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Scandinavian Avionics
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The Turkish Pegasus Airlines choose the future proof tablet based EFB solution from Scandinavian Avionics for their fleet of Boeing 737-NG aircraft. The SA Group headquarters, Scandinavian Avionics A/S signed an agreement with Pegasus Airlines last week.

The SA Group is proud to announce its next customer for the Electronic Flight Bag solution, Pegasus Airlines. The solution consists of 2 ruggedized 10.1” Panasonic tablets and Scandinavian Avionics’ tablet power solution. The deployment is prepared to facilitate avionics connectivity and expansion for future planned upgrades.

Based on EASA Part-21J and -21G 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 SA Groups philosophy to provide turn-key avionics solutions to its valued customers.

The solution provided to Pegasus 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.

Michael R. Truelsen, President at Scandinavian Avionics, explains:

As opposed to other EFB solutions with expensive hardware and high certification costs, we have developed a future proof concept that enables the aircraft operator to use commercial windows based tablet as the EFB display. The developments within commercial tablets are running way faster than the traditional EFB hardware and with our solution the operator can continuously upgrade the EFB display to the most current model at low certification costs.

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.

Ridvan Goktay, Pegasus Airlines Technical Consultant comments:

As a rapidly expanding airline we firmly believe that the new solution provided by Scandinavian Avionics, will exceed the operational benefits. Streamlining our operation, the utilization of new technology is important in optimizing our daily processes, both today and in the future as we continue to expand.

Michael R. Truelsen concludes:

We are confident that our solution selected by several leading European airlines, and now also by Pegasus Airlines, are the right choice for the future. We welcome Pegasus into the SA-Customer family.

Certification activities have been performed and installation will start in high pace during the autumn ‘14.


Scandinavian Avionics A/S is the headquarters of The SA Group – an experienced avionics organization with divisions in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Greece, Malaysia, CIS, Bahrain and India and a customer base geographically spread over all of Europe, Africa, CIS and the Middle- and Far East.

Based on a number of relevant approvals, Scandinavian Avionics A/S and The SA Group provides complete turn-key avionics solutions, including avionics logistics and parts support, maintenance (MRO), certification, design & engineering, installation, product development, production, training and consultancy services with the primary business platforms being larger helicopters, corporate aircraft, regional airliners and defense electronics.

Since the founding in 1978, core values like quality, reliability and flexibility have been deeply rooted in the organization and are the main causes for the excellent reputation among aircraft operators around the world today.

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Pegasus Airlines launched it’s first charter flights in 1990 and has been owned by ESAS Holding since 2005. It is Turkey’s leading low-cost carrier offering economically priced point-to-point flights on short and mediumhaul routes. Founded with the mission that everyone has the right to fly, Pegasus offers its guests affordable, on-time flights and the newest aircraft under the auspices of its low-cost model. Pegasus Airlines flies a scheduled service to 30 destinations in Turkey and 54 in the rest of the world, bringing it’s total network to 84 destinations in 35 countries.

Due to its continuous expansion, Pegasus was named “The Fastest Growing Airline” of Europe’s 25 largest airlines in terms of seat capacity for 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the Official Airline Guide (OAG). In 2012 Pegasus made the single largest-ever aircraft order in Turkish civil aviation history at the time of approximately US $12 billion (list price) for 100 new Airbus aircraft, of which 25 are optional.

The Scandinavian Avionics Electronic Flight Bag solution will be used on Pegasus Airlines revolutionary software product in order to provide a user friendly solution for pilots. Windows RT 8.1 based all-in-one EFB software developed by Pegasus Airlines will meet all requirements for pilots before and after flight. Self-managed keyboard, multi touch screen, modern metro user interface is interplay of hardware and software. Pegasus Airlines is very excited for the results and will continue to develop and market this extraordinary product.

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