TUI Airlines Select Teledyne Controls End-to-End Wireless Solution for their Next Generation 737 Aircraft

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El Segundo, CA | January 16, 2013– Teledyne Controls, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), announced today that TUI Airlines, including TUIfly, Jetairfly, Thomson Airways and TUIfly Nordic, have selected Teledyne’s end-to-end wireless solution for electronic Software Part distribution and loading for their entire Next Generation 737 fleet. The package selected includes Teledyne’s LoadStar® Server Enterprise (LSE) software application, the enhanced Airborne Data Loader (eADL), the Portable Maintenance Terminal 2000 (PMAT 2000®) and the Wireless GroundLink® Comm+ system (WGL Comm+™), the center of the Teledyne solution. This selection of products makes TUI Airlines one of the first operators to have installed and certified Teledyne’s wireless Software Parts distribution system (WGL-DataLoading™) on their B737 NG fleet.

With this solution, TUI Airlines can electronically record and wirelessly transfer their flight data, via the WGL Comm+ ™ system, from the aircraft to the ground, within minutes of landing, and from any of their airport hubs. In addition, TUI Airlines will be able to wirelessly distribute Software Parts from one central location directly from their ground station’s software configuration system, LSE, through the WGL Comm+ ™ system, to the eADL for loading into onboard target systems, across all their Boeing 737 NG fleets. The use of electronic Software Part distribution eliminates the need to manually carry and load hundreds of floppy disks onto the aircraft, saving time, manpower and reducing overall costs.

“We saw high value in the results that Teledyne’s end-to-end system provides,” said Wolfgang Volke, TUIfly Avionics Engineer. The connectivity between our ground and onboard networking systems allows us to streamline our crew workload through wireless data transfer by automating flight data download and Software Part upload from one central location. This will relieve the labor-intensive task of manually loading floppy disk software every month,” said Volke.

“Teledyne provides customized value-driven solutions that integrate into our customers’ infrastructure thus improving the efficiency of information management,” said Larry Levine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Teledyne Controls.

“It was a pleasure working with TUI Airlines and their team of experts to certify the Teledyne end-to-end system on their B737 NG fleet. Based on the success of this project, TUIfly was selected to participate in the certification of Teledyne’s new Wireless GroundLink® Comm+ system, which was recently concluded. We look forward to supporting TUI Airlines’ needs as their flight data management program expands,” said Hans-Juergen Neufert – Teledyne Controls’ Regional Sales Director for the European region. “Our system will provide TUI Airlines with direct access to their fleet anywhere they fly, and will simplify their flight data processes with automated wireless connectivity. Once the WGL Comm+ system is installed throughout TUI’s fleets, we are looking at implementing a new WGL-Fi™ and WGL-AID™ functionality, which will offer additional aircraft to ground cockpit and cabin connectivity.”

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