Apple iPads continue to flood cockpits, from ultralights to airliners, and here at NBAA ’12, several companies are offering mounts for the popular electronic tablets.
One such company is Fort Lauderdale-based CRS Jet Spares (Booth No. 3916), which is announcing its new iPad yoke mount for Gulfstream aircraft this week in Orlando. According to CRS, the mount (part number CRS-IPD-GUL) weighs 11 ounces, attaches flush to the yoke, requires no electrical connection, can be rotated 360 degrees and flips up to allow easy entry and egress from the pilot’s seat. Said to be easily removable, the iPad yoke mount can also be used with other tablets, as well as on flat, horizontal surfaces. Priced at $475, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
CRS started marketing its iPad mount a few months ago, according to Jack Caloras, CRS vice president of sales and business development. Another company is manufacturing the mount under an exclusive agreement with CRS.
“We have sold more than 100 units of the yoke mount and are ramping up production to meet the demand,” said CRS CEO Armando Leighton. The yoke mount fits the yokes of all Gulfstream jets, except for the G650, Caloras told AIN. He added that CRS is developing a version of the iPad mount for glare shields with the same company that is manufacturing the yoke mount. The glare-shield mount, however, is being designed to fit just about any aircraft.
At NBAA’12, CRS Jet Spares is giving away a 2012 Harley Davidson Super Low Iron 883. The drawing for the motorcycle will take place at the company’s booth at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.