Scandinavian Avionics signs with airline for their tablet based EFB solution.

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.