NuShield Improves Visibility of Tablet-based Electronic Flight Bags

Electronic flight bags, or EFB’s for short, have quickly become the flight bag of choice in the cockpit world of pilots. No longer does a pilot have to carry on paper or hard copy instructions that might weigh as much as 30 to 40 pounds when going to work.

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Electronic Flight Bag, courtesy of NASA

These EFB bags carry a computer with an electronic screen, or monitor, that allows a pilot to not only read about the current information, including such things as the flight manual, instructions and even destination routes and other pilot related information. Because they are, at their hearts, computers, they can also be used to monitor such things as performance take off calculations and other functions normally done by hand.

The use of Apple iPads and Microsoft Surface 3 tablets are common in commercial airlines operations and they have also become a staple in the cockpits of aircraft of all sizes.


One of the major advantages with EFB’s is the safety factor. Being able to access information that may be critical to flying can be done without having to shuffle through a wad of paperwork. Just like a laptop computer, relevant information can be quickly searched for and ascertained within the fraction of the time it was done when a flight bag full of paperwork needed to be sorted through. This allows a pilot less time doing research and more time flying the plane.

The Military Too

The EFB concept has even been adopted by military fliers to improve the performance of their pilots as well. In fact, it may be an even more critical adaptation for an EFB in military use than civilian use. Granted, in civilian flying sometimes accessing the correct information may be crucial, but in a military setting, it may mean the difference between life or death. That gives a huge advantage to pilots who search for information electronically.

Fighting Glare

Of course, in any situation where visual performance can be effected by glare, there could be a problem, and that holds true in virtually any cockpit setting. If a pilot cannot readily see their EFB screen, they would have to twist and turn it to reduce or alleviate any glare. By doing this, their attention would become focused on the EFB and not on flying the plane. That could become a serious problem if a critical instruction or direction was needed, and it could not be readily accessed.

The Answer

The best way to combat glare is to install an anti-glare film that mattes down the reflection of the display. Doing this automatically makes the screen visible and usable in any type of lighting, natural or artificial, and it would save time when using virtually any EFB screen in any glare compromised visual setting.

NuShield Triple-A Anti-Glare Film

When something like an EFB means so much to the performance of any aircraft, from consumer, commercial and even the military, you want the best anti-glare film available, and that’s what the NuShield Triple-A Anti-Glare screen protector is all about.

It works because the surface is slightly rough, and that disperses and scatters light rays instead reflecting them back as glare. So, at virtually any angle and with any light source, you’ll be able to see the screen and the information that’s on it, without squinting, moving it to a different area or turning off lights. That makes it the best solution for pilots in every type of cockpit, regardless of how large or small the EFB screen may be.

Triple A screen protectors not only knock-out glare but they also kill germs, hide fingerprints and resist scratching. NuShield makes these films in all sizes to fit any tablet or laptop computer. NuShield Triple A Screen Protectors are the best protection you can get for any LCD device.

How to Order NuShield Screen Protectors

Order online or call 215-500-6426 to purchase a film to fit your display.