Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes Certified Flight Management System Software

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. GE Aviation has delivered its new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified flight management system (FMS) software Update 13 (U13). It will be standard fit for all Boeing 737 MAX production airplanes. The U13 flight management software builds on U12 performance that displayed runway situational awareness enhancements and joined approach and navigation expansion. U13 provides several flight management improvements to the MAX aircraft, including assimilation of the CFM LEAP-1B performance model, improved situational awareness through integration with the MAX large area navigational displays, and fuel efficiency through features like adaptable take-off thrust options.

Alan Caslavka, president of avionics for GE Aviation stated, “The 737 MAX flight management system is helping operators to reduce costs, while improving performance as it relates to on-time arrivals and less fuel, emissions, and noise. We’ve worked with Boeing to include new state-of-the-art technologies on the 737 MAX and look forward to the entry into service.” GE certified its first flight management computer in November 1984. Now they are inputting GE Aviation’s U13 FMS software that will be the definitive fit for all 737 production airplanes beginning with the 737 MAX entry into service in 2017 and will be available for in-service installation across 737 fleets. GE’s FMS is equipped on more than 12,000 aircraft globally. GE arranged flight management systems for the Airbus A320/330/340, Boeing 767 and KC-46 Tankers, U.S. Navy E-6 and P-8A aircraft, the USAF E-4 and C-130J, UK C-130J, Spanish Air Force C-130Js, and many other aircraft.

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