The EFB Subcommittee will meet December 11-13, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The purpose of the meeting is to continue development of Supplement 3 to ARINC Specification 840: Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Application Control Interface (ACI) Standard as described in APIM 17-006. Specifically, update application launch, control, and information sharing capabilities for the COTS tablet environment predominantly in use today.
In addition, the subcommittee will initiate development of two new standards as described in APIM 17-014 and 17-015 respectively (pending AEEC Executive Committee approval):
- Supplement 8 to ARINC Specification 834: Aircraft Data Interface Function (ADIF) will be revised to include a new functional (application level protocol) interface between crew device applications executing on EFB for direct use by flight, cabin and/or maintenance crew, and aircraft avionics systems. This new protocol will become a bridge between EFB applications and the existing GAPS, STAP, and ADBP protocols to the aircraft data buses.
- ARINC Project Paper 8xx: Aircraft Server, Communications, and Interface Standard will address the increasing need for data storage, file and application server functions, and broadband communication capabilities in AID type equipment.