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Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Subcommittee

Last Update: November 20, 2017

Chairperson: Sonja Schellenberg, Lufthansa Airlines

APIM 17-006: Supplement 3 to ARINC Specification 840: Application Control Interface (ACI) Standard (pdf, 121K)

Goal: The Goal of the EFB Subcommittee is to develop standards applicable to EFB use and implementation. These encompass Class 1, 2 and 3 EFBs utilized by numerous airlines on multiple aircraft types. The standards are comprised of both hardware and software specifications and apply to interfaces, wiring and connectors, data protocols and application control.

Scope: The Subcommittee is responsible for maintaining standards in the above noted areas. Future developments that impact EFBs or are affected by them will be coordinated through this Subcommittee. Additional issues for investigation may originate from the EFB Users Forum, airlines, suppliers or other AEEC groups.

Benefit: Benefits of this activity:

  • A wider range of EFB product offerings (hardware and software)
  • Increased competition and lower costs
  • Expanded EFB capabilities
  • Reduced integration effort
  • Cost savings through improved efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and decreased paperwork

Work Program: Update Supplement 6 to ARINC Specification 834: Aircraft Data Interface Function (ADIF): New material will include modifications to ACARS messaging and print capabilities to the EFB.

Current Drafts:

Meeting Announcement:

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Subcommittee (pdf, 275K)
December 11-13, 2017, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Last Meeting Report and Presentations:

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Subcommittee
July 25-27, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois

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