FLIGHT STANDARDIZATION BOARD REPORT

 

 

Fujitsu LT P-600

 

Class 1 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by:/s/__/s/ Johnathon Vetter _Date: 05/31/2006

Johnathon A Vetter

FSB Chairman

 

 

Reviewed by:_____Richard McCleish_Date: 05/31/2006

for Walter J Hutchings

Manager, Kansas City Aircraft Evaluation Group

MKC-AEG

 

 

Coordinated by:/s/____Tom Penland_____Date: 09/20/2006

 

Air Transportation Division

AFS-200

 

 

 

Federal Aviation Administration

Aircraft Evaluation Group (MKCAEG)

901 Locust

Kansas City , Missouri 64106

Telephone:  (816) 329-3233

FAX  (816) 329-3241


 

REVISION RECORD

 

 

 

1                Revision

Sections

Date

Chairman

Draft

All

02/03/2006

John Vetter

Original

All

05/31/2006

John Vetter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table of Contents

 

      Title and Approval Page                                                                                    

      Revision Record                                                                                                1

      Table of Contents                                                                                              2

1    Purpose and Applicability                                                                                   3

2    EFB Description                                                                                                 5

3    EFB Mounting System or Stowage                                                                    6

4    EFB Display Lighting and Reflectivity                                                                7

5    Acceptable Operations Procedures for Use of EFB                                         7

6    Acceptable EFB Data Revision Process                                                           7

7    FSB Specifications for Training                                                                         8

8    FSB Specifications for Checking                                                                       8

9    FSB Specifications for Currency                                                                       9

10  Portable Electronic Device Non-Interference (91.21)                                        9

11  Electromagnetic Interference                                                                             9

12  Rapid Depressurization Testing                                                                        9

13  Operating System                                                                                              10

14  Configuration Control                                                                                         10

15  Instructions for Continued Airworthiness                                                           10

16  Compliance Checklist                                                                                        10

17  FSB Specifications for Devices and Simulators (reserved)                              10

18  Application of FSB Report                                                                                  10

19  Alternate Means of Compliance                                                                         11

20  Miscellaneous (reserved)                                                                                   11

 

Appendix 1                                                                                                                12

Appendix 2                                                                                                                13

1.

This FSB report specifies FAA requirements applicable to operators seeking operations approval to use the Fujitsu LT P-600 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) as a Class 1 EFB .  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 EFB is/will be accomplished.

Purpose

The following information related to operational approval is included:

1.1                A general description of the EFB system approved under this report, including:

1.1.1              EFB manufacturer

1.1.2              EFB model

1.1.3              A list of major components within the EFB

1.1.4              The EFB operating system and version

1.1.5              A list of the applications approved under this report.

1.2                The manufacturer’s name and model number of the mounting system approved under this report. Reference to the Part 25 certification of the mounting system is also included.

1.3                 EFB Display Lighting and Reflectivity

1.4                Typical acceptable procedures for EFB use during all phases of flight

1.5                Typical acceptable procedures to follow when one unit fails and when both units fail to include alternate means of accessing data

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

1.7                FSB specifications for training and typical acceptable training course description

1.8                FSB specifications for Checking including specification of those checks that must be administered by FAA or operators

1.9                FSB specifications for Currency

1.10        Portable Electronic Device Non-Interference

1.11        Electromagnetic Interference (E.M.I.)

1.12        Rapid Depressurization Testing

1.13        Operating system change requirements

1.14        Configuration Control, including the procedures which govern the distribution of updates to the aircraft and confirmation of the aircraft EFB configuration.

1.15        Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

1.16        Compliance Checklist

1.17        FSB Specifications for Devices and Simulators (Reserved)

1.18        The applicability of this report

1.19        Alternate Means of Compliance

1.20        List of documents or their airline equivalents, to meet the requirements of AC120-76A for operational approval and continued airworthiness. (Appendix 1)

1.21        List regulatory compliance status (compliance checklist) for pertinent parts of the FARs (Appendix 2)

 

Applicability

The following aircraft have received operational approval for the Fujitsu LT P-600 Class 1 EFB:

MU-300/ Model 400A, Beechjet / Hawker 400XP

 


 

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The Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system provides electronic flight deck data storage and retrieval that maybe used to present a variety of aviation data traditionally provided in paper form.  This system is a dual class 1 EFB system using print procedures to provide availability of Type B applications that require display for takeoff and landing.

 

The EFB approved under this report consists of a COTS tablet computer with the Microsoft Windows operating system and applications as listed. The EFB is stowed for takeoff and landing and can be connected to airplane power source (PED outlet) for battery recharging as contained in the certification documentation. A single onboard printer is required for printing of approach charts for unplanned landings.

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This EFB has been manufactured by Fujitsu.

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Advanced Data Research (ADR) FG-3600 modified and tested Fujitsu LT P-600 Stylistic. The part number for this EFB is CP098570.

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The following major components are included with this make/model of EFB

 

Component

Manufacturer

Model

Part Number

Motherboard

Fujitsu

Intel 440MX

CP098000-G4

BIOS

Phoenix

Version 4.0 R 6.0

 

Processor

Intel

Mobile Pentium 3

 

Display

Fujitsu

TFT/VE-TFT

 

Hard Drive

Toshiba

MK20223GAS

CP004565-XX HDD

CD-ROM

 

ExternalCD-ROM

CP004378-01

Wireless Connection

Cingular

EGPRS-Simm Card

 

Power Supply

 

Lithium ion

 

Printer

Hewlett Packard

DeskJet 450

C8145A

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This EFB has been demonstrated and approved with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3.

 

Additional Software Demonstrated: Adobe 7.0 to display documents, UltraNav for weight and balance / performance, JeppView – Flight Deck for printing and display of approach charts / aeronautical charts, and Computing Technologies for Aviation (CTA) for electronic record keeping.

 


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The following applications have been demonstrated and approved for use on this specific EFB. Airplane specific information used in these applications is applicable to Raytheon Aircraft Company MU-300 / Model 400 / Model 400A airplanes.

2.5.1          “Type A” Applications

(Using Adobe, Microsoft and CTA software)

2.5.1.1            Flight Operations Manual (FOM)

Operations Specifications (Opspecs)

Maintenance Manuals

Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

Configuration Deviation List (CDL)

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)

Antiterrorism profile data

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) / Oxidizer look-up tables

Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents Involving Dangerous

Goods (ICAO Doc 9481-AN/928)

Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)

Pilot Currency records (CTA)

Master Flight Plan (storage only)(MS Word)

Weather and Aeronautical data (storage only)(MS Word)

2.5.2          “Type B” Applications

(Using UltraNav and JeppView – Flight Deck software)

2.5.2.1            Performance Calculations (takeoff, en route, landing, missed app., go-around)

(Data derived based on software algorithms)

Runway limiting performance calculations

Weight and Balance calculations

Non-interactive electronic approach charts in pre-composed format

(Required approach charts for departure airport, destination airport and alternate airport must be available in printed form prior to departure)

Pre-composed or dynamic interactive electronic aeronautical charts

(Required aeronautical charts must be available in printed form prior to departure)

2.5.3          “Type C” Applications

2.5.3.1            No Type C applications are approved.

3 or Stowage

No mounting system is used with this Class 1 EFB.  The dual EFB stowage is provided behind the flight crew seats and provides accessibility to both EFB’s while the flight crew is seated.  These provisions have been evaluated and found to be acceptable for all phases of flight. The EFB,s must be stowed for takeoff and landing.


 

4                EFB Display Lighting and Reflectivity

4.1                Display lighting.

This EFB has been evaluated in both low-light and full sunlight conditions. The display is readable under the full range of lighting conditions without distraction.  Screen protectors must be maintained in good condition to preclude opacity.

4.2                Display Reflectivity.

The display has been evaluated under night lighting conditions. There is no distracting reflectivity observed from the display under these conditions.

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5.1                Normal operating procedures are included in the applicable airplane Flight Crew Operations Manual and Flight Crew Training Manual. Descriptions of specific applications may be contained in a “User Guide” supplied by the application vendor.

5.2                There are no Non-Normal procedures for use with the EFB.

5.3                Pertinent Aeronautical Charts for en route navigation, terminal area charts and approach charts for departure, destination and alternates must be printed and available prior to departure.

5.4                In the event of an unplanned landing or in-flight diversion, Aeronautical and Approach Charts will be printed onboard the aircraft in flight.  If the onboard printer fails, the EFB can be used to display Approach and Aeronautical Chart information directly provided the EFB is stowed prior to landing. A template for Approach Chart Data must be available to hand record textual description of approach procedure for continuous display availability when a printed chart is unavailable.

 

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7                FSB Specifications for Training

7.1                General.  Successful completion of EFB training is required.  EFB training programs must be FAA approved when specified by FAR.  An FAA approved Computer Based Training course carried out on either a desktop or laptop computer is an acceptable means of conducting EFB training.

7.2                Programs Crediting Previous EFB Experience.   Training programs for the EFB may take credit for previous EFB experience. For example, previous experience using a Class 1 or 2 performance 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 information regarding previously approved programs or programs crediting previous EFB experience, FAA Principal Inspectors for other operators may be consulted.

7.3                Pilots Initial, Transition and Upgrade Ground Training

7.3.1              Pilots: Initial Training.   Initial EFB training is accomplished as specified by this FSB report or included in an approved training program.  No unique provisions or requirements are specified.

7.3.2              Areas of Emphasis. Operators must emphasize during EFB training and during initial line operating experience the need to avoid fixation on the display during critical phases of flight including taxi operations.

7.4                Recurrent Training

7.4.1              Recurrent training is not normally required for EFB operation provided the functions are used regularly in line operations.  Operators are encouraged to include EFB as a component of simulator recurrent training to the extent practical.

7.4.2              As part of an approved training program, an operator may use many methods when conducting recurrent training, including classroom instruction, pictures, videotape, ground training devices, computer-based instruction, and static aircraft training.

7.4.3              Recurrent Training Simulator Requirements (reserved)

 

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8.1                Checking Items.   Pertinent knowledge, procedures for EFB use should be checked following initial EFB training.  This checking may be accomplished as an automated component of EFB computer-based training.  Operators are encouraged to include EFB use as a part of recurrent checking where practical.  Proper EFB use should be included in line checks.

8.2                Areas of emphasis.   The following areas of emphasis should be addressed during line checks as necessary:

8.2.1              Proficiency with use of EFB applications must be demonstrated,

8.2.2              Proper outside visual scan without prolonged fixation on EFB operation should be demonstrated, and failure of component(s) of the EFB should be addressed,

8.2.3              Proper selection and use of EFB displays should be demonstrated.

8.2.4              Proper use of the chart printing in flight function should be demonstrated

8.2.5              Proper cross-check of data entered into the performance application

8.3                Proficiency Checks/Practical Tests.   At the discretion of the evaluator, and if the EFB is installed in the operator’s training device or simulator, EFB may be included in the practical testing and annual proficiency checks.

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9.1                Assuming EFB is used regularly , no unique currency provisions apply to the EFB.

 

10    Portable Electronic Device Non-Interference (91.21)

The operator is responsible to determine non-interference of this Class 1 EFB in accordance with Advisory Circular 91.21A Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft.

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The Fujitsu LT P-600 Pen Tablet (including the power supply) has been tested by Hollingsead International in accordance with emission control standards contained in Document Nos. RTCA/DO-160D, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, and RTCA/DO-199, as one acceptable method for meeting these requirements. The Fujitsu LT P-600 Pen Tablet has been found not exhibit any unacceptable levels of electromagnetic radiation.

 

Changes of any of the components listed in paragraph 2.3 will require that the EFB is checked again for acceptable levels of EMI.

12     Rapid Depressurization Testing

The Fujitsu LT P-600 Pen Tablet, in the configuration shown in Para. 2.3, has been tested by Rockwell Collins for survivability of a rapid depressurization. No faults were evident after the rapid depressurization that would prevent continued normal operation of the EFB.

 

If there is no depressurization protection, then alternate procedures must be provided which deal with the total loss of the EFB system.

13     Operating System

Changes to the Windows operating system that involve .exe, .dll files or Java scripts will require that the operator notify the FAA Principal Inspector that the operation of all approved applications continues to meet intended function.

14     Configuration Control

The certificate holder or the operator will need to satisfy the Principal Inspector that they have procedures in place to manage the hardware and software configuration of any Class 1 EFBs that will be in operational use.

15     Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

The certificate holder or the operator is responsible to demonstrate that they have procedures in place to track repairs to EFB units and to ensure each EFB remains in compliance with the approved configuration. Regular scheduled battery replacement is required.

16     Compliance Checklist

16.1        Compliance Checklist (see Appendix 2).

Compliance checklists are provided as an aid to identify those specific rules or policies for which compliance has been demonstrated to FAA.  The checklist includes rules or policies for which compliance must be demonstrated by individual operators.  Not all rules, policies or variants are necessarily listed or addressed.

16.2        Discussion of Specific Compliance Checklist Items (reserved)

17     FSB Specifications for Devices And Simulators (Reserved)

18     Application of FSB Report

Relevant parts of this report are effective for the specific combination of Class 1 EFB and aircraft model when this report is approved by FAA.


 

19     Alternate Means of Compliance

19.1        Approval Level and Approval Criteria.   Alternate means of compliance to the provisions of this report, must be approved by MKC-AEG.  If alternate compliance is sought, operators will be required to establish that any proposed alternate means provides an equivalent level of safety to the provisions of AC 120-76A and this FSB report.  Analysis, demonstrations, proof of concept testing, differences documentation, or other evidence may be required.

19.2        Requires Equivalent Safet y.  In the event alternate compliance is sought, training program hour reductions, simulator approvals, and device approvals, may be significantly limited and reporting requirements may be increased to assure equivalent safety.  FAA will generally not consider relief through alternate compliance means, unless sufficient lead time has been planned by an operator to allow for any necessary testing and evaluation.

19.3        Unforeseen Circumstances.  In the event of clearly unforeseen circumstances in which it is not possible for an operator to comply with report provisions, the operators may seek an interim equivalent program rather than a permanent alternate compliance method.  Financial arrangements, schedule adjustment, and other such reasons are not considered “unforeseen circumstances” for the purposes of this provision.

20     Miscellaneous - (Reserved)


Appendix 1

List of Required Documents and Artifacts for Operational Approval and Continued Airworthiness

 

Flight Crew Operations Manual

 

Flight Crew Training Manual

Training Courseware

  • Flight Crew
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Operations Office Personnel

 

Electronic Flight Bag Pilot’s Guide

 

Company Maintenance Procedures

Component Maintenance Manual

 

Minimum Equipment List

 

Data Delivery and Management Description and Procedures

 

EFB Configuration Control Description and Procedures

 

 


Appendix 2

Compliance Checklist

The provisions of this report have shown compliance with the following regulations:

 

(1) Title 14 CFR §§ 91.9, 91.21, 91.103, 91.167, 91.169, 91.503, 91.605, 91.1023, 91.1025, 91.1063, 91.1065, 91.1067, 91.1069, 91.1073, 91.1075, 91.1077, 91.1079, 91.1081

 

(2) Title 14 CFR §§ 135.21, 135.23, 135.63, 135.81, 135.83, 135.144, 135.179, 135.213, 135.293, 135.297, 135.299, 135.323, 135.325, 135.327, 135.329.