Virtually none of the growth in the general aviation field in the next decade will happen in the U.S. A certain business jet company is bound to go under or be acquired. A forthcoming aircraft model will be a flop.
In the last couple of years the concept of portable cockpit computers has caught on in a big way. Not only can such devices be used to cut pilot workload, they also have been shown to help corporate flight departments and airlines shave costs and reduce aircraft weight by replacing reams of paper approach chart binders with slim handheld PCs.
Purveyors of electronic flight bag (EFB) tablet computers are introducing new models and capabilities for the new year, with three notable models worthy of consideration for business jet operators in the market for the latest technology.
Chicago-based navAero has developed the t•BagC22 EFB as a class-2 device using a commercial off-the-shelf remote computer and a separate display.