Skylegs Mobile Device Management for EFB
Operators who use Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) must prove to their local authorities that the devices perform as intended. With the Skylegs mobile device management for EFBs, they ensure that the devices are secure, well-managed and controlled.
What is Mobile Device Management for EFB?
Mobile Device Management (MDM) is the process of managing mobile devices through a security software that makes it possible for administrators to control and enforce policies. Aircraft operators provide tablets or smartphones to the flight crew to be used as Electronic Flight Bags (EFB), and they must restrict the usage of these devices.
By having proper mobile device management for EFBs, it is possible, for instance: to prevent users from deleting apps, installing new ones, restoring the device, and accessing any app which is not related to the flight duties.
Skylegs offers Mobile Device Management as an additional service. Consequently, the operators are not required to understand technicalities, as Skylegs is the one in charge of the processes.
Is MDM necessary?
Yes. EASA, FAA and other authorities establish that it is the responsibility of the operator to ensure the operating system and the EFB applications perform as intended, and that non-EFB applications must not adversely affect the EFB applications.
Therefore, the operator (and its EFB administrator) is responsible for the management of the EFBs; moreover, all device management procedures must be documented.
This is solved by Skylegs Mobile Device Management, as it is possible to restrict the EFB usage in different ways, such as controlling the apps which can be downloaded and used on the device.
The benefits of MDM by Skylegs
There are numerous benefits of relying on Skylegs for Mobile Device Management, to illustrate:
- Your team is not required to understand the technical aspects of Mobile Device Management, as this is responsibility of Skylegs.
- You will set restrictions to the iPads and supervise their use.
- Your company will receive fully configured iPads out of the box.
- Skylegs customises restrictions and applications according to your needs.
- The iPad are managed wirelessly, which means that Skylegs accesses and configures the devices from a distance.