ARINC Conferences

Virtual Meeting


Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum 2021

08 - 10
Virtual Meeting

About EFB Users Forum

2021 Virtual EFB Users Forum

The EFB Users Forum Leadership Team would like to thank you all for the strong support we have always received from the EFB community. From our very first May 2010 conference in Atlanta, through our most recent November 2019 event in Madrid, we have strived to bring relevant content, promote technological improvements, exhibit the latest products and services, and harmonize regulations in an informative, collegial environment. 

Unfortunately, in 2020, the COVID pandemic interrupted our long history of successful conferences and continues to impact our industry to this day. In order to bridge the gap until we can resume in-person events, the Leadership Team has determined that a virtual EFB Users Forum would be valuable for sharing important and helpful information, and to retain the cohesive nature of our community. As such, we are moving forward with plans for a virtual event in Spring, 2021. 

As you have come to expect, we will have informative presentations over a two-day period followed on a third day by a virtual EXPO showcasing the latest products and services from our renowned supplier community. Each event day will be approximately four hours, appropriate for the virtual setting. 

We hope you will join us as we navigate these trying times together and look forward to the day we can once again enjoy the benefits of face-to-face interaction among our friends and colleagues. Stay tuned for details coming soon! 

Best Regards, 

Your EFB Users Forum Leadership Team


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

EFB Users Forum Announcement

Click here for the Pre-registration list

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

Online Registration 

Registration is required to participate in the EFB User Forum presentations and EXPO.

Registration deadline is June 2, 2021.

Click here for the Pre-registration list

Attendance Fees

Conference Attendance Fees

  • AEEC Members and Associate Members: Complimentary
  • IATA Member Airlines: $75.00
  • Others : $150.00

You must register to recieve the link to the online meeting.

Exhibit Opportunities

The EXPO at this event will have two components: virtual/unmanned exhibits and an optional demo session for the exhibitors. The virtual/unmanned exhibits include exhibitor supplied content to include videos, links to their website and product information, as well as other details. The unmanned exhibits will be open during conference hours on all three days, June 8-10.

The interactive demo sessions will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT. Participating exhibitors will have the opportunity to demonstrate their EFB products and services.  The sessions are essentially a meeting room specific to each exhibitor where participants can visit and interact live. 


Large Exhibits

Medium Exhibits

Small Exhibits

All individuals participating in the EXPO must register online to receive the link to the online meeting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you wish to enhance your company’s visibility beyond the EXPO, sponsorships are available at this event.

Break Sponsorship

Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, and recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (two minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video.

Tuesday Break 

Wednesday Break

Message Break

Registration Sponsorship

Registration sponsorship will be visible to all registrants at sign-in of the online meeting.



Lobby Sponsorship

Lobby sponsorships will be visible to all participants as they navigate through the event application over the entire three-day period.



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
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

Scheduled Activities
EFB Users Forum Presentations & EXPO Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:00 am-1:00 pm
EFB Users Forum Presentations & EXPO Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:00 am-1:00 pm
EFB EXPO and Live Sessions/Demos Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00 am-1:00 pm