ARINC Conferences


Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

14 - 16

About EFB

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

Scope: The EFB Users Forum was chartered by its original APIM 09-009 in October, 2009. 

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 is not intended to create new standards. However, when such needs are recognized, they are referred to the EFB Subcommittee or ARINC Industry Activities staff for action.

Benefit: 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


Hotel Reservations

The Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre will serve as the venue for all EFB activities. It is located in the central business district and is directly accessible to various shopping, dining, and hotel options. There are no sleeping rooms at Suntec. However, Singapore has numerous hotels, several of which are within walking distance.

EFB Users Forum and EXPO Venue

Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039593
tel:  +65 (0)6337 2888
fax: +65 (0)6825 2222


Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) 

The Singapore Changi Airport is located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre .


By Taxi: Travel time is approximately 20 minutes and the fare will be in the range of S$ 40.

By Bus: Travel time is approximately 30 minutes with the City Airport train to Marina Bay and the fare will be in the range of S$ 20.

By Subway (MRT): Travel time to station Marina Bay is approximately 45 minutes and the fare will be in the range of S$ 10.


Online Registration

You must register with ARINC to obtain proper badging and ensure your seating. Please notify ARINC Industry Activities of your intention to attend by registering online. The attendance fee is $600 per individual. AEEC • AMC • FSEMC Members, Corporate Sponsors, and Invited Speakers are exempt from attendance fees. IATA Member Airlines that are not AEEC • AMC • FSEMC Members are extended a discounted attendance fee of $300 per individual. The registration website provides details.

Online will close on Monday October 30, 2017

EFB Users Forum EXPO

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities for you at the EFB Users Forum


Agility Fairs & Events Logistics Pte Ltd
Co. Reg. No. 198701172E
No 5 Changi North Way, 3rd Floor
Tel +65 6500 0250 
Fax +65 6214 9592 / 6214 9593
[email protected]

Ms Patsy Leung
Sales Manager
Tel +65 6571 5644 
Fax +65 6214 9592 / 6214 9593
[email protected]

EFB Meeting Materials

APIM 09-009C: EFB Users Forum 


General Topics of Discussion
Regulatory EFB Programs
EFB policy updates/education Operator experiences, tips and best practices
Coordinating with regulators Achieving paperless operations
EFB policy changes 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 approval EFB business case considerations
NextGen/SESAR initiatives Industry trends and updates
Harmonizing international regulations  


Related Activities
EFB Subcommittee November 13, 2017  0900-1700 Meeting Room 307
EFB EXPO November 14, 2017  1200-1700 Summit 1
Welcome Reception November 14, 2017 1830 Gardens by the Bay
Supplemental EXPO  November 15, 2017 During coffee breaks
and lunch
Summit 1



The Main EFB Exposition (EXPO) will take place on Tuesday, November 14, from 1200 to 1700. 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 15. The Main and Supplemental EXPOs will both be held in the Summit 1 Ballroom.

Welcome Reception

November 14, 2017 6:30 Gardens by the Bay hosted by Jeppesen

Reception Announcement 

Reception Instructions