FAA InFO: Using iPads in the Cockpit

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Aviation, iPad | Comments Off on FAA InFO: Using iPads in the Cockpit

On Friday, May 13th, the FAA released an InFO (Information For Operators) regarding the use of the iPad in the cockpit.
Essentially, for Part 91 (Typical General Aviation) the only thing they suggest in moving to a paperless cockpit is flying with backup paper charts until the operator is comfortable.
For other types of operation they explain what types of approvals and certifications are needed for using the iPad in the cockpit
They do suggest using a kneeboard to secure the iPad if using Type B Software:

“To be used in critical phases of flight, an EFB displaying Type B software must be secured and viewable. A kneeboard is one way to accomplish this.”

Ready the entire InFO here:
http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/info/all_infos/media/2011/InFO11011.pdf

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