A Tool Kit for Evaluating Electronic Flight Bags

Over the past few years, the Volpe Center has developed a set of five tools that can be used to evaluate Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) from a human factors perspective. The goal of these tools is to help streamline and standardize EFB human factors assessments by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The tools were developed and documented for the FAA in order to facilitate the identification and resolution of human factors/pilot interface issues with EFB systems, either in terms of design and/or operational use. The tools are designed for use by evaluators who are not human factors experts. They can be used at different stages of EFB development for different types of evaluations. By understanding the tools before beginning the approval process, the most appropriate tools can be selected, customized, and incorporated into the EFB evaluation at relatively little incremental cost. This report contains descriptions of the tools and practical information on when and how to use each tool. The appendices to this report contain the full version of every tool.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Air Traffic Organization Operations Planning
    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Chandra, Divya C
    • Yeh, Michelle
  • Publication Date: 2006-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01076720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FAA-06-21, DOT/FAA/AR-06/44
  • Contract Numbers: FA6Y CD304
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2007 4:13PM