Dassault-Aviation

 

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Type B Software,

Jeppesen FliteDeck, Mobile FD, and EPM for EASy cockpit

Presented on the CMC CMA-1100 and iPad2

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE AIRCRAFT EVALUATION GROUP

OPERATIONAL SUITABILITY REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                 ________________________DATE: 09/20/2012

John Pinnow

 Dassault FSB Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group

Federal Aviation Administration

1601 Lind Avenue

Renton , Washington 98055

Telephone: (425) 917-6600

 

 


 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

1. Purpose and Applicability. 3

2. Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) evaluation identified by EFB make/model and aircraft make/model. 4

3. Manufacturer's name and model number of the mounting system evaluated. 5

4. EFB location and stowage suitability. 5

5. EFB Display lighting. 5

6. Suitability of procedures for EFB use during all phases of flight. 5

7. Suitability of procedures to follow when The EASy Electronic chart function and one EFB unit fail to include alternate means of accessing data. 5

8. A revision process procedure/method that ensures appropriate database accuracy and currency. 6

9. Training effectiveness and typical acceptable training course completion. 7

10. Recommendation for the checking / recency. 7

11. Usability of each application (for example): 8

12. Usability of multiple applications at one time. 8

13. Crew workload and currency for proficient use. 8

14. Effectiveness of procedures which govern the distribution of application software updates to the aircraft and confirmation of the aircraft EFB configuration. 9

Appendix 1 - Documents Reviewed. 10

Appendix 2 - Compliance References. 11

 

1. Purpose and Applicability

1.1 The purpose of this report is to establish the Operational Suitability of:

- Jeppesen JeppView FliteDeck Version 3.5, and EPM Version 1.7.5 (Electronic Performance Manual, a performance calculation module for the Falcon F7X) application software, as presented on the CMC CMA-1100 (Windows XP),

- Jeppesen Mobile FD version 1.0 application software, as presented Apple iPad2 (iOS 5.1).

 

This report does not approve the operational use of this software/hardware combination. Operators must apply to their assigned operations authority for applicable operational use authorization.

 

1.2 Operations Aviation Safety Inspectors from the Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) performed the original Operational Suitability Evaluations in accordance with AC 120-76A and FSIMS 8900.1 Vol. 4, CH. 15, Sec. 1.

 

1.3 Operations Aviation Safety Inspectors from the SEA AEG performed the Operational Suitability Evaluations on CLASS 2 EFB for Dassault EASy cockpit using the checklist contained in document FSIMS 8900.1 Figure 4-79 Checklist 1, and reproduced in Dassault documents EFB Project HMI Assessment DO 031-OS-400 (iPad2) and DO 031-OS-400 (CMC -CMA-1100).

 

1.4 Operations Aviation Safety Inspectors from the SEA AEG performed the Operational Suitability Evaluation on both the CMC CMA-1100 and the Apple iPad2.

 

1.5 This report addresses the FliteDeck, Terminal Charts and EPM application software on Class 2 EFB for EASy cockpit operations under applicable 14 CFRs (see Appendix 2).

 

1.6 The primary intended use of the Dassault Class 1 and 2 EFB systems (CMC CMA-1100 and the Apple iPad2) is to provide a means of backup to the EASy charting system that is part of the EASy cockpit concept, and a replacement of the paper Performance Manual. The system may be used as a standalone system in the absence of the EASy charting system.

 

1.7 The secondary intended use of Dassault Class 1 EFB (Apple iPad2 only) is to display the Jeppesen AirWay Manuals (AWM) and en route chart aeronautical information (Jeppesen Mobile FD), as a substitute for paper products.

 

1.8 Provisions of this report are consistent with the guidance defined in FAA Advisory Circular 120-76A and assume that appropriate airworthiness certification for installation of the CMC-CMA-1100 EFB hardware is accomplished. The following information related to operational suitability is included:

 

·                A general description of the EFB applications evaluated for this report, including:

 

o            The version and build number of the application

o            The applicable operating systems

 

·                A revision process procedure/method that ensures appropriate database accuracy and currency

·                Specifications for training and typical acceptable training course description

·                Specifications for Currency

·                Configuration Control - including procedures governing the distribution of updates to

the application.

·                Compliance Checklist

·                 List of documents to meet the requirements of AC120-76A for operational use and continued airworthiness. (Appendix 1)

·                List regulatory compliance status (compliance checklist) for pertinent parts of 14 CFR (Appendix 2)

 

1.9 This report utilizes the suggested outline listed in 8900.1 Vol. 4, CH. 15, Sec. 1, Figure 4-81, Evaluation Report Information Template. Sections not related to these software applications have been marked, "Not applicable to this report."

 

2. Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) evaluation identified by EFB make/model and aircraft make/model.

 

2.1 The Jeppesen JeppView FliteDeck, the EPM application software (CMC CMA-1100), and the Jeppesen Mobile FD application (Apple iPad2) are currently designed for use on the Dassault aeroplanes types equipped with the EASy cockpit. All subsequent sections of this report related to descriptions, operations and/or capabilities of EFB hardware other than the CMC CMA-1100 or Apple iPad2 installation will be stated as, "Not Applicable."

Please refer to the Operation Specifications governing the approval of the Apple iPad2 or CMC CMA-100 as EFB system for that specific approval.

 

3. Manufacturer's name and model number of the mounting system evaluated.

3.1 The mounting device for the CMC CMA-1100 and the connectivity has been certified through the Dassault major modification on Falcon F7X, F2000 EASy, and F900 EASy series.

3.2 The iPad2 EFB has no aircraft mounting device.

4. EFB location and stowage suitability.

4.1 The CMC CMA-1100 remains attached on its mounting device.

4.2 The iPad2 is to be stored in the cockpit side pockets when not used (easily accessible to the aircrew).

5. EFB Display lighting.

 

5.1 Both the iPad2 and CMC CMA-1100 feature a dimming function easily accessible.

 

6. Suitability of procedures for EFB use during all phases of flight.

 

6.1 The CMC CMA-1100 EFB may be used in critical phases of flight.

 

6.3 The iPad2 EFB, when used in critical phases of flight, shall be secured with a kneeboard.

7. Suitability of procedures to follow when The EASy Electronic chart function and one EFB unit fail to include alternate means of accessing data.

 

7.1 The evaluation has been based upon the Dassault documents Operational Risk Assessment DO 031-OS-300 and DO 037-OS-300. The backup aspect has been the object of a particular attention in addition to the normal EFB compliance.

 

7.2 Provided the CMC CMA-1100 and the iPad2 are properly certified for use, JeppView FliteDeck, Jeppesen Mobile FD, and EPM software applications are able to depict data traditionally provided in paper format.

 

7.3 The EFBs system configuration consists in two portable tablet units.

 

8. A revision process procedure/method that ensures appropriate database accuracy and currency.

 

8.1 The JeppView FliteDeck application on the CMC CMA 1100 follows the following convention in displaying the currency of data:

8.1.1 Jeppesen provides a 60 day grace period to update the Electronic Chart Data in JeppView. After the grace period, JeppView and FliteDeck no longer display charts. Electronic Chart Data updates are available either:

· On the Internet when the EFB unit is connected through either wireless or a LAN connection;

· On the Electronic Chart Data CD-ROM update.

The 60 day grace period allows usage when users are away from their home base and do not have access to the Internet or the current Electronic Chart Data CD. Use of the program within the 60 day grace period should only be made with great caution. Users should ensure that they are flying with current flight information, and comply with all requirements regarding pre-flight planning and required or recommended flight information. Jeppesen recommends that users use the Internet to update their chart data when they do not have access to the latest Electronic Chart Data update on CD.

Software updates are embedded with the Jeppesen Database, either through internet update or Electronic Chart Data update on CD. Jeppesen is sole manager and provider responsible for software versions. A trace of software modifications is provided by Jeppesen in each new software user manual.

Each time JeppView or FliteDeck is started, it displays a warning with the effective date of the Electronic Chart Data, the issue date of the terminal chart data, and the cycle number of the Electronic Text Pages. When the data becomes obsolete, the fonts on the warning change color:

· For the NavData cycle, red signifies that the data has expired and an update is needed to

ensure safety of flight;

· For the terminal chart cycle, dark red signifies that an update is imminent and appears one

to six days after an issue of updated terminal charts.

Red signifies that the charts should only be used with great caution.

 

8.2 Similar concept applies for the Jeppesen Mobile FD application on iPad2, via the Internet only, when the iPad2 EFB unit is connected through either wireless or a 3G/4G connection

9. Training effectiveness and typical acceptable training course completion.

 

9.1 Training programs for the EFB may take credit for previous EFB experience. For example, previous experience using a Class 1 or 2 charting application using similar software may be credited toward EFB training. Principal Inspectors for operators initially introducing a new EFB system may approve programs consistent with programs previously approved for other operators. For information regarding previously approved programs or programs crediting previous EFB experience, FAA Principal Inspectors for other operators may be consulted.

 

9.2 Pilots should be trained to proficiency using level C training as defined in AC120-53, or as revised (i.e. classroom instruction, pictures, videotape, ground training devices, computer-based instruction and static aircraft training).

 

9.3 Operators must emphasize during initial line operating experience, the need to avoid fixation on the display during critical phases of flight, including taxi operations.

 

9.4 The need for recurrent training specific to the CMC and iPad2 EFB and application software will be addressed by the assigned Principal Operations Inspector (POI) for certificated operators. Regardless of recurrent training requirements, all operators that use these applications on a regular basis should include use of the application as a component of simulator recurrent training with normal and non-normal procedures as per the applicable CFR and AC120-53, as revised.

 

Dassault recommends that the pilot training documentation which shall be used during the EFB Pilot Training Course is, at the minimum:

-                Operator’s MEL

-                CMC PilotView User’s Manual

-                iPad2 user’s manual for  the current iOS Software

-                JeppView FliteDeck User’s Manual

-                Jeppesen Mobile FD training

-                EPM User’s Manual.

 

10. Recommendation for the checking / recency

 

10.1 The check conducted following the initial EFB training may be accomplished by questionnaire (oral or written) or as an automated component of EFB computer based training. Proficiency in EFB use will be required if the device and/or application is to be used during an issuance of a type rating or a recurrent proficiency check.

 

10.2 there are no recommendations for Recency.

11. Usability of each application (for example):

11.1 Electronic documents functional suitability.

11.1.1 Not applicable to this report.

 

11.2 Aircraft performance functional suitability.

11.2.1 The EPM application for the CMC-CMA-1100 devices provides cruise performance calculation. The EPM is intended to replace the paper Performance manual (PM). The EPM is dedicated to Dassault Falcon F7X. It will be used in cross check with the FMS data.

 

11.3 Electronic charts functional suitability.

11.3.1 The Jeppesen JeppView/FliteDeck and Jeppesen Mobile FD EFB application software for the CMC-CMA-1100 and the Apple iPad2 devices provide a back-up electronic flight deck displays that may be used to depict electronic airport diagrams, departure, arrival, and approach charts traditionally provided in paper form. The application is dedicated to either a Class 1 or Class 2 EFB system. Charts, as well as text oriented material, are provided for departure, arrival, and approach phases.

12. Usability of multiple applications at one time.

12.1 The CMC CMA-1100 EFB system allows the multiple open applications JeppView FliteDeck and EPM.

12.2 The iPad2 EFB usability of multiple applications has to be verified with several applications installed, and is not covered by this report. FAA Principal Inspectors for other operators may be consulted.

 

13. Crew workload and currency for proficient use.

13.1 The crew workload for the EFB applications mirrors that of the previously approved EFB application in use on operational Class 2 EFBs.

 

 

13.2 Recurrent training specific to the JeppView FliteDeck, Jeppesen Mobile FD, and EPM applications will be addressed by the assigned POI as it pertains to the certificate holder’s operation.

 

14. Effectiveness of procedures which govern the distribution of application software updates to the aircraft and confirmation of the aircraft EFB configuration.

 

14.1 A data revision process for the EPM application has been developed by Dassault. Revision is provided to registered operators with CD-ROM update . Operators are informed with a Falcon Service Advisory publication.

 

 


Appendix 1 - Documents Reviewed

 

The following documents have been reviewed and evaluated by the SEA AEG during the determination of this report.

 

EFB Project CMC - EFB Master Policy, DO 031-OS-010

EFB Project iPad2 - EFB Master Policy, DO 037-OS-010

EFB Project CMC - EFB HMI Assessment DO031-OS-400

EFB Project iPad2 EFB HMI Assessment DO 037-OS-400

EFB Project CMC - Risk Assessment DO031-OS-300

EFB Project Ipad2 - Risk Assessment DO037-OS-300

EFB Project iPad2 - Evaluation Report DO 037-OS-601

EFB project CMC - EFB Training Specifications DO 031-OS-200

Electronic Performance Manual For Falcon F7X Software Verification Process & Results EPM7X v1.7

 

 

Appendix 2 - Compliance References

1. TITLE 14 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (14 CFR).

 

The following regulations apply:

 

(1) Title 14 CFR§§ 91.103(b), 91.175(a), 91.503(a)(4).

 

(2) Title 14 CFR§ 121- 121.97(b), 121.97(c), 121.117(b), 121.117(c), 121.135(a), 121.135(b)(8)(i) / (iv) /(v).

 

(3) Title 14 CFR§§ 125 - 125.215(a)(4).

 

(4) Title 14 CFR§§ 135.23(r), 135.83(a)(4).

 

2. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) ADVISORY CIRCULARS (AC), ORDERS, POLICY STATEMENTS, AND TECHNICAL STANDARD ORDERS (TSO).

a. ACs (current version)

AC-120-76B

b. FAA Orders, Policy Statements, and TSOs (current version).

FSIMS 8900.1 Vol. 4, CH. 15, Sec. 1