Atlantic Airways selects entire Thales Avionics package for new Airbus aircraft

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Thales announces that Atlantic Airways has selected the package of Thales Avionics equipment and cockpit technologies for installation on its Airbus A319.

The selected equipment consists of Alternate Supplier Furnished Equipment (SFE) and Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) for which FLI chose Thales against other vendors.

Under the terms of this selection, Thales has equipped Atlantic Airways aircraft with the new generation dual Flight Management System (FMS), the new Digital Head Up Displays System (D-HUDS) installed in Captain side, the latest integrated ACSS surveillance suite including TCAS, TAWS and Transponder functions, Low-Range Radio-Altimeters (LRRA), Pitot Probes and Angle Of Attack sensors, and Kannad’s Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT).

This avionics package will allow Atlantic Airways to perform low RNP (Required Navigation Performance) approaches and landings at VAGAR (EKVG) – Faroe Islands
“We are delighted to offer such a comprehensive set of innovative products to our airline customers” said Daniel Malka, vice president and General Manager of Avionics Services Worldwide for Thales. “We are very proud of the sign of faith and recognition Atlantic Airways sent by choosing our entire set of selectable products.”

About Thales

Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, addressing defense, aerospace and security markets worldwide. Thales leading-edge technology is supported by 22,000 R&D engineers who offer a capability unmatched in Europe to develop and deploy field-proven mission-critical information systems. To this end, the group’s civil and military businesses develop in parallel and share a common base of technologies to serve a single objective: the security of people, property and nations. The group builds its growth on its unique multi-domestic strategy based on trusted partnerships with national customers and market players, while leveraging its global expertise to support local technology and industrial development.

Thales employs 68,000 people in 50 countries with 2009 revenues of €12.9 billion.

To learn more about Thales, please visit the company’s web site at www.thalesgroup.com.

About Atlantic Airways

Atlantic Airways is an international company, whose corporate culture is known by its focus on safety, punctuality, the customer and the result. The Sørvágur-based company, which is the Faroese flag carrier airline, currently, employs around 200 people. The Atlantic Airways fleet consists of four aircraft and three helicopters. The aircraft provide regular service between the Faroes and a range of cities in Denmark as well as the neighboring countries England, Scotland, Iceland and Norway. In addition, the company´s activities include leasing of aircrafts of which half the revenue originates outside of the Faroes. The helicopter department provides a regular service to the outer islands, search-and-rescue activities and offshore transport in the North Atlantic.

To learn more about Atlantic Airways, please visit the company’s web site at www.atlantic.fo 

Press contacts

Thales media relations – Civil Aerospace

Giaime Porcu +33 1 57 77 92 18

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