IPhone

February 13, 2012 - 7:50pm

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.

February 7, 2012 - 5:50am
Magellan’s ToughCase  gives the iPod GPS capability.

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.

February 2, 2012 - 4:05am

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.

February 2, 2012 - 4:05am

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.

February 1, 2012 - 4:05am

Trip-Speed is a simple iPhone app that helps aircraft owners and management firms communicate about aircraft availability for charter flights. Aviation attorney Stewart Lapayowker developed Trip-Speed to solve a key problem: getting timely agreement from an owner when a charter trip pops up.

January 25, 2012 - 2:20pm

Earlier this month a BeechJet 400A left Fort Lauderdale’s Banyan Air Service for Argentina outfitted with the Thrane & Thrane Aviator 200 Swift Broadband system. “About half our customer base is in South America, and that market is about to explode,” Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics, told AIN.

December 22, 2011 - 4:27pm

Fuel pricing software provider FuelerLinx has released a new mobile app of its product for the iPhone and iPad, making the company’s fuel buying service available to both pilots on the road and scheduler/dispatchers in the hangar.

December 15, 2011 - 3:17pm

Coradine Aviation Systems has released the latest version of its logbook software, LogTen Pro 6.0, available for Apple Macintosh computers and the iPhone and iPad. With more than 100 new features, LogTen Pro 6.0 now offers professional pilots a new visual duty-time tracking feature. Duty-time availability and restrictions are shown on a color-coded graph.

December 1, 2011 - 4:57pm
Fire sock for lithium ion battery

The fiery failure of a lithium-ion battery powering an Apple iPhone 4 aboard Regional Express Flight ZL319 last Friday raises the specter of potential fire hazards because of the many li-ion-powered devices carried on aircraft.

November 23, 2011 - 2:47pm

The U.S. Air Force has selected the EFB-Pro performance-calculating iPhone app for pilots of its fleet of C-21A Learjet 35As. Developed by Cavu Companies, EFB-Pro has long been available as Windows PC software and now runs on Apple’s iPhone and iPad without needing an Internet connection.

 
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