Boeing 737 MAX gets New Flight Management Software from GE


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GE Aviation recently announced the delivery of the new flight management software Update 13 (U13) for the Boeing Aircraft 737 MAX. The new software will be standard fit for all 737 MAX production airplanes. GE Aviation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified flight management system (FMS) software U13. This aviation software will be a best fit for all the 737 kind of aircraft which are having starting with 737 entry into service in 2017.

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 The Boeing Aircraft Company to include new state-of-the-art technologies on the 737 MAX and look forward to the entry into service.”

The U13 flight management software builds on U12 performance that featured runway situational awareness enhancements and combined approach and navigation development.   U13 provides several flight management improvements to the MAX aircraft which includes the use of CFM LEAP-1B performance model, which helps for fuel efficiencies through features like adaptable take-off thrust options, and improved situational awareness through integration with the MAX large area navigational displays.

GE’s FMS is installed on more than 12,000 aircraft globally. GE provides flight management systems for the Airbus A320/330/340, Boeing Aircraft 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. GE certified their first flight management computer in November 1984. GE ‘s FMS is an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines, and avionics, digital solutions and electrical power systems for aircraft.

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