electronic flight information systems


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electronic flight information systems

pl n
(Aeronautics) (in an aircraft) the computer-operated visual displays on the flight deck, showing information about the aircraft's state and performance in flight. Abbreviation: EFIS
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The program's major emphasis on benefits is with the airlines, but even they don't seem to be in a hurry to embrace ADS-B: "While major carriers typically.., have the most to gain from ADS-B's expected benefits," existing on-board weather radar, electronic flight information systems and collision avoidance systems "provide the same information that ADS-B broadcast services currently offer."

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