Baron Services, the company that provides XM WX services, introduced an iPad Mobile Link plug-in gadget (introductory price $199.99) that lets compatible iPad apps display XM WX while airborne. Shipments start next month. The company hasn’t revealed subscription prices for XM WX via Mobile Link, but did say that Nexrad radar, satellite imagery, Metar, Taf, TFR, winds aloft, Airmet and Sigmet weather data will be available.
Pilots who use Apple’s iPad tablet computer have been lusting for one additional bit of functionality, in-flight weather data. Baron Services, the company that provides XM WX services, is about to fulfill those wishes with its iPad Mobile Link, a $199.99 gadget (introductory price) that lets compatible iPad apps display XM WX while airborne. Baron’s Mobile Link will be available late in the second quarter this year.
Universal Weather & Aviation has discontinued use of the services of Far East Russia Aircraft Services (Feras), a joint venture between Universal Weather and two individuals formerly responsible for the management of Feras. A U.S. criminal indictment was unsealed in January against Feras and the two individual stockholders.