EFB Overview

EFB Hardware Classifications from AC 120-76B

Class 1 Hardware Portable hardware with no mounting device (docking station, swing-arm, cradle, or kneeboard) and has read-only connectivity to other aircraft systems.

Class 2 Hardware Attached to the aircraft by a mounting device (docking station, swing-arm, cradle, or kneeboard) and may connect to aircraft power and data ports.

Class 3 Hardware Permanently installed aircraft equipment that may share data with the FMS or EICAS.

Software Class Description


EFB Software Classifications from AC 120-76B

Type A Software The least complex software providing electronic documentation such as flight manuals but no navigational charts.

Type B Software Provides all Type A information and also can display approach charts, calculate weight and balance, and deliver weather information.

Type C Software Provides all Type A and B information and can display "own-ship" position on approach and airport charts.

Miscellaneous EASA FAA Presentations from EASA website

http://www.easa.europa.eu/rulemaking/docs/crd/2012/CRD%202012-02.pdf EASA Expected changes to classifications



 

 

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