euroAtlantic airways signs multi-year contract with Navtech

    07 Jun 2012


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June 7, 2012 (TORONTO) – Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, has further developed its growing relationship with customer, euroAtlantic airways, through a multi-year agreement for provisioning aeronautical electronic charts for the iPad, in a Class 2 EFB.  Navtech iCharts will be supplied to the non-schedule international airline which operates in the most diverse routes in the US, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South Americas, Africa, Middle East, and beyond.  euroAtlantic airways, who will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2013, are also a subscriber to Navtech’s Navigation Data for GE US, and Honeywell FMS.

“We are prepared to work with them and develop a unique solution to their needs for their worldwide operation,” said Mr. Ashley Heard, European Sales Director at Navtech. “They have a 24/7 operational requirement and we are happy to provide a solution using Navtech iCharts which fits the requirement both commercially and operationally.”

euroAtlantic airways is a newer customer to Navtech and the Navtech iCharts for iPad EFB agreement is their 2nd with Navtech in 6 months.  This growing confidence from euroAtlantic demonstrates to the aviation community the strength of Navtech’s offerings, especially the demand for the Navtech iCharts product.  “I am proud that our company has been at 166 different countries around the world and has operated 565 different airports. We are only missing 30 countries to complete the entire world,” said euroAtlantic airways CEO Tomaz Metello.  “The EFB project is a new step towards the future.”

Navtech iCharts is an application that brings Navtech electronic charts to your iPad.  This allows the iPad to be used as a Class 1 EFB, or with regulatory and operational approval, as a Class 2 Type B device.  Navtech has worked with customers to achieve operational approval of the iPad as a Class 2 device.  Navtech’s family of state-of-the-art aeronautical charts products have been developed using research from Human Factor specialists and by gathering data from, and working closely with, pilots having years of experience using aeronautical charts.  Each chart includes enhanced symbology and communication features.  Navtech’s electronic chart viewing application, Navtech eCharts, has been used by Navtech’s customers for ten years. Continued product enhancements will form the infrastructure for Navtech to easily support all Classes of EFB and all devices from tablets to installed avionics.

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About Navtech, Inc

Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers.  Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions.  Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts.  These products, supported by Navtech’s ISO: 9001 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Headquartered just outside Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario — Canada’s technology center — Navtech also has locations in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world.  Its home on the web is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.

About euroAtlantic airways

euroAtlantic was founded by Tomaz Metello,  CEO and major shareholder, and is also partially owned by the largest Portuguese leisure corporation, Pestana Hotels & Resorts. euroAtlantic airways is a   Portuguese registered non-scheduled International Airline, operating in the most diverse routes in North Atlantic (USA and Canada), Caribbean, Central and South Americas,   Africa, Middle East, Pacific,  Australia and Oceania.

Founded as Air Zarco on 25th August, 1993, the company first adopted the trade name Air Madeira until 17th May, 2000, date when the memorandum of association was altered by deed, and the current name of euroAtlantic airways – transportes aĆ©reos s.a. was adopted. Since the outset of its operation, euroAtlantic guarantees insurance cover with Imperio in Portugal. euroAtlantic is FAA (FAR129) e EASA (JAR OPS1) certified and has a standing comprehensive maintenance agreement with TAP Air Portugal.

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euroAtlantic airways CEO Tomaz Metello in one of their B767s