Appendix E to TAA Advisory 2012-01

Electronic Flight Bag Evaluation Checklist – Hardware Class 1

 

No. Hardware
Class 1 EFB
Check ItemAcceptable
Yes / No
1.Stowage Is stowage readily accessible in flight?  
Does stowage cause obstruction during foreseeable aircraft operations? [Certification]  
Does the stowage cause any hazard during foreseeable aircraft operations? [Certification]  
2.Cabling If the EFB has associated cabling, is it long enough to perform the intended function?  
Is it short enough that it will not hang loosely and compromise task or safety?  
Is there a means to secure the cable?  
3.Power Connection Is the power source certified?  
Has a load analysis been conducted? [Certification]  
Is there a means other than a circuit breaker to de-power the EFB/Charger? [Certification]  
4.Data Connection N/A for Class 1 device  
5.Position Is it intended to use the EFB in flight?  
Is it to be handheld and/or placed on the lap? (Note that if it is to be used during critical phases of flight, it must be mounted to a kneeboard).  
Can the EFB be used without obstructing controls or instruments?  
6.Reflections Will the EFB cause any unacceptable reflections or glare in the intended use position?  
7.Lighting Is the display brightness adequately adjustable for day/night operations?  
Are controls and control labels adequately lit?  
8.Readability Is display readable in all foreseeable lighting conditions including direct sunlight?

 

9.Controls Are all controls clearly labelled for their intended function?  
Are the controls suitable for use in the cockpit?  
Are the controls useable in turbulence?  
10.Means to Disable Is there a means other than a circuit breaker to disable the EFB in the event of unwanted operation? [Certification]  
11.Interference With Other Aircraft Systems Have ground tests been conducted to demonstrate non-interference with other aircraft systems? [Certification]  
Have flight tests been conducted to demonstrate non-interference with other aircraft systems? [Certification]  
Has non-interference with other aircraft systems been verified with movement of the EFB in the cockpit? [Certification]  
12.Rapid Decompression Testing Has documentation of rapid decompression testing been provided? [Certification]  
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