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Next generation EFB applications
Author(s): C. Pschierer; A. Sindlinger; N. Barraci; T. Wiesemann; M. Gaertner; J. Schiefele
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Paper Abstract

Today pilots have to obtain required information from a number of different sources like airport/SID/STAR/approach or enroute charts (respectively their electronic representations), printouts like the flight plan or a weather briefing, and updates via voice communications. The flight crew is required to mentally combine all this information. This situation will become even more difficult to cope with in the SESAR/NextGen world with dynamic changes of the trajectory (flight plan), and more frequent updates of weather, NOTAMs and other information requiring a higher degree of automation and better information presentation. To address these issues, lower the pilot's workload, and increase his situational awareness, a concept is presented where all required information is provided through one application. Depending on the phase of flight (taxi-in/taxi-out, departure, enroute, arrival, approach) the application will select the currently required information and provide a seamless representation for the crew. The challenge is to provide the right information at the right time to the crew (e.g. significant weather moving into the direction of the flight plan). The focus of this paper will be on the components of the new application related to ground operations. This includes an enhanced, AMM-like view with integrated taxi-routing support, graphical and textual display of chart notes (e.g. wingspan restrictions, taxiway closures etc.), and updates of such information by automatic inclusion of digital NOTAMs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8042, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics V; and Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2011, 80420U (1 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.885960
Show Author Affiliations
C. Pschierer, Jeppesen GmbH (Germany)
A. Sindlinger, Jeppesen GmbH (Germany)
N. Barraci, Jeppesen GmbH (Germany)
T. Wiesemann, Jeppesen GmbH (Germany)
M. Gaertner, Jeppesen GmbH (Germany)
J. Schiefele, Jeppesen GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8042:
Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics V; and Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2011
Jeff J. Güell; John Tudor Thomas; Daniel D. Desjardins; Kenneth L. Bernier, Editor(s)

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