This study is based on data collected at the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Advanced Software and Authorization Workshop for US operators currently involved in EFB software evaluation or implementation for their own fleets. With most US operators not taking delivery of new, larger aircraft in the next few years, they are considering ways of displaying near-term NextGen data on board existing aircraft through systems such as the EFB. The workshop collected operator near-term needs in the areas of EFB user interface and standardization and EFB advanced software applications. The analysis of the data collected during the workshop provided a prioritized list of operator needs over the next few years with an emphasis on runway safety and related NextGen systems. The study reports on those needs in the context of near-term NextGen systems and Class 2 EFBs.
Seamster, T. L.,
& Kanki, B. G.
(2009). Near-Term Nextgen and Class 2 EFBS. 2009 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 94-99.