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AvConnect gives pilots mx tracking, flight data

 - October 19, 2010, 4:25 PM

Denver-based AvConnect (Booth No. 6857) plans to begin offering its Aircraft Manager for the iPad in November. The new app will allow pilots and operators to track maintenance and flight planning, while offering in-flight data such as moving maps, approach plates and squawks. Aircraft Manager will also give pilots the ability to share maintenance information with service centers, FBOs or OEMs as needed. Pilots can forward maintenance and fuel requests to service providers using the iPad’s wireless connectivity if their aircraft is equipped with air-to-ground communications such as Aircell. Access to FBO planning is provided through a partnership with AllFBO.com. Through these services, pilots and operators can make arrangements for fuel, ground transportation, catering or other needs they or their passengers may have. Navigation data such as moving maps, approach plates and airport information comes from Hilton Software’s WingX Pro7. Annual subscriptions for Aircraft Manager are $495 for aircraft carrying fewer than six passengers, or $995 for aircraft carrying six or more. Fleet discounts are also available, according to the company.