SUNDSVALL, Sweden, 12 May 2014. Officials at ACT Airlines in Istanbul sought the optimal tablet-based system for the airline’s electronic flight bag (EFB) initiative. They found their solution at navAero Inc., choosing the navAero iPad Air Class 2 EFB system as the platform of choice for the airline.
The adaptable navAero iPad “Smart” Mount system with the integrated power interface module will be deployed to provide an installed platform for holding the Apple iPad device, as well as supply certified connectivity to aircraft power for device charging. The integrated system will allow ACT to realize maximum functionality of the iPad Air tablet as a deployed Class 2 EFB platform. The ACT EFB program will be implemented on both the Airbus A300 and Boeing B747 fleets with first installations planned to take place in second quarter (Q2) of 2014.
“The navAero iPad Tablet EFB system has proven to be perfect solution to our needs and our bright future. It will not only reduce weight, cost, effort and risk. It will also benefit greater efficiency and improved situational awareness,” says ACT Airlines Flight Operations Manager Cpt. Taner Gokbul.
Simone Giordano, navAero Group president, says: “Over the past months, we have worked closely with ACT Airlines to document and demonstrate our technology and how our offerings could meet the specific needs and requirements of their EFB program. The navAero iPad/Tablet system will provide ACT with a platform for both their fleets that can be used in all phases of flight along to help them achieve their business and operational goals.
“The rapidly expanding number of customers who have chosen our iPad/Tablet system tells us that we have developed the right STC’d solution to fulfill their needs both today and well into the future. We are delighted to add ACT to our roster of airline customers who have embraced EFB technology and look forward working with them in the implementation of their EFB initiative,” Giordano continues.
NavAero Inc. develops and commercializes electronic flight bag products and deployment solutions. Currently, navAero offers the following Class 2 EFB FAA and EASA approved deployment solutions: A300/310, A318/319/320/321, A330, A340, MD10/11, MD82/83/87, B727-200, B737-300/400/500/600/700/800/900, B747-100/200/300/400, B757-200/300, B767-200/300/400, BAe 146 RJ, ERJ-135, ERJ-145, E-170/190 and DHC-8-400 series aircrafts.
Founded in 2004, Istanbul based ACT Airlines (myCARGO) is the cargo airline company which has established itself as one of the fastest growing with the fleet of 4 A300 and 4 B747-400 freighters in the region. In September of 2008, ACT became Turkey’s first air-cargo operator to be IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certified by IATA. In 2011, ACT Airlines has started a partnership with HNA Group which is the largest private airlines group in China.