SUNDSVALL, Sweden, 17 March 2014. navAero has received an EASA STC (10048381) on the Bombardier DHC-8-400 Series for the installation of Class 2 Tablet Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) provisions for the navAero Tablet EFB System that includes the navAero Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID).
The STC was granted as a validation of FAA Supplemental Type Certification (FAA STC ST03170NY), which has also received validation by Transport Canada (SA13-69).
The navAero Tablet EFB System consists of a modular, proprietary “Smart” Mount tablet holder that securely contains the tablet device and meets all appropriate DO-160 requirements. The holder is equipped with the navAero Power/Data Interface (PDi) module that converts 28 volts DC (VDC) from the aircraft power to power that is appropriate for charging the tablet device. The PDi module also feeds aircraft data (ARINC 429, 717, Discretes) from the navAero Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID) to the tablet for use in various software applications. The UAID also provides the capability for enabling Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity along with built-in quick access recorder (QAR) functionality.
The EASA STC allows for installation of the mount and provisions for either just power or for both power and data which includes the navAero UAID. navAero in cooperation with Delta Engineering, which handled the validation process, executed the STC.
The navAero EFB system uses an architecture that consists of dual cross-connected tablet devices with Ethernet connectivity to the navAero UAID. It allows for multiple variations of tablets to be hosted to achieve maximum flexibility and upgradeability.
“This achievement clearly shows the detail and depth of our certification capabilities and engineering documentation that has enabled us to gain rapid validation by EASA of the FAA STC,” says Simone Giordano, navAero executive vice president sales and marketing. “It also confirms that our Class 2 Tablet EFB Systems meet all the regulatory requirements to be a highly integrated part of a modern airline that provides end-to-end connectivity from aircraft to operations.”
navAero Inc. develops and commercializes cost-effective electronic flight bag (EFB) products. Currently navAero offers FAA & EASA STC installations on the following aircraft series: Airbus A300/310, A318/319/320/321, A330, A340, B727, B737, B747, B757, B767, MD82/83/87, ERJ-135, E-170, BAe-146 / Avro-RJ70/85/100, CL601/604, and DHC-8-402.
Delta Engineering has provided the aviation industry with certification, engineering and manufacturing services for nearly 15 years. Delta Engineering holds a FAA Repair Stations (Part 145), Organization Delegation Authorization (ODA), Production Certification (PC), Part Manufacturing Authorization (PMA) and Minor Change Approval authorization. Its ODA includes ODA-STC, ODA-PC, and ODA-PMA with inspection and engineering unit member.