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Old 10-12-2020, 06:23 PM   #1  
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Default Electronic Checklists

I'm gathering information about Electronic Checklists. They seem to be very underutilized still in the cockpit.
  • Who uses them and in what aircraft type and/or avionics package? Manufacturer's checklist or something custom?
  • Who has them available but doesn't use them? Same questions as above (type? avionics?) also, why not?

Electronic Checklists are a great tool, especially in a single pilot operation. We use them in all of our aircraft and I feel like they greatly improve out checklist usage.

Link to a LinkedIn poll if you also wouldn't mind a quick click to answer that poll

Thanks for any and all input!

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Old 10-17-2020, 08:00 PM   #2  
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We use iPad PDF checklists if that counts. Helps to be able to jump back and forth between sections.
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:06 AM   #3  
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In the heat of battle, paper doesn't fail....
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Old 11-05-2020, 06:53 AM   #5  
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Back in my corporate days, we used one that was integrated in the MFD on a Citation XLS. We found it cumbersome and distracting. You were "heads down" with a finger on a button clicking "next". Hated it.

Putting it on an iPad seems like a better idea, especially if it's the type where you could click off what was completed-no more "Did we complete the approach checklist?"

In the end, I'm with GeeWizzDriver and T'world. Paper checklist is failsafe. There's a reason every major US airline (and most international carriers) still use paper.
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:51 PM   #6  
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Thatís all we use, and have used for years. Gulfstream G280 and G650. Both of them are the manufacturer ECLs. Theyíre up on the DUs, and with the CCD, itís considered heads up. We also have redundancy with 2 iPads. The G280 is the Rockwell Collins Proline Fusion avionics suite, while the G650 is the Honeywell Primus Epic.

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Back in my corporate days, we used one that was integrated in the MFD on a Citation XLS. We found it cumbersome and distracting. You were "heads down" with a finger on a button clicking "next". Hated it.

Putting it on an iPad seems like a better idea, especially if it's the type where you could click off what was completed-no more "Did we complete the approach checklist?"

In the end, I'm with GeeWizzDriver and T'world. Paper checklist is failsafe. There's a reason every major US airline (and most international carriers) still use paper.
I think the real reason is so that they can make their own checklists. Oftentimes manufacturer checklist are long and cumbersome.
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