For technical maintenance and repair services in the hangar, quick maintenance services on the apron or as support for crews in the cockpit and cabin, Panasonic’s Toughbook and Toughpad technology helps to optimise performance in the air and efficiency on the ground.

Critically, our range of rugged notebook PCs and tablets have achieved the highest available certification in the aviation industry, and are RTCA accredited and DO-160D certified. This enables their use in electronic flight bag (EFB) and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) applications.

Since the launch of our ground-breaking technology three decades ago, we have been supporting and meeting the challenges of many major organisations within the aviation agency:

  • Panasonic equips airport and airline staff with shock and weather-proof devices with high-visibility displays suited to any airport environment.
  • The use of Toughbook and Toughpad devices gives airport ground staff access to real-time information, enabling them to anticipate possible incidents, improve the management of available resources and reduce the time required for completing daily tasks.
  • Toughpad tablets are suitable for a variety of airport ramp services such as aircraft maintenance, refuelling and inspection of ground equipment, and baggage and passenger transport.
  • Thanks to the world-class connectivity and durability of Toughbook and Toughpad devices, maintenance crews are now able to access flight logs in previously unachievable times − often before the flight has landed.
  • Toughbook and Toughpad, as parts of a future-proof EFB solution, reduce weight on board, improve fuel use and save time on updating the physical charts in the flight bag.
  • Airline ground operations staff working outside rely on our cutting-edge display technology for brilliant screen visibility in direct sunlight or rain, and background illumination for working at night.
  • Even our smallest Toughpad tablets (5in, 7’in and 10’in) are up to IP65 compliant for dust and moisture resistance, and have wide temperature thresholds to enable use in high or low temperatures and in conjunction with a vehicle mount.
  • Using in-vehicle power solutions, data can be accessed while driving in de-icing vehicles, passenger transportation buses or cargo tractors.
  • Toughpad tablets can also withstand falls from up to 180cm and are therefore perfectly suited to coordinate all airport ramp services.

Transport operators, infrastructure and maintenance companies from across Europe gathered at the recent Panasonic Aviation & Transport Innovation Summit 2015 (ATIS) on 10 June 2015 to listen to some of the leading authorities in mobile IT solutions.

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