DAC International Partners with Cathay Pacific Airways on Gen-X e-Enabling Program

July 11, 2014
DAC International is providing the Gen-X e-Enabling AID device, selected by Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair for their fleet-wide aircraft implementation.

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10, 2014 – DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it is collaborating with Cathay Pacific Airways on its e-Enabled Aircraft Program. The Federal Aviation Administration approved the Supplemental Type Certificate for the Cathay Pacific e-Enabled Aircraft Program, and DAC International is providing the Gen-X e-Enabling AID device, selected by Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair for their fleet-wide aircraft implementation.

The second generation Gen-X system was specifically developed by DAC International to meet the stringent requirements of the Cathay Pacific program. The system will be installed in the flight deck and cabin to support a wide range of applications including: system interfaces to the aircraft navigation systems, EFB functionality for charts and aircraft documentation, communication system interfaces for text messaging, maintenance support, e-Commerce applications as well as cabin applications for in-flight services.

“We are honored to be part of the team that is implementing the most advanced e-Enabled solution in the airline industry,” said General Manager of DAC International Francisco Hernandez. “The Gen-X e-Enabling AID is a very cost effective solution that incorporates the latest processing technology and is designed to support an e-Enabling solution well into the future.”

Hernandez added that DAC International has already begun delivering units. The Gen-X e-Enabling AID will be installed on Cathay Pacific Boeing 777, 747/400F/-8F, Airbus A320/1 and A330 aircraft.  

About DAC International

DAC International offers a wide range of avionics upgrade solutions for regional and major airlines, military and general and corporate aircraft, as well as MROs and OEMs worldwide. DAC uses certified solutions, including navigational, communications and display systems to help the aviation community meet new standards, as well as replacing of older systems. They offer a wide range of test equipment, including RVSM, ARINC 615(A) portable data loaders and other Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and a whole range of in-house built data converters. Additionally, they sell new-generation EFB and adapter units, such the GDC-64 Tablet Aircraft Interface Unit for iPads, plus they can supply complete integration kits with FAA or EASA STC for several types of aircraft.  For more information, go to www.dacint.com

About Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; parts distribution and financial services. Current locations include: TruAtlantic Mfg., located in Kernersville, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; Aero Precision located in Livermore, Calif. and NASAM, Inc., located in South San Francisco, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.