Appendix I to TAA Advisory 2012-01

Aircraft Operational Evaluation Checklist


No. OEC – AircraftCheck ItemAcceptable
Yes / No / N/A
1.General Can flights be conducted as safely with an EFB as with the methods/products it is intended to replace?  
Has it been determined that there are no noticeable conflicts between EFB and flight system interfaces, or between multiple EFBs?  
Has it been determined that, in the event of an output discrepancy, there is a means for the crew to know which output is primary?  
Has it been determined that the EFB does not add an unacceptable level of complexity for any critical activity or phase of flight?  
2.Workload Is the workload with an EFB less than, or equal to, the workload for equivalent tasks without an EFB?  
Has it been determined that the EFB does not distract pilots during critical phases of flight?  
Are there policies/procedures in place to mitigate workload/distraction problems?  
3. Aircraft
Performance Calculations
Can the Fleet and/or Fleet WSM verify that aircraft performance data outputs match AFM performance data? How?  
Is the entry and manipulation of data easy and unambiguous?  
Does the system provide suitable error messages for inappropriate input/output?  
Does the system allow adequate cross-checks between crew members in practice?  
4. Electronic Navigation
Can crews use electronic charts as well as they use paper charts?  
Can the system easily accommodate short notice changes (e.g., re-clearance, change of runway)?  
Do zoom and pan features ensure that critical items are not lost from view? Do scale and orientation indications remain visible? Does the scale indication remain accurate?  
Do display or orientation options ensure that crews do not become confused about display orientation?  
Can the selection be manually overridden?  
Is displayed position accurate within the displayed scale?  
Externally-sensed inputs (e.g., overlay of current aircraft position): Does the system automatically select relevant charts?  

Does the system ensure that:

  • critical items are not lost from view in de-cluttered mode?
  • there is a clear indication that the de-cluttering feature is active?
  • electronic charts are as accurate and usable as conventional paper charts?
5.Electronic Checklists Can crews use electronic checklists as well as they use paper checklists? How does crew coordination of checklist actions work in practice?  
Is progress through the checklist and the status of items (complete/deferred/open) clear to the crew?  
Can the crew easily change the status of an action item?  
Can the crew remove completed actions in order to restart the checklist from the beginning?  
Is the potential to skip checklist items or assign incorrect actions minimized?  
Can the crew easily navigate through the checklist? Are deferred actions appropriately displayed?  
Is it clear when a checklist is incomplete?  
Are decision branches clearly displayed? Can the selection of an incorrect branch be reversed?  
Are reminders displayed for delayed actions (e.g., fuel dumping)?  



 Limitations or procedures required for operational use:   



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