[Avionics Today May 12, 2014] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Supplementary Type Certificate for the t-Bag Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system for Embraer ERJ 135 and 145 series aircraft, Navaero said.
Luxembourg-based Luxair will be the first European operator to utilize the new STC, as it will add the Class 2 EFB to its ERJ 145 fleet.
According to Navaero, the STC covers the system architecture of the UMTS/HSDPA 3G cellular modem and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi module for on-ground data transfer, and the Universal Aircraft Interface Device (UAID) to enable connectivity of the EFB to aircraft data buses. EASA also provided certification of different display options, including the t-Pad 1500 and t-Pad 2000.
"With the connectivity options we have provided in this STC, we are providing operators with the ability to deploy a highly customized and robust technical EFB solution that will meet a wide range of specific needs and requirements especially in regard to data connectivity. And the adoption of our new UAID opens a new wide range of applications integration with specific reference to A717 FOQA that enables VQAR as well as a multitude of data that is useful for a wide range of log applications," said Simone Giordano, group president of NavAero.