Scandinavian Avionics signs yet another airline for their tablet based EFB solution

    12 Nov 2013


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Billund, Denmark, 12. November, 2013: German charter airline TUIfly will be the next airline to equip its Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the future-proof tablet based electronic flight bag solution from Danish avionics specialist, Scandinavian Avionics.

The EFB solution for TUIfly consists of two ruggedized 10.1” Panasonic tablets and Scandinavian Avionics’ Data Integration Center DIC-600 which allows for aircraft interface and server capability. The concept provides a wide range of features and information to the pilots at the tip of their fingers, such as airport charts, check lists, manuals and much more.

Due to the intelligent infrastructure of the EFB concept, basically any current and future tablet can relatively simply be certified for installation in the aircraft. This enables TUIfly to upgrade the tablets concurrently with the rapid development of consumer tablets and their functionality, making the EFB concept a future-proof solution.

“The solution we have selected fulfills our need to be flexible and be able to attach to supporting systems” says Project Manager at TUIfly, Sebastian Franz.

TUIfly’s initial plans are to equip 12 of their Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the new EFB solution and in the long term, more aircraft will follow. “We’re targeting a full fleet deployment and we are keen to provide our pilots with the most efficient tools available” concludes Sebastian.

Since the launch of the EFB concept about a year ago, Scandinavian Avionics has experienced a significant interest in the tablet based EFB solution.

“We have already signed contracts with Danish Air Transport and Norwegian Air Shuttle and based on the latest signing with TUIfly and the inquiries we receive form other airlines, we are confident that flexibility and future-proof solutions are what airlines are demanding right now.” says Håkan Norell, CTO at SA Innovation ApS, a Scandinavian Avionics subsidiary.

Scandinavian Avionics A/S – Member of The SA Group

Scandinavian Avionics A/S is the headquarters of The SA Group – an experienced avionics organization with divisions in Sweden, Norway, Greece, Malaysia, 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 – The SA Group provides complete turn-key avionics solutions, including avionics logistics and parts support, maintenance (MRO), certification, design & engineering, installation, product development, 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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In the summer of 2007, Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) and Hapagfly merged to form TUIfly. TUI AG, the world’s largest tour company, holds a majority of shares in TUI Travel PLC, London, to which the airline belongs.

TUIfly flies to the classic holiday regions all around the Mediterranean, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madeira and Egypt for TUI and other tour operators. By the summer of 2010, TUIfly will be using 23 Boeing 737 aircraft to fly to these destinations.

TUIfly offers a high degree of quality for a fair price with characteristic reliability, punctuality and safety. TUIfly headquarters are at the Hanover Airport.

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