Title

Late Morning Concurrent Sessions: Innovations in Aviation Technologies: Presentation: Class 1 EFB Deployment in a Fractional Ownership Pilot Population

Location

San Marcos Ballroom B

Topic Area

CORPORATE/BUSINESS AVIATION

Other Topic Area

Electronic Flight Bags

Abstract

Although electronic flight bags (EFBs) are used extensively throughout the industry, there is little literature available as to their general acceptance by pilots. We studied via survey the pilot population of a large Part 91K fractional ownership operator as to the deployment and usage of their FAA Class 1 (EFBs). During a required annual training event, we sampled a portion of this pilot group regarding their perspectives on usability, safety implications, efficiency, and required training in addition to accepting general comments. In this report, we explain both the design and deployment of the survey in addition to our quantitative analysis of tabulated and interpreted results. Demographic correlations and subsequent conclusions are explained and recommendations are offered to the aviation industry. In general, findings indicate general acceptance of EFBs but with caveats regarding the application’s functionality, hardware limitations, and training comprehensiveness. The data gathered in this research will serve both flight departments considering EFB usage in addition to those operations where these devices are already in use.

Start Date

16-1-2016 11:00 AM

End Date

16-1-2016 12:15 PM

Chair/Note/Host

Co-Chairs: Vahid Motevalli, Tennessee Technical University; Bruce Conway, ERAU-WW

Keywords

Aviation, Electronic Flight Bag, EFB, Electronic Flight Bag Deployment, EFB Deployment, Fractional Ownership, Pilot

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Late Morning Concurrent Sessions: Innovations in Aviation Technologies: Presentation: Class 1 EFB Deployment in a Fractional Ownership Pilot Population

San Marcos Ballroom B

Although electronic flight bags (EFBs) are used extensively throughout the industry, there is little literature available as to their general acceptance by pilots. We studied via survey the pilot population of a large Part 91K fractional ownership operator as to the deployment and usage of their FAA Class 1 (EFBs). During a required annual training event, we sampled a portion of this pilot group regarding their perspectives on usability, safety implications, efficiency, and required training in addition to accepting general comments. In this report, we explain both the design and deployment of the survey in addition to our quantitative analysis of tabulated and interpreted results. Demographic correlations and subsequent conclusions are explained and recommendations are offered to the aviation industry. In general, findings indicate general acceptance of EFBs but with caveats regarding the application’s functionality, hardware limitations, and training comprehensiveness. The data gathered in this research will serve both flight departments considering EFB usage in addition to those operations where these devices are already in use.