ARINC Conferences

London, UK


Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

13 - 15
London, United Kingdom

About EFB Users Forum

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

EFB Users Froum Announcement

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


Traveling to London 

The EFB Users Forum and EXPO will be conveniently located at the same venue.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Hotel
140 Bath Road, Hayes
Middlesex UB3 5AW
United Kingdom

tel: +44 (0) 20 8757 7903
fax: +44 (0) 20 8757 7904

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Hotel.

Reservation by phone:
+44 (0) 20 8757 7901

Cut-off Date: October 28, 2018

Rate: £140.00 per night 


London is served by

London Heathrow International Airport (LHR)


London Gatwick International Airport (LGW)

Ground Transportation 

The Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel is located approximately 5 miles from London Heathrow International Airport.

By Taxi: Travel time is approximately 10 minutes and the fare will be approximately  £17.00.

By Bus: Travel time is approximately 15 minutes and the fare will be approximately  £4.50.


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.

Click here to Register Online

    Attendance Fees

    Conference Attendance Fees (cut-off date: November 4, 2018) 

    • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor: $700.00 USD
    • IATA Member Airlines: $350.00
    • ARINC IA Corporate Sponsor: Complimentary
    • AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC Members: Complimentary
    • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor Exhibitors: 1 Complimentary Registration*

    * Non-member/non-sponsor organizations holding an exhibit booth are extended one complimentary admission. The individual designated to receive the complimentary admission will receive an invitation to register and must register on line before November 4 to take advantage of the complimentary meeting attendance.

    On-Site Registration

    On-site registration will be conveniently located close tot the conference and exhibit space.

    • Hours of On-site Operation:
      • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
      • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
      • Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Preregistration List

    • Will be available two weeks before the event.

    EFB Meeting Materials

    APIM 09-009C: EFB Users Forum 

    General Topics of Discussion


    EFB Programs

    EFB policy updates/education Operator experiences, tips, and best
    Coordinating with regulators Achieving 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
    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
    Human factors
    Off-aircraft connectivity  Culture and change management
    Security Human-Machine interfaces
    Portable and Installed EFBs EFB innovations
    Mounting and viewable stowage Workload considerations
    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 EXPO Tuesday November 13, 2018 12:00pm-5:00pm Commonwealth Suite and
    EFB Users Forum Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm County Suite
    Supplemental EXPO Wednesday November 14, 2018 During coffee breaks
    and lunch
    Commonwealth Suite and
    Welcome Reception Wednesday November 14, 2018 Evening TBD
    EFB Users Forum Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm County Suite
    EFB Subcommittee Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am-5:00pm Private Room 41


    EFB Users Forum EXPO and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Exhibitor Information

    The Main EFB Exposition (EXPO) will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. EFB suppliers, system integrators, and others will have an opportunity to demonstrate their EFB products and services to the user community. A Supplemental EXPO will also be held during coffee breaks and lunch on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. 

    There are many opportunities for you at the EFB Users Forum. 

    Sponsorship Information

    If you wish to enhance your company's visibility beyond the EXPO, sponsorships are available:

    • EXPO Social Sponsorships
    • Coffee Break Sponsorships
    • Registration Giveaway Sponsorships
      • Caps
      • Coffee Mugs
      • Lanyards
      • Welcome Bags
      • Other




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