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FAA Issues STC for Q400 Electronic Flight Bag

By Woodrow Bellamy III | September 25, 2013
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FAA has issued Supplemental Type Certification for the navAero tablet electronic flight bag (EFB) system on the Bombardier DHC-8-400 Series aircraft. 
(navAero tablet EFB with UAID. Photo, courtesy of navAero.)
The STC authorizes Class 2 Tablet EFB provisions for installation on the DHC-8-400. According to navAero, all installations will feature its cockpit tablet mount, equipped with Power/Data Interface (PDi) which feeds aircraft data (ARINC 429, 717, Discretes) from the navAero Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID) to the tablet for use with WiFi and cellular connectivity. 
Delta Engineering and DECA Aviation Engineering helped navAero develop the STC for Canadian low cost carrier WestJet Encore. 
“This achievement shows that our Class 2 Tablet EFB System meets all the regulatory requirements to be a highly integrated part of a modern airline, providing end-to-end connectivity from aircraft to operations. navAero has taken this design approach for tablet EFB deployments and has commercialized derivations to accommodate iPad devices as well as various types of Windows/Andriod-OS tablet devices," said Simone Giordano, vice president of sales at navAero. 

Installations for the WestJet Encore fleet are currently ongoing. 

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