SATA Air Acores, a leading Azorean airline operating scheduled flights within the Azores Islands, mainland Portugal, Madeira Islands, and other destinations in Europe, is now flying paperless on their Bombardier Dash 8 fleet with Thales Topwings Electronic Flight Bags.
This is the first airline going paperless with the Top Wings EFB solution following final approval by ANAC authorities. The solution allows the airline to utilise multiple EFB functionalities including electronic documentation.
Thales provided also SATA Air Acores with mounting brackets and power supply for Apple iPads with the associated Supplementary Type Certificate (STC), together with Thales’s operational support.
Other “e-mission” functionalities such as operational flight plan and flight briefing interfaced with the ground flight and crew planning system will be delivered during summer 2016.