US 9,809,323 B2
Methods and apparatus for providing critical electronic checklist data during flight
Aparna Narra, Andhra Pradesh (IN); and Sumit Kumar Gupta, Telangana (IN)
Assigned to HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., Morris Plains, NJ (US)
Filed by HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., Morris Plains, NJ (US)
Filed on Mar. 22, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/77,638.
Prior Publication US 2017/0275018 A1, Sep. 28, 2017
Int. Cl. B64D 45/00 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 45/00 (2013.01) [B64D 2045/0075 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
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1. A method for providing electronic checklist data onboard an aircraft, the method comprising:
detecting, by an aircraft onboard system, a current phase of flight for the aircraft;
obtaining electronic checklist data by at least one processor onboard the aircraft;
identifying, by the at least one processor, critical items associated with the current phase of flight, wherein the electronic checklist data comprises the critical items;
presenting the critical items via aircraft display;
presenting, via the aircraft display, an icon associated with the current phase of flight;
determining whether one or more of the critical items are associated with the current phase of flight;
when one or more of the critical items are associated with the current phase of flight, presenting the icon using distinguishing visual characteristics;
receiving user input selecting the icon associated with the current phase of flight;
presenting a subset of the critical items associated with the current phase of flight;
receiving indication that one of the subset is currently being performed onboard the aircraft; and
suppressing aircraft onboard alerts associated with the one of the subset.