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Bag of Tricks
For some, the Electronic Flight Bag is a rather neat way of displaying airport and approach plates and is supplied by a teaming of Astronautics, Jeppesen and Boeing. Certainly the EFB is a cool technology, but it also is available from 15 other system providers using software from 28 vendors and marrying it to hardware from seven other suppliersand the list of capabilities appears to be growing daily. Now pilots have at their fingertips moving maps, graphical weather forecasts, terrain mapping and a host of additional features that they never knew they needed.