The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) released its updated safety review of the on-demand air charter industry yesterday. The “Part 135 Incident/Accident Review” takes a comprehensive look at the factors surrounding charter incidents and accidents from 2004 to the end of last year.
Electronic flight bag
The FAA has outlined its official policy toward use of Apple iPads and other tablet computers as Class 1 electronic flight bags (EFBs) in an Information for Operators document (InFO 11011).
In a recently issued Information for Operators (InFO), the FAA provides guidance and information for pilots using iPads and other tablet devices as electronic flight bags (EFBs).
Air Support (Stand 842) of Billund, Denmark, and Aviovision (Stand 859) of Leuven, Belgium, have partnered in providing two-way data connectivity between Air Support’s flight planning and crew briefing software and Aviovision’s Aviobook electronic flight bag (EFB) software.
Executive Jet Management (EJM) has received FAA approval to use Jeppesen’s Mobile TC App Version 1.2 for the iPad2 as an alternative to paper aeronautical charts following a three-month demonstration program that covered 55 pilots flying 10 different aircraft over 250 flight segments. Jeppesen reported that the pilots were pleased with the app’s ease of use, simplicity, speed and display clarity.
Electronic flight bags and newer devices like the Apple iPad and Android-based tablets are part of what is driving Jeppesen to more electronic distribution of its charting products, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Sikorsky’s new S-76D is the latest application for the Vigor health usage and management system (HUMS) developed by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems division.
The FAA has authorized Executive Jet Management (EJM) to replace paper terminal charts with Apple iPad-based Class 1 electronic flight bags (EFBs) running Jeppesen’s Mobile TC chart display app. Jeppesen decompression-tested the iPad, and EJM conducted interference testing to meet requirements in FAA 8900.1.
Jeppesen introduced an en route application that features worldwide, real-time weather service as a new component of its FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag solution. Targeted at Part 121 and 135 operators, the new Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro en route service overlays graphical and textual weather display on the route of flight.