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FAA Advisory Circular

Most pilots, if not all, like electronic gadgets. Ranging from moving map GPS equipped navigation systems or netbooks to mobile phones integrated into the intercom system of the aircraft. All with the intention to get the cockpit free of paper items like maps, approach charts, weather reports and notams.

Having everything electronic means updating these databases regularly, like the paper stuff. But make sure that the cockpit doesn't become a mess with wires, mini gps receivers and other devices needed to run these systems.

Electronic Flight Bag Devices, FAA AC-120-76

FAA AC-120-76

Excerpt from the document:

PURPOSE. This joint Flight Standards Service (AFS) and Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) advisory circular (AC) provides an acceptable method of compliance for the certification, airworthiness, and the operational approval of both portable and installed Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) aircraft computing devices.

This AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization for the operational use of EFB utilizing both portable devices or installed equipment evaluated by the operator as their means to display operating information with an equivalent level of accessibility, usability, and reliability to the means they replace.

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