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Icelandair Extends Their Tablet Based EFB Solution From Scandinavian Avionics Into The B767 Fleet

27/01/2016

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Icelandair Extends Their Tablet Based EFB Solution From Scandinavian Avionics Into The B767 Fleet

The SA Group headquarters, Scandinavian Avionics has signed an agreement with Icelandair to install an Electronic Flight Bag solution in their fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft with a tablet based solution from Scandinavian Avionics.

The SA Group is proud to announce that Icelandair extends the SA EFB solution into the Boeing 767 fleet following successful certification of the Boeing 757.  The solution consists of two ruggedized 10.1” Panasonic tablets, Scandinavian Avionics DIC-600 Data Integration Centre Server and tablet power solution. The deployment integrates to existing provisions and facilitates avionics connectivity.

Billund, Denmark, 27.01.2016 - Certification activities are in progress and installation will start in high pace during the spring. Based on our EASA Part 21.J. and 21.G privileges, Scandinavian Avionics can, as one out of a few suppliers design manufacture and certify tailored EFB products in house. This values added, limits risk exposure and increases predictability for customer projects. This is in line with the SA Groups philosophy to provide Turn-Key projects to its valued customers.

The solution provided to Icelandair follows the industry path to introduce COTS tablets in the cockpit while leaning on avionics components for functions to reside in the aircraft for many years.

Hakan Norell, CTO at SA Technologies AB, explains:
"As opposed to other EFB solutions with expensive hardware and high certification costs, we have developed a modular concept that enables the aircraft operator to use commercial windows based tablet as the EFB display. In this project we show that we can support a mixed setup of components in a mixed fleet environment, maximizing the customers’ business case to a very affordable price without limiting future upgrades."

An electronic flight bag solution benefits any airline or aircraft operator by reducing weight on board and by saving time on updating the physical charts in the flight bag as well as gaining operational benefits with connectivity.

Hilmar B. Baldursson, VP Flight Operation comments:
"The core competence and extensive knowledge Scandinavian Avionics has in the area of EFB has been proven in the preceding Boeing 757 project. We feel very comfortable in the way we jointly shaped the implementation path to maximize our re-utilization of installed systems, in combination with the new EFB function with Server capabilities and full connectivity. The utilization of new technology is crucial in optimizing our daily processes, both today and in the future as we continue to expand."

Hakan Norell concludes:
"We are very proud to announce that we continued to provide efficient solutions to the Icelandair B767 fleet. The additions leverage the mixed fleet capability of LRUs to reduce the overall operational and maintenance costs and contribute to an increased operational efficiency."