The process used to authorize the Jeppesen Mobile TC App for iPad as an alternative to paper charts has been cited by the FAA in a recent Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin. The bulletin provides guidance for operators interested in gaining FAA authorization of tablet computing devices for electronic flight bag (EFB) use in flight.
In the bulletin, the FAA instructs operators that are seeking EFB authorization for use of tablet computing devices such as iPad to coordinate with their principal operations inspector and to follow normal processes defined in the FAA Flight Standards Information Management System 8900.1 process. The Jeppesen Mobile TC App authorization is referenced in the bulletin as a model for achieving this type of authorization with an operator.
“This FAA bulletin works to define the authorization process for tablet EFB solutions and cites the Jeppesen Mobile TC App for iPad as an established example,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Portfolio Management, Aviation. “The industry precedent set by this process may help others seeking to deploy EFB solutions on tablet computing devices such as iPad and we are able to provide guidance to help promote safe and efficient operations using iPad and the Jeppesen Mobile TC App.”
The authorization process noted by the FAA allows the operator to use iPad and the Jeppesen Mobile TC App as the sole reference for electronic charts, even during taxi, takeoff and landing. Since the original FAA authorization in February, numerous Jeppesen customers have either received authorization or are in the process of seeking authorization for Mobile TC on iPad, following the same process model.
Jeppesen Mobile TC displays approach plate charts, terminal procedures and airport diagrams. Further flight information capabilities and additional Apps are planned for introduction in the near future for the general, business, commercial and military aviation industries, according to company officials.
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