Joint AEEC/IATA Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum Meeting Report. Meeting held November 2-3, 2016, in Honolulu, Hawaii
The EFB Users Forum met at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Forum welcomed operators, aircraft manufacturers, EFB hardware and software suppliers, and regulatory authorities. Participants at the Users Forum included users of all three classes of EFBs, with implementation levels ranging from the evaluation stage to fully implemented paperless cockpits. Regulations, Security and Connectivity, Mitigation Strategies and Operator Experiences were discussed, with question and answer periods concluding each presentation.
Regulatory developments were discussed in detail at this Forum. The FAA has opened an additional 30-day comment period to accept comments regarding the inclusion of own-ship position in its next update of the AC 120-76. This is anticipated in May of 2017.