Appendix C to TAA Advisory 2012-01

Electronic Flight Bag Classification Matrix

The following table provides criteria to aid in determining the involvement of regulators, operators, installers and manufacturers in EFB evaluation and approval.

 

Table 1: EFB Classification Matrix
Hardware  EFB ApplicationsTAA Certification Involvement1 OAA Operations
Involvement
Operator/Installer/Manufacturer Involvement
Class 1 Type A
Type B
For stowage, power supply and human factors, if applicable OT&E review and approval of AOI Evaluation of human factors and functionality as specified in this TAA Advisory and other relevant advisory material 
Class 2 Type A
Type B
For mounting (safety of flight, ingress, egress), stowage, power supply and connectivity provisions OT&E review and approval of AOI Evaluation of human factors and functionality evaluation as specified in this TAA Advisory and other advisory material 
Class 32

Type A
Type B
Type C
(Partitioned from Types A and B)

For all aspects including installation and AFM amendment OT&E review and approval of AOI Evaluation of human factors and functionality for Type A and B software as specified in this TAA Advisory and other advisory material

 

1. The TAA will not issue TAC for the PED as an EFB. It will, however, provide TAC for the PED covering E3 and Rapid Decompression aspects only iaw OAM paragraph 314 and TAC for any installation Design Changes, as required. Approval for the EFB functionality shall be the responsibility of the OAA.

2. Approval of Class 3 EFB is covered by existing CAF Design Change policy covering permanent installation of avionic equipment and is not included as part of this TAA Advisory.