Appendix I to TAA Advisory 2012-01

Operational Evaluation Checklist – Fleet Level

 

No. Hardware
Class 1 EFB
Check ItemAcceptable
Yes / No
1.EFB Administrator (EFBA) Is the nominated EFBA suitably qualified and trained?  
Do the listed responsibilities match the requirements of the system?  
Are there adequate resources assigned to the EFBA function?  
2.Crew Procedures Are there appropriate procedures for all phases of flight?  
Are the procedures clearly presented, suitably illustrated and readily understood?  
Is there a clear description of the system, its operating philosophy and operational limitations?  
Has the information in the Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) been incorporated into the company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?  
Have crew procedures for EFB operation been integrated with existing SOPs?  
Are there suitable crew cross-checks for verifying safety-critical data?  
Is any additional workload mitigated/controlled?  
Are there contingency procedures for total or partial EFB failure?  
Do the procedures cover system re-boots, lock-ups and recovery from incorrect crew actions?  
Do crew procedures include a requirement to verify the revision status of software and data?  
3.Operational Risk Analysis Has the operator considered total and partial failures of the EFB?  
Has the operator considered loss of data and corrupt/erroneous outputs?  
Has the impact of the EFB on the MEL been assessed?  
In cases where an operator is operating a number of variants, has the impact on training/checking and currency been assessed?  
4.Training Program Are flight crew members and (where applicable) ground staff training programs fully documented?  
Is the training methodology matched to the participants' level of experience and knowledge?  
Has the operator assigned adequate resources (time/personnel/facilities) for training?  
Is there access to actual or simulated EFB equipment for interactive training?  
Does the training material match the EFB equipment status and published procedures?  
Does the training program include human factors/CRM in relation to EFB use?  
Does the training program incorporate training for system changes and upgrades?  
In cases where an operator is operating a number of variants of the same aircraft, has the impact on training/checking and currency been assessed?  
Is there a published recurrent training, checking and currency program?  
If applicable, does the training program maintain crew proficiency in non-EFB procedures (e.g., paper charts)  
5.Hardware Management Procedures Are there controlled documented procedures for the control of hardware and component stocks?  
Do the procedures include repair, replacement and maintenance of EFB equipment and peripherals?  
6.Software Management Procedures Are there documented procedures for the control of installed software?  
Are the access rights for personnel to install or modify software components clearly defined?  
Are there adequate controls to prevent user corruption of operating systems and software?  
Are there adequate security measures to prevent system degradation, viruses and unauthorized access?  
Are procedures defined to track database expiries and obtain and install monthly chart database updates?  
7.Data Management Procedures Are there documented procedures for the control and management of data?  
How do the procedures interface with procedures used by external data providers?  
Are the access rights for users and administrators to manage data clearly defined?  
Are there adequate controls to prevent user corruption of data?  
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