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Electronic Flight Bag Users Forum focuses on regulatory, AID, security, connectivity, other pressing issues

Help affect significant industry changes at SAE’s Electronic Flight Bag Users Forum, hosted by Inmarsat and slated for November 13-15 in London.
More than 300 aerospace professionals are expected at SAE International’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum, hosted by Inmarsat at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel in London November 13 through 15, 2018. Registration is now open for the world's largest conference dedicated to EFBs which boasts a supplier exhibition area and will focus on the latest regulatory developments, aircraft interface devices (AIDs), security and connectivity progress, advances in mobile applications, and airline operator experiences.

The presenters at the first EFB users conference in 2010, when many airlines had no EFB program, set a high bar for providing current, relevant, and actionable information. At the latest forum in London, attendees can expect candid answers direct from, and the opportunity to chat during breaks with, authorities on each of these subjects, as well as the opportunity to hear from various airline professionals.

The forum’s supplier exhibition will include airframers, hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, and service providers who will showcase the latest products and services. The main exposition will be open on Tuesday, November 13 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm local time, and will include a standup buffet featuring local favorites and drinks from 2 pm to 4 pm. The supplemental expo will be open during coffee breaks and lunch on Wednesday, November 14.

This activity provides a unified forum for airlines, system integrators, hardware and software providers, regulators, and other interested parties to present and discuss topics of interest to the EFB user community. This includes but is not limited to EFB subjects such as:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Communication interfaces (including media, provider, connectivity)
  • Data input devices, terminals, displays, and interactive devices
  • Hardware and software development
  • Electrical interfaces and power supply
  • Operational issues

The EFB Users Forum attracts airlines, suppliers, and regulators to discuss operational and technical trends. Speakers are invited to share their experiences and exchange information to identify issues and their potential solutions. This activity provides benefits to the aviation community by:

  • Clarifying in-service issues
  • Supporting operational enhancements
  • Promoting interchangeability of hardware and compatibility of software
  • Increasing competition and product offerings
  • Encouraging harmonized regulations
  • Publicizing EFB developments
  • Advancing new EFB applications

Get involved at the EFB Users Forum

Lead and witness significant change by joining, sharing ideas with, and getting involved with SAE, Inmarsat, and other industry professionals at the EFB Users Forum in London, Nov. 13-15, 2018.

ARINC Industry Activities (ARINC IA) ( is an SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia) program. The SAE ITC team specializes in establishing and managing consortia by providing proven processes, tools and resources. SAE ITC ( enables public, private, academic and government organizations to connect and collaborate in neutral, pre-competitive forums thus empowering the setting and implementation of strategic business improvements in global highly engineered industries.

SAE ITC is an affiliate of SAE International. SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

One week before the EFB Users Forum, SAE International's Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) takes place in London. 

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