The popular ForeFlight iPad moving-map application and X-Plane personal computer-based simulator now can be integrated to display X-Plane’s simulated aircraft position on the app’s moving map. This is a significant improvement that allows pilots to practice using the ForeFlight app while flying X-Plane, instead of trying to learn how to use the app in the air when they should be looking outside.
An iPad app version of Cessna’s Citation Performance Calculator (CPCalc) is now available at the iTunes Store. The app is available for all current-production Citations, as well as many out-of-production Citations. CPCalc calculates takeoff and landing data and also helps determine engine-out performance. A PC version of the program is FAA approved, and Cessna is in the process of obtaining similar approval for the CPCalc iPad app.
Rockwell Collins released an iPad app for its Airshow moving-map system. It allows existing Airshow 4000 or Venue HD cabin management system users to interactively “view the world around them and stay informed during their journey.” A panoramic view allows passengers to see a moving map of the outside world from any direction the iPad is pointed.
BizjetMobile, a new software app from Exec Jet Mobile, allows passengers with Bluetooth and Apple products to use an installed Aircell/Iridium phone to send and receive SMS text and SMS e-mail to and from an iPhone or iPad.
The price tag of $35,000 includes an iPad, the hardware, app and 24/7 tech support. The unlimited text and e-mail plan costs a relatively low $699 a month.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announced yesterday that its technical publications and customer support directory are now available in the Apple App Store. The technical publication app, which will allow users to download and manage technical document libraries and receive notifications when updates are released, is available for the iPad and requires the user to register at the company’s website.
Baron Services’ Mobile Link device can now provide up to four mobile devices with the ability to simultaneously connect to and receive XM WX graphical weather data. This upgrade, part of the free Firmware 2.2 update, is available immediately for current subscribers. Mobile Link allows XM WX Satellite Weather subscribers to display onboard weather data on their mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad, using certain aviation apps.
The case of an Apple iPhone spontaneously combusting while an Australian Regional Express Saab 340B was taxiing to the gate at Sydney was due to an improper repair, according to a report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The news spread rapidly around the world after the incident on Nov.
Once again AIN will publish its award-winning daily publications at this year’s Farnborough air show. Our Farnborough Airshow News print publications will appear on July 9, 10, 11 and 12 and will be distributed at the show site and in leading show hotels. AIN will have the largest team of reporters, photographers, video crew and graphic artists at the show.
At EBACE this week, TrueNorth Avionics introduced its TrueNorth Stylus, the industry’s first multilingual handset, as well as a MyStylus business aviation telecommunications app for the Apple iPhone, both of which will be available next month. The Canadian connectivity provider also announced that Amac Aerospace of Switzerland and L-3’s platform integration division in Texas for VIP bizliner applications have selected its scalable Simphonē OpenCabin airborne telecom
Emteq has announced retrofit specialist Flying Colours as the launch customer for its new eConnect cabin management system. The equipment will feature in Bombardier CRJ aircraft upgraded by Flying Colours and Emteq also now offering it for retrofit on Airbus A320 family aircraft, including the ACJ models.