A Jet Aviation Engineering Services-designed electronic flight bag (EFB) has been certificated by the US Federal Aviation Administration for integration into the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) cockpit.

The EFB consists of a display that can be used to access taxi, flight and performance data, charts, minimum equipment list data and checklists. Mounted outboard of each pilot, the displays are 250mm (10in) pen tablet computers with touchscreen menus.

The EFBs also provide e-mail and internet access to obtain and display meteorological data.

General manager of Jet Aviation Engineering Services Michael Girps says the EFB "allows for instant access to procedural flight, ground operations data and checklists during flight preparation".

The company is also working on certification and structural engineering to install the unit in Gulfstream V and Embraer Legacy aircraft.

Source: Flight International