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.
The Embraer Legacy 650 recently received type certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India, paving the way for Legacy 650 customers to register and operate the aircraft in India. The 2012 version of the Legacy 650, which made its debut last week at India Aviation 2012 in Hyderabad, features refinements to the interior and cabin management system, including a new high-definition in-flight entertainment system–complete with media input and iPod and iPhone docking systems. It also has an avionics upgrade to the Honeywell Primus Elite suite.
FOCUS on…APPS FOR AVIATION Location, communication and safety management were buzz words among the newest batch of app-makers at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. Helicopter Association International led off the bunch with an app to help you find exhibitors, and find out about them, too. But that was just their convention app. The organization has also turned its Helicopter Annual printed industry directory into HAI Mobile, a smartphone app that gives instant access to the entire database, in its most current form. The app also links to FAA databases for up-to-date Notams and regulations.
Did you know your Apple iPod touch can be turned into a rugged mobile computer? Just plug the iPod touch into Magellan’s ToughCase, and your mobile device gains a GPS, protection from the elements and even protection from damage when dropped.
The ToughCase sold for about $200 when it was introduced but is now available from Magellan for $79. It includes a 1840 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery that extends the iPod battery life and recharges the iPod’s battery.
Magellan Jets has updated its One-Way Leg iPhone app into the more capable Private Jet Search product. The new app lets users search for charter flights, view pricing, book the flight and sign the contract.