Among the new products introduced at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention & Trade Show on March 23 were Honeywell’s new KSN 770 touchscreen navigator, the new GTN 650/750 touchscreen panel-mount navigators from Garmin and something that many have been waiting for, voice capability for Aircell’s Gogo Biz airborne telecom system, along with a new Aircell Android-based cabin smartphon
At the AEA show yesterday, Aircell unveiled upcoming voice capability for its Gogo Biz airborne broadband Internet system.
Satcom solutions provider SkyTrac Systems (Booth No. 4106) is launching SkyWeb Mobile for iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones at Heli-Expo 2011.
Plane Finder AR (augmented reality) iPhone and Android apps from UK-based Pinkfroot display aircraft transmitting ADS-B Out signals. Touching the aircraft image brings up its ID, type, operator’s name, altitude, groundspeed, heading and more.
Otonomy Aviation (Booth No. 4609) has completed development of its new Parabellum system for guarding aircraft while they are parked on the ramp. The system uses high definition CAMHD-1 video cameras mounted on the exterior of the aircraft. The cameras can also provide video for the cabin entertainment system.
Bizav data provider JetNet is unveiling and demonstrating a new smartphone app for accessing its Evolution database.
Although the inventory of pre-owned business aircraft is slowly being reduced, it’s still a buyer’s market, according to aviation market intelligence provider JetNet (Booth No. 1543).
EMS Sky Connect introduced the Forté AirMail service last month, pitching it as giving passengers “pole-to-pole, anywhere-on-the-globe, unfettered in-flight e-mail access.” The system uses the Iridium network to provide e-mail access to any Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or PDA. “We tested every device we could find and everything we tested worked,” said EMS Sky Connect general manager Steve Silverman.
Has your smart phone become an indispensable means of instant communication? If so, EMS Sky Connect, a division of EMS Technologies (Booth No. 4489), has the Christmas gift for you: unfettered in-flight access, “pole-to-pole, anywhere on the globe.”