ARINC Conferences

Annapolis, Maryland


Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum 2022

01 - 03
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


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



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


On-Site Registration


Thank you to our 2020 Exhibitors who have applied their support to the 2022 EFB Users Forum



Sponsorship Opportunites

Information TBA

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



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