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navAero receives STC for Class 2 Tablet EFB System on Q400

25/09/2013

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SUNDSVALL, SWEDEN, September 25, 2013 — navAero announces the achievement of FAA Supplemental Type Certification (FAA STC ST03170NY) on the Bombardier DHC-8-400 Series for the installation of a Class 2 Tablet Electronic Flight Bag provisions for the navAero Tablet EFB System that includes the navAero Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID). Provisions include pilot/first officer cockpit mounts that feature electrical connectivity for device charging and data connectivity.

The navAero Tablet EFB System consists of a modular, proprietary designed “Smart” Mount tablet holder that securely contains that tablet device and meets all appropriate DO-160 requirements. The holder is integrally equipped with the navAero Power/Data Interface (PDi) module that converts 28VDC aircraft power to that which is appropriate for charging the tablet device. The PDi module also feeds aircraft data (ARINC 429, 717, Discretes) from the navAero Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID) to the tablet for use in various software applications along with capability for WiFi and cellular connectivity. The UAID also provides built-in capabilities for QAR functionality.

The STC was executed by navAero in cooperation with Delta Engineering and DECA Aviation Engineering Limited for navAero customer, WestJet Encore. The navAero EFB system uses an architecture that consists of dual cross-connected tablet devices with Ethernet connectivity to the navAero UAID. It allows for multiple variations of tablets to be hosted to achieve maximum flexibility and upgradeability. As deployed, the system achieves WestJet Encore goal for the deployment of their Integrated Communications and Application System (ICAS).

Simone Giordano, navAero Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, stated: “This achievement shows that our Class 2 Tablet EFB System meets all the regulatory requirements to be a highly integrated part of a modern airline, providing end-to-end connectivity from aircraft to operations. navAero has taken this design approach for tablet EFB deployments and has commercialized derivations to accommodate iPad devices as well as various types of Windows/Andriod-OS tablet devices.”

Giordano continued, “navAero has always been on the leading edge of providing customer-focused EFB solutions. As a product line extension to our widely accepted and deployed aircraft-dedicated Class 2 tBag™C22 Electronic Flight Bag System, our Tablet EFB System provides a certified platform for airline operators who desire a mounted, powered and ‘data connected’ tablet solution for their fleets. Whether they are aircraft-dedicated systems or tablet-based deployments, we have certifications and hardware solutions that allow customers to achieve their program objectives.”

Aircraft installations for WestJet Encore are currently in-progress. Installation kits for the Bombardier Q400 are available for immediate delivery.

About navAero

navAero, Inc. is the world leader in developing and commercializing cost effective electronic flight bag products. Currently navAero offers FAA & EASA STC installations on the following aircraft series: Airbus A300/310, A318/319/320/321, A330, A340, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, MD82/83/87, ERJ-135, E-170, BAe-146 / Avro-RJ70/85/100, CL601/604, DHC-8-402. For further information, visit the navAero website at www.navAero.com.

About DECA

DECA is Canada’s premier aviation services provider with a foundation built on the diversity of their capabilities, platform experience, programs, customers and the experience of their people. For further information, visit the DECA Aviation Engineering Limited website at www.deca-aviation.com.

About Delta Engineering

Delta Engineering has provided the aviation industry with certification, engineering and manufacturing services for nearly 15 years. Delta Engineering holds a FAA Repair Stations (Part 145), Organization Delegation Authorization (ODA), Production Certification (PC), Part Manufacturing Authorization (PMA) and Minor Change Approval authorization. Their ODA include ODA-STC, ODA-PC and ODA-PMA with inspection and engineering unit member. For further information, visit the Delta Engineering website at www.delta-engineering.com.

Press Contact:
Simone Giordano
navAero, Ab
+46 60 66 41 00
simone.giordano@navaero.com