Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
A working group on Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) has been founded by Star Alliance in 2006 and has since focussed its discussions on two main topics:
The development of Star Alliance Position Papers on various EFB-related issues and the continuous exchange of best practice among Star Alliance member carriers.
It has been the working group’s intention to develop standardized products in order to allow airlines to freely choose between EFB Hard- and Software vendors and to decide which kind of EFB they wish to install in the cockpits.
The EFB working group discusses and comments on current regulations (e.g. from the Federal Aviation Administration - FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency - EASA), on proposed policies and regulatory changes. Airframe manufacturers and EFB-vendors are occasionally invited to present and review current and future EFB-developments with the group.
The group meets twice a year and most of the Star Alliance member carriers are represented on it, usually by pilots and engineers who are responsible for existing or future EFB projects within their airline.
To date, four Position Papers have been developed and are available for download. Please note that any reproduction of their content is subject to prior written approval of Star Alliance Services GmbH.