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Online EFB Publications

The documents listed below include a selection of free online publications and news articles, as well as publications that require membership or subscription, or are available for a fee. Free publications and news articles are designated with an asterisk (*) next to the hyperlink.

If you know of other articles that should be included, please send an email to stephanie.chase@dot.gov.

Publications

Dodd, S., Grothe, S., Lancaster, J., & Rogers, B. (2014). Viewable Stowage of Portable Electronic Devices in the Flight Deck: Environmental Test Report. Phoenix, AZ: Honeywell International Aerospace Advanced Technology Crew Interface & Platform Systems.
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Dodd, S., Lancaster, J., Miranda, A., Grothe, S., DeMers, B., & Rogers, B. (2014). Touch Screens on the Flight Deck The Impact of Touch Target Size, Spacing, Touch Technology and Turbulence on Pilot Performance. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 6-10).
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Gunn, B. (2014). Be careful with Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) and Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs). Professional Pilot, 48(7).
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Nelson, E., De Mers, B., Dodd, S., Grothe, S., Lancaster, J., Miranda, A., & Rogers, B. (2014). Chart Legibility on Portable Electronic Devices. Phoenix, AZ: Honeywell International Aerospace Advanced Technology Crew Interface & Platform Systems.
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Evans, E., Young, S., Daniels, T., & Myer, R. (2013). Usability of EFBs for viewing NOTAMs and AIS/MET data link messages. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2013 IEEE/AIAA 32nd (pp. 1-28). IEEE.
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Johnstone, N. (2013). The Electronic Flight Bag Friend or Foe? (Report No. 104). Manchester, MI: Air Safety Group.
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Joslin, R. E. (2013). Human Factors Hazards of IPADS In General Aviation Cockpits. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 56-60).
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Tuccio, W. A. (2013).  Aviation Approach Charts in an iPad World.  The Journal of Navigation, 66, p 135 – 147.
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Goh, J., & Scarlett, J. (2013). Literature Review: Use of Electronic Devices and Impact on Acquisition and Retention of Information. McLean, VA: The MITRE Corporation.
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Begis, J. M. (2012). Advances in Cockpit Display and Crew Information Management Capabilities (No. 2012-01-2121). SAE Technical Paper.
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Pschierer, C., Thompson, T., Ellerbrock, R., & Haffner, S. (2012, October). From captain Jeppesen's little black book to the iPad and beyond. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2012 IEEE/AIAA 31st (pp. 1A2-1). IEEE.
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Yang, H. Y., & Li, D. B. (2012). Data Exchange Model and Integrity Check Mechanism of Electronic Flight Bag System. Computer Engineering, 1, 008.
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Zelazo, D. E. (2012). An electronic flight bag for NextGen avionics. In Proc. of SPIE Vol (Vol. 8383, pp. 83830K-1).
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Hankers, T., Bayram, K., Zimmer, N., Hecker, P., & Schiefele, J. (2011). Situation awareness through the integration of transient information into future cockpit taxi guidance. Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2011 IEEE/AIAA 30th (pp. 8E1-1 - 8E1-9). IEEE.
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Pschierer, C., Gilbert, B., DeBisschop, C., & Van Der Stricht, S. (2011). Aerodrome mapping databases supporting taxi routing functions. Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2011 IEEE/AIAA 30th (pp. 8E4-1 - 8E4-11). IEEE.
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Pschierer, C., Sindlinger, A., Barraci, N., Wiesemann, T., Gaertner, M., & Schiefele, J. (2011). Next generation EFB applications. In SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (pp. 80420U-80420U). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
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Skaves, P. (2011). Electronic flight bag (EFB) policy and guidance. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2011 IEEE/AIAA 30th (pp. 8D1-1). IEEE.
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Skaves, P. (2011). Information for cyber security issues related to aircraft systems. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2011 IEEE/AIAA 30th (pp. 1C2-1). IEEE.
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ASRS Callback (September 2010) Paperless Flying – Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). Asrs.arc.nasa.gov.
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Wu, S., Lachter, J., Johnson, W., and Battiste, V. (2010). Assessment for the Use of Electronic Flight Bags for Displaying Enhanced Traffic and Weather Information on the Flight Deck. 27th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 19 - 24 September 2010, Nice, France.  
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Roefs, F., Theunissen, E., and Koeners, J. (2007). Manual versus speech input for entering a taxiroute into an Electronic Flight Bag. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st annual meeting.
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Cahill, Joan and McDonald, Nick (2006) Human computer interaction methods for electronic flight bag envisionment and design. Cognition, Technology & Work, 8(2), 113- 123.
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Theunissen, E., Koeners, G.J.M., Roefs, F.D., Rademaker, R.M. and Bleeker, O.F. (August 2005). Evaluation of an EFB Airport Map with Integrated Routing in a Distributed Simulation Environment. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit.
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Theunissen, E., Koeners, G. J. M., Roefs, F. D., Ahl, P., & Bleeker, O. F. (2005). Evaluation of an electronic flight bag with integrated routing and runway incursion detection functions. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2005. DASC 2005. The 24th (Vol. 1, pp. 4-E). IEEE.
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Kamineni, S., & Rathinam, S. (2004). Electronic moving map of airport surface on electronic flight bag. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2004. DASC 04. The 23rd (Vol. 1, pp. 4-C). IEEE.
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Dubet, S. (2003). Aeronautical charts for electronic flight bags. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2003. DASC'03. The 22nd (Vol. 2, pp. 13-D).
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Dubet, S. (2003). Terrain, obstacle and airport databases for electronic flight bags. In Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2003. DASC'03. The 22nd (Vol. 2, pp. 13-D). IEEE.
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News Articles

Faith, Kent. (November 2014). New flight threat from electronic flight bags. i2E.
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Bellamy, Woodrow III. (July 2014). Electronic Flight Bags: Big Improvements, Bright Future. Avionics Today.
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Goglia, John. (June, 2014). Torqued: Reducing Electronic Distractions in the Cockpit Needs More than a Rule. AINonline
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Robinson, Abby. (October 2013). Researchers Evaluate Electronic Flight Bags for Air National Guard Pilots. Georgia Tech Research Horizons.
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Rosenkrans, Wayne. (March 2013). The Fine Print: Predictable issues involving portable EFBs sometimes catch business aircraft pilots by surprise. AeroSafety World Magazine. Flight Safety Foundation.
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Majcher, Kristin. (March 2013). IN FOCUS: Taking tablet electronic flightbags to the next level. Flightglobal.
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Turner, Aimee. (March 2013). Widespread EFB use poses severe fire hazard. Air Traffic Management.
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Frink, Skylar. (September 2012). Electronic Flight Bags undergo military testing. Military and Aerospace Electronics.
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McKenna, Ed. (June 2011). Product Focus: Electronic Flight Bags. Aviation Today
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Thurber, Matt. (August 2011). FAA: Own-ship Position Display on iPads Is a Problem. AIN Online.
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Croft, John. (October 2010). Tecnam NA: taking the electronic flight bag to the next level. Flightglobal.
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Gallagher, Brendan. (October 2010). Electronic flight bags: must-have bags. Flightglobal.
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Learmount, David. (October 2010). Airbus and Boeing approaches to electronic flight bags. Flightglobal.
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McHale, John. (April 2010). Future looks brighter for electronic flight bags (EFBs). Military & Aerospace Electronics.
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McHale, John. (May 2010). Military EFBs take on rugged, tactical form. Military & Aerospace Electronics.
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Rosenberg, Barry. (March 2010). Product Focus: EFBs. Aviation Today.
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O'Keeffe, Niall. (October 2010). From toys to tools: the electronic flight bag story. Flightglobal.
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Bailey, Tony. (March 2009). EFBs: A Changing Vision. Avionics News.
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Daly, Kieran. (April 2009). Emirates incident highlights electronic flight bag human factors. Flightglobal.
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Daly, Kieran. (April 2009). Electronic flight bags set to deliver on their promise. Flightglobal.
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Hirschman, Dave. (February 2009). Avionics: Electronic Flight Bags. AOPA.
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Hughes, David. (June 2009). EFB Special Section: EFB Market Evolves. Aviation Today.
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Hughes, David. (June 2009). EFB Special Section: Installing EFBs Is No Simple Matter. Aviation Today.
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Hughes, David. (June 2009). EFB Special Section: Airlines Outline EFB Benefits. Aviation Today.
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Kingsley-Jones, Max. (July 2009). Airbus devises 'class 2-plus' electronic flight bag offering for A350 XWB. Flightglobal.
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McHale, John. (September 2009). Market for electronic flight bags (EFBs) still down, but slowly turning upward. Military & Aerospace Electronics.
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McHale, John. (June 2009). Electronic flight bags with moving maps will reduce runway incursions. Aerospace Electronics.
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Niles, Russ. (March 2009). Satcom Capability For EFB. Avweb.
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Pope, Stephen. (February 2009). FAA Warns of Lithium Battery Fire Hazard in EFBs. AIN Online.
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Pope, Stephen. (April 2009). FAA Continues Study of EFB Lithium Battery Fire Hazard. AIN Online.
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Rosenberg, Barry. (June 2008). Product Focus: Electronic Flight Bags. Aviation Today.
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Carey, Bill. (May 2007). Electronic Flight Bags: Applications Abound. Aviation Today.
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Oden, Curtis. (July 2007). Class 1, Class 2 EFB Operational Approval: Two Roads for Part 91F Operators. Avionics News.
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Rosenberg, Barry. (November 2007). Military EFBs. Aviation Today.
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McConnell, Vicki. (December 2007). Could One Cool Tool Put an A&P in Every Pilot's Pocket? Almost. Aviation Today.
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Burnsude, Jeb. (May 2006) Dassault Jumps On EFB Bandwagon. Avweb.
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Jenson, David. (September 2006). EFBs: Finding a Comfort Level. Aviation Today.
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Careless, James. (June 2004). Choosing An EFB For Your Bizjet. Aviation Today.
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Hamblin, C. (2004). Usability of Mobile Devices in the Cockpit. Usability News.
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Panke, J. (2004, August). EAA vendors promote in-flight Wireless Weather from WxWorx. Mobile Tech News.
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Riley, Victor. (September 2004). Human Factors in Avionics Certification. Aviation Today.
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Ruley, J. (2004, January). Electronic Flight Bag - Update. AVWeb.
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Adams, Charlotte. (June 2003). Boeing: Integrated Avionics Takes Another Step Forward. Aviation Today.
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Busch, M. (2003, October). Some Great, Cheap Electronics for Pilots. Cessna Pilots Association Magazine.
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Jenson, David. (August 2003). Part 1: EFBs: Shifting Into High Gear. Aviation Today.
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Ramsey, J.W. (2003, September). Boeing EFBs. Avionics Magazine.
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Ruley, J. (2003, August). Roll Your Own Electronic Flight Bag. AVWeb.
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Hanson, Edward. (June 2002). Electronic Flight Bags: What Airlines Want. Aviation Today.
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Jenson, David. (July 2002). Electronic Flight Bags -- Part II. Aviation Today.
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Sources for EFB news articles

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Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2018