EFB is Constantly Evolving
From Paper to Digital
A typical pilot flight bag carries volumes of approach books, navigation charts, aircraft and company operating manuals. This flight bag could weigh as much as 40 pounds and access to critical documents is not very efficient. The advent of smart devices gave way to the beginning of a transition to the paperless cockpit. Instead of carrying cumbersome flight bags, airlines began issuing pilots portable tablets known as “electronic flight bags,” or EFB. The EFB allows the pilot to have localized command of all flight related documents without the inefficiencies, costs, excess weight and hassle of the traditional paper charts.
Do It Today
PIVOT is it is the best option for new or established programs in need of a simple deployment which will last indefinitely. Getting started is the first step to enhanced cockpit efficiencies and cost savings. As the EFB program matures, PIVOT’s inherent flexibility will be ready to support any program in the direction that is best for the company and its user group.
PIVOT Evolves as EFB Evolves
This transition to EFB is in its infancy. As of January 2017, just a small percentage of the world’s airlines have transitioned to EFB. Many are waiting to see what the major airlines do and how they do it. Or they are concerned about how to launch an EFB program efficiently. PIVOT answers these questions clearly – as evidenced by the number of airlines, military, and corporate users of all sizes and types who have adopted the system since 2013. Each client has seen PIVOT can be easily deployed, is especially well designed for their EFB users, and has long term viability regardless of the inevitable changes in device types or form factors which lay ahead.
Company Asset or Opportunity Cost
Opportunities for cost savings with portable EFB are significant. Waiting to employ EFB wastes valuable corporate resources. Fuel consumption per pound of lift for each aircraft is a calculable. Saving 80 pounds of lift per flight, when multiplied by the number of flights per year, potentially translates into hundreds of millions of pounds of lost lift or wasted fuel – and possibly millions of dollars annually. Consider turning this added lift into revenue-generating cargo. The cost of printing, shipping, and manually distributing paper updates is expensive. It also has significant lead times until it reaches the cockpit. In addition to saving fuel, time and money, PIVOT reduces the environmental footprint which paper represents. Electronic delivery provides up the minute accuracy for charting at the touch of a button. PIVOT EFB systems contribute to the company bottom line with improved efficiency and asset deployment.
Upgrade your Pivot knowing your mount will never be obsolete. PIVOT’s standardized mount supports current and future devices.
You’ll get virtually 360-degree one-handed infinite adjustability, thanks to PIVOT’s mounting plate and the adjustable-tension dogbone design – a PIVOT original.
The premium PanaVise mount is constructed of superior materials and is easy to secure. Other mounts leave air trapped, which, as altitude or temperature increases, expands and causes the suction cup (and device) to separate! Not good. In contrast, PanaVise mounts evacuate all air particles, creating an unequaled window connection. No air, no separation!
Supergrip Suction Cups
Supple and clear, the suction cups on PIVOT’s PanaVise mount are at their best on heated windows, but they provide an amazing grip even on curved glass, unheated panes, or scratched, imperfect surfaces.
Removable Smart Cover with Kickstand
Provides padded protection to your tablet outside the cockpit, offers auto on/off functionality, and provides multiple viewing angles for work outside of the cockpit with the removable folio cover. Notches in the cover allow for an adjustable kickstand display.
Only 30% of case back comes into direct contact with your tablet, providing an insulating air pocket that minimizes heat transfer common to other cases.
The EFB solution designed with pilots in mind
A unique and amazingly simple way for devices to interact with the aircraft. PIVOT’s patented tablet case and universal mounting system, designed specifically for use by pilots in the cockpit, combines a high-performance streamlined case and mount in models available for all popular EFB devices. Pairing a state-of-the-art PanaVise suction cup and the PIVOT Parts Kit, this system is simple, effective, durable, affordable and scalable.
Better connection – between case and mount, pilot and data
With PIVOT, the case and mount join together using the patented universal quick-connect system, which only PIVOT offers. This technology is built into every PIVOT case, offering the user an efficient and consistent way to install and remove device from mount – every generation of the system will feature the same functionality.
With virtually no training required, the intuitive system becomes the common ground with your entire user group, no matter the size. Infinite screen adjustability (as simple as adjusting your car’s mirror) and resultant functionality give pilots unmatched opportunity to comfortably access and correctly process critical EFB data. Quite simply, a better connection between case and mount, pilot and data.
PanaVise mount – The premium PanaVise mount is constructed of superior materials and is easy to secure. Other mounts leave air trapped, which, as altitude increases, expands and causes the suction cup (and device) to separate! Not good. In contrast, PanaVise mounts evacuate all air particles, creating an unequaled window connection. No air, no separation!
SuperGrip suction cups – Supple and clear, the suction cups on PIVOT’s PanaVise mount are at their best on heated windows, but they provide an amazing grip even on curved glass, unheated panes, or scratched, imperfect surfaces.
Land and air proven – PIVOT’s PanaVise mounts stay mounted and offer extreme reliability, keeping your EFB program running smoothly.
Seamless EFB Mount Transitions
PORTABLE* MOUNTS – Launch your EFB program today. PIVOT has partnered with the leading suction cup manufacturer, PanaVise to provide mounting solutions for immediate EFB integration into the cockpit using Viewable Stowage Components*.
INSTALLED* STC – Transition to Class 2 STC mounts (Supplemental Technical Certificate) when the time is right. PIVOT licenses the patented mounting design to all the STC manufacturers with a wide selection available.
Portable vs Installed: “EFB equipment components supporting EFB applications are “installed” when they are incorporated into aircraft type design under 14 CFR part 21, or as a proper alteration under 14 CFR part 43, § 43.3. All other components supporting EFB functionality are considered “portable,” regardless of how often they are removed from the aircraft.”
Viewable Stowage: “A portable device or component used to secure portable EFB hardware, which is viewable to the pilot (e.g., kneeboards, suction cups, and removable trays).”
PIVOT AxisTM STC
Better User Experience
Better Connection – Between Case and Mount, User and Data
Pilots are busy people, in and out of the cockpit. PIVOT’s patented case-to-mount technology provides any user with a frustration free experience. The simple efficiency PIVOT offers for installation, adjustment, and removal leads to more productive device interactions and a reduced workload. For everyday use, PIVOT is highly functional, extremely durable and best of all does not require any configuration change to resume work in the cockpit. Reduced workload and increased user satisfaction – Better Connection.
With minimal introduction or training, PIVOT easily becomes a common thread within any user group, no matter the number of pilots, fleet size, or geographical complexity. With features like one touch screen adjustability (easy as adjusting a rear-view mirror), single hand installation and removal, and multiple viewing angles available with the removable cover, PIVOT really has thought of it all, through the eyes of a pilot.
Better Protection – For Devices and Airlines
PIVOT is a perfect fit for new EFB programs, as well as established EFB users looking to simplify while enhancing effectiveness. Protection comes in many shapes and sizes. For the individual pilot, PIVOT affords the best possible protection from damage. With credentials like Mil-Spec 810G testing, plus connectivity to the aircraft that does not fail, devices will be available for that first flight of the day. Better Protection.
Another form of protection PIVOT offers is protection from an ever-changing landscape of devices and form factors. The universal connection between case and mount means that an airline is always free to pick the technology for EFB that suits their needs, not which fits the cradle! Even Better Protection.
PIVOT has a full selection of options for STC mounts. Licensing has been issued to many of the top names in this sector including Carlisle Interconnect, ASG, UTAS, NavAero and others. Transitioning from Class 1 mounts to Class 2 can be time consuming. PIVOT is the only solution which offers a seamless transition from Class 1 to STC. Change-management within the user group promotes a safer cockpit for an airline. The BEST Protection of all!