Rockwell Collins released an iPad app for its Airshow moving-map system. It allows existing Airshow 4000 or Venue HD cabin management system users to interactively “view the world around them and stay informed during their journey.” A panoramic view allows passengers to see a moving map of the outside world from any direction the iPad is pointed.
Bendix/King has released its first new avionics product since the Honeywell division moved to Albuquerque, N.M., and began revitalizing the once-iconic avionics brand under the leadership of president Kevin Gould. The new $2,300 KMA 30 audio panel signals that Bendix/King is serious about new avionics to serve the general aviation market.
BizjetMobile, a new software app from Exec Jet Mobile, allows passengers with Bluetooth and Apple products to use an installed Aircell/Iridium phone to send and receive SMS text and SMS e-mail to and from an iPhone or iPad.
The price tag of $35,000 includes an iPad, the hardware, app and 24/7 tech support. The unlimited text and e-mail plan costs a relatively low $699 a month.
Calgary-based KR Industrial Design & Consulting has developed the Aero navigation in-cockpit mount for iPads, which it bills as an “ergonomically mounted fixture” at a pilot’s fingertips. The iPad mount was recently certified by Transport Canada and is currently available for the Canadair Regional Jet, though other rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft models will soon be added, KRIDC said. Pricing for the Aero mount starts at about $1,200 per installation. The company is now working on FAA STC approval and is mulling EASA certification.
ATP has added McCauley propeller overhaul manuals to its list of publications available through a subscription that includes one year of revisions. Publications are accessed through the ATP Aviation Hub Online Service with an iPad or the NavigatorV Desktop Platform. With the ATP Aviation Hub Online Service, updates and revisions are automatically incorporated into McCauley overhaul manuals daily, supporting the currency, regulatory compliance and safety efforts of maintenance operations.
Aircraft Performance Group recently added in-flight analysis to its iPreFlight iPad app. Previous versions of the APG app require an Internet connection to perform runway analysis calculations. The advantage of performing a landing-distance assessment while airborne is that conditions at the destination sometimes change, and pilots need to calculate if the destination runway still meets legal and safety parameters.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announced yesterday that its technical publications and customer support directory are now available in the Apple App Store. The technical publication app, which will allow users to download and manage technical document libraries and receive notifications when updates are released, is available for the iPad and requires the user to register at the company’s website.
Arinc Direct recently released Version 2.3 of its iPad flight-planning app, a major upgrade designed to help users eliminate paper from their cockpits and including a new note-taking annotation feature on flight plans.
Arinc Direct has released Version 2.3 of its iPad flight-planning app, a major upgrade designed to help users eliminate paper from their cockpits and including a new note-taking annotation feature on flight plans. With the annotation feature, users can add notes on flight plans by clicking on the action arrow at the bottom of the screen, then click anywhere on the flight plan and add text. The notes can be emailed along with the flight plan. Two pilots using the app on their own iPads can see each other’s notes via Bluetooth communication between the iPads.