Aerocor has acquired the BlueMAX wireless data transfer device from Control-J, an Australian manufacturer. BlueMAX is a Bluetooth device that enables data transfer from onboard avionics to portable devices for later analysis. Aerocor, which is a Henderson, Nevada-based specialist in jet brokering and training, especially for Eclipse 500/550 very light jets, also offers post-flight data analysis services with its FlightData product (formerly CirrusReports).
For now, the BlueMAX device can download data from Cirrus single-engine airplanes with Avidyne Entegra avionics and older ARNAV multifunction displays, as well as JPI engine monitors. But Aerocor plans to expand the unit’s capabilities to other compatible avionics. Once installed (installation takes about an hour), the BlueMAX unit transfers data to mobile devices via Bluetooth, and then the BlueMAX app can send that data to servers for analysis by FlightData or Savvy Analysis.
The app can also summarize information about the flight for postflight analysis. While flying, the BlueMAX app displays engine information, a GPS-based moving-map, route information, fuel at destination, fuel tank switching reminders, and other information.