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EFB Policy and Guidance

The documentation listed below includes policies and guidance from the FAA and other aviation organizations related to the use of electronic flight bags (EFBs) and portable electronic devices (PEDs).

FAA Regulatory and Guidance Material

Code of Federal Regulations, Portable Electronic Devices (14 CFR § 91.21; § 121.306; and § 135.144).
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Order 8900.1, Volume 4, Chapter 15, Section 1, Electronic Flight Bag Operational Authorization Process.
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Advisory Circular (AC) 120-76C, Guidelines for the Certification, Airworthiness, and Operational Use of Electronic Flight Bags.
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Advisory Circular (AC) 20-173, Installation of Electronic Flight Bag Components.
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Advisory Circular (AC) 25-11B, Electronic Flight Deck Displays.
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Advisory Circular (AC) 91-78, Use of Class 1 or Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).
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Advisory Circular (AC) 91.21-1C, Use of Portable Electronic Devices Aboard Aircraft.
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Technical Standard Order (TSO) C113a, Airborne Multipurpose Electronic Displays.
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Technical Standard Order (TSO) C165a, Electronic Map Display Equipment for Graphical Depiction of Aircraft Position (Own-Ship).
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Information for Operators (InFo) 11011, The Apple iPad and Other Suitable Tablet Computing Devices as Electronic Flight Bags (EFB).
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Information for Operators (InFo) 14006, Prohibition of Personal Use of Electronic Devices on the Flight Deck.
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FAA Policy Statement PS-ACE-23-01-R1, Installation of Mounting Devices and Wiring Integration for Attachment of Portable Displays and Electronic Devices in Normal, Utility, and Acrobatic Category Airplanes.
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Electromagnetic Compatibility Assessment Checklist – 08-22-2013
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Surface Ownship – Operator Checklist – FAA Job Aid – 02-14-2014
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International Documents

Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 233-1(1), Electronic Flight Bags.
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European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) 20-25 Airworthiness and operational consideration for Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs).
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EASA Technical Standard Order (ETSO) C165a, Electronic Map for Graphical Depiction of Aircraft Position.
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Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) Temporary Guidance Leaflet No. 36, Approval of Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs).
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SAE ARP 4102/7 Electronic Displays.
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SAE AS 8034B Minimum Performance Standard for Airborne Multipurpose Electronic Displays.
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Transport Canada Advisory Circular (AC) 700-005, Issue 02, Use of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices.
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Transport Canada Advisory Circular (AC) 700-020, Issue 02, Electronic Flight Bags.
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Industry Documents

RTCA DO-160G Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
A free, electronic version of this RTCA document is available to members, and to non-members for a fee.
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RTCA DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification.
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RTCA DO-200B Standards for Processing Aeronautical Data.
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RTCA DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware.
A free, electronic version of this RTCA document is available to members, and to non-members for a fee.
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RTCA DO-257A Minimum Operational Performance Standards for the Depiction of Navigation Information on Electronic Maps.
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RTCA DO-294C, Guidance on Allowing Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (T-PEDS) on Aircraft.
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Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2018