An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) is a personal computing device intended primarily for use in the cockpit for pre- and post-flight planning. This includes such tasks as: calculating aircraft performance, entering and updating dispatch information, and displaying flight planning documents all of which are traditionally found in volumes of paper binders that are carried onboard the airplane during operation. The EFB has also been proposed as an alternative for displaying instrument approach charts, which are primarily used during flight for navigation and decision-making during arrivals, approaches, and departures. This feature of the EFB makes the design and evaluation of EFBs crucial since they will be used primarily during the phases of flight associated with a majority of aviation accidents.
Pilot demand for Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) is increasing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has responded to operator's requests for guidance towards airworthiness certification with advisory circular AC120-76A (DOT, 2003). The advisory circular provides certification guidelines for those who wish to use an EFB in the cockpit. Other publications address usability considerations for the design and testing of EFBs
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Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 5.4" W x 7.9" H x 2.2" D
Display size, WxH: 3.8" W x 6.4" H
Display resolution, WxH: 480 x 800 pixels
Display type: bright, color WVGA TFT with adjustable backlighting
Weight: 37.7 ounces with battery pack 25.8 ounces (635 g) without battery pack
Battery: rechargeable, replaceable Nickel-Metal Hydride
Battery life: up to 3 hours with full backlight
Voltage range: 11-40
IFR or VFR: VFR