FARNBOROUGH 2016: SATA Air Açores adopts Thales EFB on Q Series

SATA Air Açores has begun the use of Thales TopWings electronic flight bags (EFBs) on its Bombardier Q Series fleet composed of four Q400s and two Q200s.

This is the first airline going paperless with the TopWings EFB solution following final approval by ANAC authorities. The solution enables the airline to use multiple EFB functionalities including electronic documentation.

Thales provided also SATA Air Açores with mounting brackets and power supply for Apple iPads with the associated Supplementary Type Certificate (STC), together with Thales’s operational support. Other “e-mission” functionalities, such as operational flight plan and flight briefing interfaced with the ground flight and crew planning system, will be delivered during summer 2016.

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