of flight.
PilotView® CMA-1310 10.1” Tablet
Extraordinary display characteristics and processing capabilities for cockpit and situational awareness applications.
PilotView® CMA-1100 Mk3
The PilotView® CMA-1100 Mk3 is the new standard for CMC’s line of 8.4” EFB systems. With many of the features found only in Class 3 EFBs, such as "FMS-style" line select keys, a high-resolution fully dimmable display and integrated communication capabilities, the CMA-1100 Mk3 EFB is an ideal system to meet the varied requirements of business jet operators and the air transport market.
Unique User Interface
With its industry-unique integrated “FMS-style” sliding keyboard, line select and bezel keys as well as its touchscreen, the CMA-1100 Mk3 supports various application data entry and navigation capabilities for pilots. When coupled with CMC’s advanced applications, the PilotView® CMA-1100 Mk3 EFB increases situational awareness in flight with approach charts, moving map display, and graphical weather information.
Compact and lightweight, the CMA-1100 Mk3 offers superior readability in all lighting conditions with power-optimized LED backlighting and the highest resolution EFB display in its class. It provides advanced processing capabilities based on the most recent Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology which allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency based on CPU demand, decreasing average power consumption and heat production
Packed with the same connectivity and storage options as other CMC PilotView® products, and given its compliance with the DO-160E standard for Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, the CMA-1100 Mk3 becomes the logical choice for installation in the cockpit.
The PilotView® CMA-1108 relies on the same avionics grade, lightweight and rugged platform as the CMA-1100 Mk3. It offers the best solution for compact cockpit environments with the lowest weight complete Class 2 EFB solution on the market today.
Optimized for CMC’s Main Menu Suite® and other popular EFB applications, the CMA-1108 benefits from an intuitive set of bezel keys and graphical ‘soft’ keyboard configuration. Its compact form factor common with the CMA-1100 Mk3 shares the same Intel® processor baseline and cutting-edge LED backlit LCD display.
Room to Grow
The PilotView® CMA-1108 is a proven EFB platform with unlimited growth options to support advanced EFB applications and aircraft system connectivity. Its optional dual OS configuration enables both Type-A/Type-B as well as protected Type-C applications, and the integrated graphics and memory controller allows for ample support of graphics intensive operations.
Expansion Module Units
The PilotView® Electronic Flight Bags are installed in conjunction with an Expansion Module Unit (EMU), that offers a certified interface to aircraft power and data links. These EMUs enable a wide range of interconnectivity and seamless high-speed communications. In situations where the 28VDC power line is unavailable or already heavily solicitated, an optional Power Converter Unit (PCU) can be installed to convert 110VAC/400Hz input to the required 28VDC output.
Enhanced Expansion Module Unit (EEMU)
Ethernet Switching Module Unit (ESMU)
The ESMU has the same installation foot print as the EEMU and allows for the following aircraft interface capabilities:
Power Converter Unit (PCU)
Compact and easy to install, the 110-122VAC/400Hz Power Converter Unit (PCU) outputs +28VDC/100W rated power from a single-phase 115VAC/400Hz input source (per RTCA/DO-160E).
PilotView® EFB Applications
CMC offers a full suite of industry leading applications to satisfy the operational requirements for a wide range of business jet and air transport aircraft types. CMC’s family of PilotView® products is ideally suited to support a comprehensive suite of Type-A, Type-B and Type-C applications, including charting, moving maps, performance calculations and pilot collaboration tools.
Out of the box
The PilotView® EFB software environment is supported by a Windows 7 operating system and is delivered with CMC's Main Menu utility and several preconfigured applications.
CMC also offers custom-built applications that optimize information, communication, data downloading and pilot collaboration in the cockpit – making the EFB a true focal point for crew information applications.
In addition to a complete selection of CMC custom applications, the PilotView® product line can support a variety of third party applications (charting, performance calculations, eTechlog), whereby installation of these applications can be performed by the Operator or supported by CMC’s Application Integration and Verification Services.
Application Integration and Verification Services
The PilotView® EFB product line supports any operator-specific application that is compatible with a Windows® XP/Windows® 7 environment. The EFB included "Setup and Test" tool enables the user to modify the Main Menu to enable easy access to custom applications.
For new or user-specific applications and configurations, CMC provides an optional Application Integration and Verification Service which includes application-specific verification, image creation and configuration, and an image field management service.
Each new application may be associated with its own data requirements and/or communication protocol. CMC’s Application Integration and Verification Service ensures a seamless application integration and worry free operational approval.
CMC also offers pre-configured OS images including its “Jeppesen FliteDeck3 ready” image.
Please contact your CMC representative for additional information.
PilotView® Installations and Certifications
CMC's EFB solution is built around the avionics grade PilotView® EFB system. Small enough to fit in all cockpit configurations, the system is light weight, totaling approximately 8lbs* for a fully installed system. Multiple interfaces, including integrated IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, PCMCIA, USB 2.0, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, RS232, ARINC 429 and several discrete I/O Rx & Tx channels provide the operator with a variety of methods for communications and updating of EFB data such as electronic charts and documents. All equipment is DO-160E qualified, providing a controlled means of assuring the performance characteristics of airborne equipment in environmental conditions similar to those which may be encountered in airborne operation of the equipment.
Installation is facilitated by integrated cockpit mount options for both the pilot and co-pilot side, supporting a variety of available aircraft installation designs. CMC provides both yoke and side mounted configurations, simplifying single-hand operation and the adjustment of EFB positioning and viewing angle. A hot-pluggable latching mount releases the display unit for mobile use, while the simple, yet robust hardware ensures that once the display unit is returned to its mount, it remains securely fastened during all phases of flight.
CMC’s Electronic Flight Bags are the only EFB systems to have successfully passed rigorous aircraft OEM testing and qualification procedures and have subsequently been selected by ATR, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Embraer as the only Class 2 EFB or Class 3 offered factory option.
Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s)
Having delivered over 3,000 EFB systems, CMC is a global leader in meeting demanding EFB requirements for a long list of diverse customers. CMC's PilotView® EFB is at the head of its class in terms of the breadth of platforms on which it has been retrofitted.
Current STC's cover over 30 platforms, held by a variety of aircraft maintenance, modification, completion and refurbishment providers.
Updates and Upgrades
Proven Technology – Room to Grow
CMC recognizes that operator requirements and technology evolve over time. Given that CMC pioneered its EFB solution as an “open-system”, the expansion possibilities from both an aircraft interface as well as a technology currency perspective are nearly endless.
Supporting growth options to Type-C applications, CMC’s PilotView® system is the first EFB approved for the Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI), through FAA Technical Standard Order Approval (TSOA) for Avionics Supporting Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) (obtained with the ACSS® SafeRoute™).
Aircraft Grade Equipment
Unlike most commercially available tablet solutions, CMC’s PilotView® product line is evolving with the aircraft operator’s costs in mind.
In keeping current with the latest trends in display, touch screen and CPU processing technology, CMC consistently provides technology upgrades that allow its clients to benefit from advanced technical evolutions without a complete system retrofit.
For example, CMC’s latest PilotView® Service Bulletin allows current CMA-1100 customers to upgrade to the CMA-1100 Mk3 configuration in the same form factor, benefitting from a three-fold performance improvement in processor computing time, reduced power consumption with the LED display backlighting and Intel SpeedStep® technology, and optional dual touch screen for advanced manipulation of charts and other data in multi-touch capable applications.
Please register here as a current CMC EFB customer for access to all Service Bulletins, or contact CMC for additional details.
Having been involved in the world of Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) since the late 1990s, and with more than 2,500 EFB systems in operation worldwide, CMC has an established customer support team dedicated to meeting customer demands and schedules.
CMC offers a number of ways to contact our customer support department. Please refer to our central customer support page to contact us in any method convenient to you.
Extensive Document Library
Organizations that have purchased equipment from CMC in the past or operators/service facilities that have third party agreements with CMC, have access to a complete list of technical documents, providing the most relevant and appropriate documentation. Functions are available in the document library to setup automatic alerts when existing documentation is updated or new documents are created.
Please click here to access the Customer Support Documentation Library (username & password required).
Unique to the world of EFBs
Exclusive to our PilotView® customers, WebTools™ is a web-based product support portal providing up-to-date news on PilotView® EFBs as well as exclusive applications and configuration management tools for our products. This web site is accessed via a dedicated, secure, customer account.
WebTools™ offers access to the typical content you would expect from a product portal, such as product news and available updates, Q&A and frequently asked questions, as well as quick link shortcuts to most commonly visited information. However where WebTools™ offers exceptional value to our customers, is the ability for our users to store and download saved EFB menu/application configuration settings, and restore their latest software customization settings in case a re-installation would be necessary.
For more information on WebTools™ or subscription information, please contact your CMC representative.