navAero announced recently the acceptance of the signed contract from Aerolineas Argentinas for supplying installation hardware and certification approvals for deployment of the highly integrated navAero Tablet Electronic Flight Bag system on the carrier’s B737, A330 and A340 fleets. Additionally, technology and engineering services will be provided to fulfill the detailed requirements of the airlines EFB program.
Aerolineas Argentinas made the choice for the navAero Tablet EFB hardware solution based upon operational functionalities and retrofit cost savings they will realize through the deployment of the navAero tablet “Smart” Mount system that features the integrated power/data interface module. Incorporated into the EFB system architecture is the navAero Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID) which will provide certified connections to ARINC 429 and 717 data buses. With this connectivity, the Tablet EFB system will provide virtual QAR functionality, ACARS connectivity and other capabilities that will be provided with our EFB collaborative partner, SITA.
navAero already has EASA and FAA certifications on all the carrier’s fleet types and will be providing amended certification for the finalized system architecture. First deployments on the Aerolineas Argentinas’ fleets will start during Q4, 2014.
“We are very excited to implement this project which is part of our Main Transformation Program. After detailed evaluation, navAero demonstrated a powerful and flexible solution which fulfilled all our requirements,” Capt. Facundo Gatti, Aerolineas Argentinas ops transformation manager said. “We will use this cutting edge technology as a means to continue improving safety and efficiency at our airline.”
“It is a distinct honor to welcome Aerolineas Argentinas as the newest member of our ever expanding list of commercial operators who have seen navAero EFB technology as the preferred deployment solution,” Simone Giordano, president, navAero Group, stated. “We have worked closely with the EFB team and our partners at Aerolineas Argentinas to document and demonstrate our technology on our offerings meet the very specific needs and requirements of their EFB program. We have proved beyond a doubt that our robust and cost-effective solution will exceed the most demanding operational, environmental and ROI standards. This means our customers are getting an affordable business tool that can help them improve productivity and operating efficiency through access to data on a platform they can depend upon.”