Swiss aviation industry regulatory compliance consultancy group AeroEx has launched a toolkit aimed at helping European operators and pilots ensure they comply with the EU's new electronic flight bag (EFBs) regulations ahead of the 9 July, 2019 deadline.
EASA requirements have introduced new provisions for commercial and non-commercial operators using installed or portable EFBs that replace ICAO standards. The new regulation is for the use of EFBs and their applications with a failure condition classified as minor or below. Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operators are required to hold an operational approval for any Type B EFB application.
“Regulatory compliance is required, so missing a deadline means you remain grounded or unable to use your EFB. AeroEx can ensure your new EFB provisions can be met in a matter of weeks, not months, ensuring you are fully compliant by the deadline,” says managing director Joel Hencks. “Our toolkit offers the streamlined implementation method sought by flight operations, compliance, quality control and safety managers to ensure a seamless transition to the new requirements without taking the risk of not being able to use EFB applications after 9 July.”
There are two versions of AeroEx's EFB toolkit. Both include manual and risk assessment templates, checklists, and regulatory guidance material that flight departments and compliance managers can tailor to their own operations without the hassle of collecting necessary rules and information. The premium implementation version also has advisory services by subject matter experts, a customised EFB manual, gap analysis, compliance list, an EFB booklet, customised risk assessment frame, 'Role of the EFB Administrator' certificate webinar/training, operational evaluation test plan template, final operational report template, change management procedure and an application for the competent authority.
AeroEx's EFB toolkit solutions cater to CAT, non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft (NCC), and specialised operations (SPO) operators under the EU Air Ops regulation.
The company will also be offering three free informational webinars on EU EFB regulatory compliance for flight departments, pilots and compliance managers on 8 and 21 March and 11 April.