Electronic Flight Bag

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Anyone use an approved class 1 or 2 EFB? We're a part 91 company and would like implement this. I've found a few retailers who sell class 1 EFBs that will work on our laptops. They claim to be compliant with Advisory Circular 120-76A. However, I can't find out if an EFB replaces the required navigation charts. Is it legal to fly with an IFR with an approved EFB, but without any paper charts?

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although not answering your question, this 777 has it

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“Class 1 EFB systems may be used on the ground and during flight as a source of primary or supplemental information”. FAA does not distinguish between “paper” or “electronic” charts. Since ChartCase falls under the FAA Advisory AC 120-76A, ChartCase may be used for the required charts. AC120-76A defines Class 1 EFB as completely portable devices with no permanent connection to any aircraft system. Portable EFBs can be temporarily connected to an aircraft’s electrical power system and/or to a one-way only passive data bus output from an aircraft’s installed avionics system."

This is from the retailers website. The part about the FAA not distinguishing between paper or electronic sounds strange to me.
 

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EFB Classes

I currently work on the chart data for the EFB. I'm under the impression that the Class 3 EFB still requires paper charts to be carried, but for the Class 1 I am not sure.

You can try the Jeppesen link; www.jeppesen.com or this one which is for the EFB brochure; http://www.jeppesen.com/download/misc/EFB.pdf

But of course this is for marketing purposes.

You may want to direct your question directly to Jeppesen customer service; http://www.jeppesen.com/wlcs/index.jsp?section=support&content=technical.html
 

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Page 3 of the EFB brochure...

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D V A N C E D I N F O R M A T I O N M A N A G E M E N T A N D C O M P U T I N G C A P A B I L I T Y

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N T H E A I R A N D O N T H E G R O U N D

Jeppesen Electronic Services. Scalable strategies supporting future growth –​
Jeppesen’s
electronic services are designed to provide total flexibility in meeting your needs, today and in the future.​
Jeppesen Extranet Services –​
Available today, this ground-based service provides an excellent means
to begin the transition from paper to electronic services. Provides electronic distribution and viewing
of Jeppesen navigation charts and other information. Used on the ground in flight operations or
distributed to crew members for on-line viewing or data download into Jeppesen’s Class 1 EFB.
Jeppesen Electronic Flight Bag – Jeppesen’s EFB is being designed to operate on each of the three
EFB Classes defined in the FAA Advisory Circular AC 120.76A. This includes:​
Class 1 EFB –​
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)-based systems including laptop
computers. Fully portable.​
Class 2 EFB –​
Generally COTS-based systems, portable, connected to the aircraft during
normal operations, requires an administrative control process for approval.​
Class 3 EFB –​
Installed equipment.​
Hardware Requirements -​
Jeppesen’s EFB is designed to be platform independent. This provides
customers the flexibility to host EFB applications and data on hardware that best meets their strategic
and operational objectives.​
 
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