FAA Approves ExpressJet’s Surface 3 ‘Electronic Flight Bag’ (EFB) Using Windows 10

Last year, Microsoft announced that Surface 3 has been pre-qualified for airlines to seek authorization from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for use as an EFB during all phases of flight. Through a rigorous evaluation process, Surface 3 has completed environmental and situational testing. Today, Microsoft announced via blog post that Surface 3 has got FAA’s official approval.

Nearly 4,000 ExpressJet pilots are now using the EFB solution on Windows 10 and can officially access up to 50 pounds worth of navigation charts at the tip of their fingers on their Surface 3 devices.

Microsoft Surface running Windows and the latest Jeppesen software is dominating the electronic flight bag (EFB) market. Microsoft highlighted that customers like Delta have seen savings of approximately 1.2M gallons of fuel and 7,500 sheets of paper annually. Read more about it from the link below.

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