Appendix B to TAA Advisory 2012-01

Examples of "Type B" Electronic Flight Bag Applications

Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of Type B EFB applications:

  1. Approved Flight Manuals (AFM), Supplements, Temporary Revisions;
  2. Aircraft Operating Instructions (AOI), Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM);
  3. Standard Manoeuvre Manuals (SMM), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP);
  4. Aircraft performance data (fixed, non-interactive material for planning purposes);
  5. Airport performance restrictions manual (such as a reference for take-off and landing performance calculations);
  6. Other aircraft performance data, including specialized performance data for use in conjunction with advanced wake vortex modeling techniques, land-and-hold-short operations (LAHSO) predictions, etc. (fixed, non-interactive material for planning purposes);
  7. Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL);
  8. Configuration Deviation Lists (CDL);
  9. Take-off, en route, approach and landing, missed approach, go-around, performance calculations. Data derived from algorithmic data or performance calculations based on software algorithms;
  10. Power settings for reduced thrust settings;
  11. Runway limiting performance calculations;
  12. Cost index modeling;
  13. Master flight plan/updating;
  14. Interactive Plotting for Class II navigation;
  15. Mission rehearsals;
  16. Weight and balance calculations;
  17. Maintenance discrepancy sign-off logs;
  18. Non-interactive electronic approach charts in a pre-composed format from accepted sources;
  19. Panning, zooming, scrolling, and rotation for approach charts;
  20. Pre-composed or dynamic interactive electronic aeronautical charts (e.g., en route, area, approach, and airport surface maps) including, but not limited to, centering and page turning but without display of aircraft/ownship position;
  21. Electronic checklists, including normal, abnormal, and emergency. See the current version of FAA AC 120-64, Operational Use and Modification of Electronic Checklists, for additional guidance. EFB electronic checklists cannot be interactive with other aircraft systems;
  22. Weather and aeronautical data;
  23. Applications that make use of the Internet and/or other Aircraft Operational Communications (AOC);
  24. AOC or company maintenance-specific data links to collect, process, and then disseminate data for uses such as spare parts and budget management, spares/inventory control, unscheduled maintenance scheduling, etc. (Maintenance discrepancy logs need to be downloaded into a permanent record at least weekly);
  25. Cabin-mounted video and aircraft exterior surveillance camera displays.