icelandair deploy cockpit door surveillance system from sa

January 28, 2019

The SA Group headquarters, Scandinavian Avionics (SA) announced that Icelandair  extended their SA Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution with the SA Cockpit Door Surveillance  System (CDSS) on their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX. SA has designed and EASA certified the complete EFB system including the CDSS.

The network based surveillance camera system comprising of cameras utilizing a central switch unit. The central switch unit (CSU) provides ethernet switching capability and power for the camera system and can host up to four camera heads. The system provides full frame rate HDTV video in H.264 and motion JPEG in all light conditions.


The cameras and viewing software are easily integrated into any aircraft EFB system using standard ethernet connections. Viewing and control are performed from the EFB tablet device. The camera viewer software is easily integrated to EFB software shells.

Based on our EASA Part 21J Design and EASA Part 21G Production privileges, Scandinavian Avionics can, as one out of a few suppliers design, manufacture and certify tailored EFB products in house. These values added, limit risk exposure and increases predictability for customer projects. This is in line with the SA Group philosophy to provide Turn-Key Avionics Solutions to its valued customers.

Christian Eriksson, Sales Manager at Scandinavian Avionics explains: “The modular EFB solution that we have developed is a well proven concept appreciated by a range of operators. The extension of the EFB system with CDSS proves the flexibility, modularity and future proof EFB philosophy. With the EASA Part 21J and 21G approvals in house we can guarantee a seamless delivery of products and services now and over time.

Haukur Reynisson, VP Flight Operation comments: “The core competence and extensive knowledge Scandinavian Avionics has in the area of EFB has been proven in the preceding projects. We feel very comfortable in the way we jointly shaped the implementation of the SA CDSS for our fleet of B737 MAX. The utilization of new technology is crucial in optimizing our daily processes, both today and in the future as we continue to expand.