Appendix F to TAA Advisory 2012-01

Electronic Flight Bag Evaluation Checklist – Hardware Class 2

 

No. Hardware
Class 1 EFB
Check ItemAcceptable
Yes / No
1.Stowage Is stowage readily accessible in flight?  
Has it been determined that the stowage does not cause obstruction during foreseeable aircraft operations? [Certification]  
Has it been determined that the stowage does not 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 Has the power connection been 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 Has the data connection been certified?  
Has it been determined that the EFB does not interfere with other aircraft systems? [Certification]  
5.Mounting Has the mounting device and crashworthiness been certified?  
Has it been determined that the mounted EFB does not obstruct aircraft displays? [Certification]  
Has it been determined that the mounted EFB does not obstruct aircraft controls? [Certification]  
Has it been determined that the mounted EFB does not impede ingress? [Certification]  
Does the mounted EFB allow easy access to the EFB controls? [Certification]  
Does the mounted EFB provide a clear view of the EFB displays? [Certification]  
Is the mounting easily adjustable to accommodate flight crew member preferences? [Certification]  
Can the mounting device easily be locked in place? [Certification]  
Can the mounting device be stowed out of the way of crewmember operations when not in use? [Certification]  
Have crashworthiness criteria been considered? [Certification]  
If the mounting is on the control yoke, have flight control system dynamics been considered? [Certification]  
Does the mounting present any hazard to any crewmember? [Certification]  
6.Position Is the EFB used to display flight critical information and if so, is it within the pilot‘s primary field of view?  
Otherwise, is the EFB within 90 degrees on each side of the pilot‘s line of sight?  
Is the orientation of the EFB consistent with displayed information such as aircraft direction?  
7.Reflections Will the EFB cause any unacceptable reflections or glare in the intended use position?  
8.Lighting Is the display brightness adequately adjustable for day/night operations?

 

Are controls and control labels adequately lit?  
9.Readability Is display readable in all foreseeable lighting conditions including direct sunlight?  
10.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?  
11.Means to disable Is there a means other than a circuit breaker to disable the EFB in the event of unwanted operation?  
12.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]  
13.Rapid Decompression Testing Has documentation of rapid decompression testing been provided? [Certification]  
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