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Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Subcommittee

Last Update: December 9, 2015

Co-Chairman: Maurice Ingle, American Airlines
Co-Chairman: Sonja Schellenberg, Lufthansa Airlines

APIM 11-012C: Supplement 6 to ARINC Specification 834: Aircraft Data Interface Function (ADIF) (pdf, 137K)

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 derived from this activity:

  • A wider range of product offerings (hardware and software)
  • Product interchangeability (hardware and software)
  • Increased competition and lower costs
  • Expanded EFB capabilities
  • Increased reliability
  • Reduced integration effort
  • Cost savings through improved efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and decreased paperwork
  • Increased safety through improved pilot situational awareness and better information availability

Work Program: The AEEC endorsed EFB work program presently consists ofthe development of 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:

Last Meeting Report and Presentations:

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Subcommittee
November 2-3, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Staff Contact

Pete Grau