ARINC Conferences

Annapolis, Maryland

AEEC

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

Jun
08 - 10
Annapolis, Maryland

About EFB Users Forum

Co-Chairman: Captain Philipp Haller, Austrian Airlines 
Co-Chairman: Captain Will Ware, Southwest Airlines

This activity provides a unified forum for airlines, system integrators, hardware and software providers, regulators, and other interested parties to present and discuss topics of interest to the EFB user community. This includes but is not limited to EFB subjects such as:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Communication interfaces (including media, provider, connectivity)
  • Data input devices, terminals, displays, and interactive devices
  • Hardware and software development
  • Electrical interfaces and power supply
  • Operational issues

The EFB Users Forum attracts airlines, suppliers, and regulators to discuss operational and technical trends. Speakers are invited to share their experiences and exchange information to identify issues and their potential solutions. This activity provides benefits to the aviation community by:

  • Clarifying in-service issues
  • Supporting operational enhancements
  • Promoting interchangeability of hardware and compatibility of software
  • Increasing competition and product offerings
  • Encouraging harmonized regulations
  • Publicizing EFB developments
  • Advancing new EFB applications

Travel 

Conference Location

The EFB Users Forum and EXPO will be conveniently located at the same venue in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Hotel Reservations

TBD

Airport

Annapolis, Maryland is served by:

  • Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
    • 24 miles north of Annapolis
  • Washington Reagan National (DCA)
    • 35 miles west of Annapolis
  • Washington-Dulles International (IAD)
    • 60 miles west of Annapolis

Ground Transportation

Convenient modes of transportation include:

  • Taxi
    • BWI - approximately $50.00
    • DCA - approximately $100.00
    • IAD - approximatel $150.00
  • Uber
    • BWI - approximately $30.00
    • DCA - approximately $30.00
    • IAD - approximately $60.00
  • Rental Car
    • Valet parking is available at the Westin Annapolis for $20.00 per day

Online Registration 

An EFB Users Forum Badge is required for all activities related to the EFB Users Forum to include the technical meeting, exhibit areas, receptions, etc.

Preregistration List

  • The Preregistration List will be available 2 week berfore the conference.

Attendance Fees

TBD

On-Site Registration

TBD

Thank you to our 2020 Exhibitors who have applied their support to the 2021 EFB Users Forum


 

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors who have applied their support to the 2021 EFB Users Forum


 

EFB Meeting Materials

APIM 09-009D: EFB Users Forum 

General Topics of Discussion

Regulatory Issues

EFB Programs

EFB policy updates/education Operator experiences, tips, and best practices
Coordinating with regulators Achieveing paperless operations
EFB policy change initiatives EFB Administration tools, procedures,
and device control
EFB standards development EFB training
Qualifying devices for EFB use Operational procedures
Design and installation approvals Risk and safety management
Obtaining EFB authorization and
approvals
EFB business case considerations
NextGen/SESAR initiatives Industry trends and updates
Harmonizing international regulations 

 

EFB Hardware/Software

The Human Element

On-aircraft connectivity to the databus Human factors
Off-aircraft connectivity  Culture and change management                    
Security  Human-Machine interfaces
Portable and installed EFBs EFB innovations
Mounting and viewable stowage Workload consideratins
Power supply and battery issues Single sign-on and data entry
EFB architecture and design failure 
and recovery procedures
Seamless app to app navigation

Related Activities
EFB Subcommittee Monday June 7, 2021 9:00 am-5:00 pm Caucus 
EFB EXPO Tuesday June 8, 2021  2:00 pm-7:00 pm Annapolis and Senate Ballrooms
EFB Users Forum Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:00 am-5:00 pm Capitol Ballroom
Supplemental EXPO Wednesday June 9, 2021 During coffee breaks
and lunch
Annapolis and Senate Ballrooms
Welcome Reception Wednesday June 9, 2021 evening event 

TBD

EFB Users Forum Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00 am-5:00 pm Capitol Ballroom

 

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