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A year is an eternity in the fast-paced world of technology, and one look at iPad apps and accessories proves the point. For new iPad Pilot News readers or for those looking to catch up, here is our... ...… Read more ...

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ForeFlight adds Caribbean and Mexico charts


ForeFlight released its twentieth update of the year today with version 5.5. This adds IFR charts for the Caribbean and Mexico, oceanic planning charts and an enhanced document syncing feature. ...… Read more ...

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Editors’ Choice: Top apps for 2013


There are hundreds of dedicated aviation apps available for the iPad, making it difficult to sometimes to sort the good from the bad. Here we've listed our favorite apps in number of different... ...… Read more ...

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Rockwell Collins Completes Arinc Acquisition


Rockwell Collins completed its acquisition of communications and systems integration specialist Arinc late on Monday. The avionics group, which paid The Carlyle Group $1.4 billion for Arinc, said... ...… Read more ...

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Garmin Releases G500/G600 Software Upgrade


Garmin has released a free software upgrade–version 6.21–which increases the capability of its G500/G600 flight displays. The G600 version is available immediately, while the G500 version will be... ...… Read more ...

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IWG Renews Contract with Gulfstream


International Water-Guard Industries (IWG) announced earlier this week that its agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace to provide water treatment units for the G450 and G550 has been renewed. The... ...… Read more ...

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New FAR/AIM app available from Sporty’s


Sporty's new FAR/AIM app contains all the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) and content from the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) for easy study and review. ...… Read more ...

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2013 year in review – apps and accessories


As the year draws to a close, it's worth pausing to consider just how far we've come in the past 12 months. With that in mind, here's our annual look at the year that was: the new apps, the new... ...… Read more ...

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Greenpoint Wins 787 Dreamliner VIP Completions Contract


Greenpoint Technologies, a completion center specializing in Boeing cabin completion work, has won a contract for the interior completion of an executive version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The... ...… Read more ...

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Lufthansa Technik Tackles Decompression in Bizliner Cabins


Lufthansa Technik (LHT) is studying ways to reduce the loads imposed on a bizliner’s interior walls and their structural attachments by a sudden drop in cabin pressure. The solution appears to lie in... ...… Read more ...

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IWG Delivers First Compact Water Module


IWG Technologies, through its International Water-Guard Industries subsidiary, developed and certified the new IWG-M1 compact water circulation module for midsize and super-midsize... ...… Read more ...

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How to gift an App from the App Store


Giving an app as a gift to friends and family is both simple and fun. Here's how to do it. ...… Read more ...

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Electronic logbook apps – how to get started


While electronic logbooks have been around for some time, the move to mobile devices is what has really made them useful. Here, we'll review why you might want to make the switch, what apps are... ...… Read more ...

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Yankee Pacific To Be Renamed Advent Aerospace


Yankee Pacific–a provider of custom structures, components and systems to the executive aircraft market since 2006–will be renamed Advent Aerospace, effective January 1. Advent means “the arrival of... ...… Read more ...

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Yankee Pacific To Be Renamed Advent Aerospace


Yankee Pacific–a provider of custom structures, components and systems to the executive aircraft market since 2006–will be renamed Advent Aerospace, effective January 1. Advent means “the arrival of... ...… Read more ...

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Yankee Pacific To Be Renamed Advent Aerospace


Yankee Pacific–a provider of custom structures, components and systems to the executive aircraft market since 2006–will be renamed Advent Aerospace, effective January 1. Advent means “the arrival of... ...… Read more ...

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OmnAvia Unveils Alcantra Materials


OmnAvia, a Winston Salem, N.C.-based distributor of fine leathers and woven fabrics for aircraft interiors, recently introduced its Alcantara aviation collection. According to OmnAvia, Alcantara is... ...… Read more ...

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New battery pack is the ultimate backup for pilots


We always advise pilots to carry a backup power option, whether it's a cigarette lighter charger or a stand-alone battery. For those pilots who want the ultimate backup, or for those whose airplane... ...… Read more ...

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TrueNorth’s MagnaStar Aircraft Phone Upgrade Promotion Ends December 20


Ottawa, Ontario-based TrueNorth said its promotional offer for the company’s MagnaStar replacement aircraft telephone system, Simphone, is ending on December 20. MagnaStar is being shut down on... ...… Read more ...

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iPad Pilots: it’s time to update your digital charts


Get out your iPad and connect to WiFi - it's time to update your digital charts. The new cycle starts December 12, and will be valid for 28 - 56 days depending on chart type. ...… Read more ...

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