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Icelandair selects Scandinavian Avionics EFB solution for B757s

Scandinavian Avionics has signed an agreement with Icelandair to provide the carrier with an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for its Boeing 757 aircraft, with installation set to begin in the autumn.Certification for the solution, which consists of 2 ruggedised 10.1” Panasonic tablets, is in progress. It allows Icelandair to introduce commercial, off-the-shelf tablets in the cockpit, but has been designed, manufactured and certified in-house by Scandinavian Avionics.“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,” explained Håkan Norell, chief technology officer for Scandinavian Avionics. “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 EFB 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,” Norell concludes.Hilmar Baldursson, Icelandair’s VP flight operations, added, “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 maximise our re-utilisation of installed systems, in combination with the new EFB function. The utilisation of new technology is crucial in optimizing our daily processes, both today and in the future as we continue to expand.”

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