webFB Wireless EFB

Avionics Data Connectivity for Portable EFBs

World's First Wireless AID FAA Approved for Use in the Flight Deck

The ultra-compact webFB® easily fits in the palm of the hand, yet incorporates the capabilities of both an AID and a wireless server. The built-in AID safely gathers essential data from the aircraft's ARINC 429 and 717 databuses and conveys it to custom software or EFB apps hosted on the internal server. Using a wireless connection to portable EFB tablets, the webFB securely delivers this valuable information right to the fingertips of the flight crew.

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Key Features

  • Certified device with FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)
  • Small, lightweight, and low power
  • 256-bit secure 802.11 b/g wireless
  • Integrated secure web page
  • Easy to install and operate

webFB is an Innovative Wireless EFB Solution

The webFB includes avionics interfaces for ARINC 717, ARINC 429, and RS-232 to connect with and gather needed flight data from essential aircraft equipment, such as ACARS, SATCOM, the flight data recorder (FDR), and other avionics. The diagram below shows the typical connection for the webFB:

webFB System Diagram Example

Standard and Extended Range Models

Standard webFB

Standard Range webFB

Wi-Fi range is intentionally limited to the flight deck area in order to:

  • Attenuate signal to limit visibility within the cabin
  • Wirelessly connect to EFBs
  • Securely transfer data in real-time to EFBs

Extended Range webFB

Extended Range webFB

Increases the effective Wi-Fi range in order to:

  • Wirelessly connect to cabin Wi-Fi
  • Concurrent internet connectivity for EFB and webFB
  • Enable real-time data transfer off the aircraft

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The Ultra-Compact, Easy-to-Install, Smart AID/Server/Router

The webFB is the cost-effective AID solution for today's airline industry. It quickly installs on aircraft connectors typically used for quick access recorders with no aircraft modification required. This compact device can not only run multiple applications, but also connects to portable EFBs using its own wireless network, providing a flexible and future-proofed platform for many years of effective and reliable operation on your aircraft.

webFB Smart Aircraft Interface Device

Specifications

Avionics Interfaces

  • ARINC 717
    Up to 3 channels (3R)
    Biphase/Bipolar
  • ARINC 429
    Up to 3 channels (2R/1T)
  • Serial
    1 port, RS-232

Standard Features

  • 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Core
  • 512 MB SDRAM
  • 512 MB Flash
  • 32 GB Recording Flash
  • Real Time Clock
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Power: 120 VAC nominal, 400 Hz, 10W maximum

Environmental

  • Operating temperature: -15 to 45°C
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 85°C
  • Weight: 0.6 ±0.1 lb (0.27 ±0.05 Kg)
  • DO-160

Mechanical

  • Dimensions: 3.39 x 2.25 x 2.25 in. (86 x 57 x 57 mm)
  • Direct mount to aircraft connector
  • CAD installation drawings available

Connector

  • Device: MS24266R14B15PN (15-pin)
  • Mating: MS24264R14B15SN (not included)

Ordering Information

Part Number Description 
50-11045-01 webFB with ARINC 717 (2 Biphase/1 BiPolar Receive Channels) 
50-11045-02 webFB with ARINC 429 (2 Receive, 1 Transmit), ARINC 717 (1 BiPhase Receive), RS-232 (1 Port) 
50-11045-04 Extended Range webFB with ARINC 717 (2 Biphase/1 BiPolar Receive Channels) 
50-11045-05 Extended Range webFB with ARINC 429 (2 Receive, 1 Transmit), ARINC 717 (1 BiPhase Receive), RS-232 (1 Port) 
 

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