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Icelandair Selects EFB Solution From Scandinavian Avionics

09/04/2015

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Billund, Denmark, 09.04.2015

Icelandair Selects EFB Solution From Scandinavian Avionics

Scandinavian Avionics has recently signed an agreement with Icelandair to install a future proof tablet based Electronic Flight Bag solution in their fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft.

The SA Group is proud to announce Icelandair as its next customer for the powerful Electronic Flight Bag solution from Scandinavian Avionics. The solution consists of 2 ruggedized 10.1” Panasonic tablets. The deployment integrates existing provision to facilitate avionics connectivity and is prepared for future upgrades.

Certification activities are on progress and installation will start in high pace during the autumn. Based on EASA Part 21.J. and 21.G approvals, Scandinavian Avionics can, as one out of a few suppliers, design, manufacture and certify tailored EFB products in house. These values added, limits risk exposure and increases predictability for customer projects. This is in line with the philosophy of The SA Group to provide turn-key avionics solutions 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.

Håkan Norell, CTO at Scandinavian Avionics, 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 particular
project we show that we can support a mixed setup of components 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 very important part in our decision making. 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.
The utilization of new technology is crucial in optimizing our daily processes, both
today and in the future as we continue to expand." 

Håkan Norell concludes:
   "We are very proud to announce that we have been selected among tough competition
in this prestigious project, especially after Icelandair’s thorough evaluation
of many vendors and consortia’s. We are happy to welcome Icelandair into
the SA-Customer family."