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Eclipse and Jeppesen Team to Deliver Web Based E-Chart Subscription Data for Eclipse Jet Customers


Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. has teamed with Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, to offer an all-new, web-based delivery system for E-Chart and navigation subscription data updates.

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iPad Mini – Where Are You?


I wasn't convinced that the iPad platform was the Holy Grail of Electronic Flight Bags, but the iPad Mini might just be that long-sought-after "perfect" EFB.

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VIDEO: ForeFlight Document Distribution Solution


ForeFlight recently has announce ForeFlight Documents for Flight Ops, a document management and distribution solution for flight departments.

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Apple Confirms iPad Compliance With Lithium Ion Battery Air Transport Requirements


In a statement on the company's support site, Apple asserts the iPad meets the lithium ion battery safety requirements specified in FAA AC 120-76B. The requirements are based on the following standards: United Nations (UN) Transport Regulations UN38.3: Covers battery safety during air transport. Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 2054: Covers safety of lithium ion batteries in general use; UL 60950-1 covers the use of batteries in information technology equipment "The iPad battery has been test, certified, and complies with [these standards]," Apple states. The statement does not specify which specific iPad models were tested, and it is not clear if the statement applies to the iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad or all iPad models.  … Read more ...

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Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro EFB Solution for Apple iPad Now Available for Airlines and Other Large Operators


eppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, now offers operators its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for the iPad.

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Airbus offers iPad Electronic Flight Bag solution


Airlines will soon be able to download Airbus' first apps as part of its “FlySmart with Airbus” EFB portfolio from the App Store.

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Apple Announces New iPad – In Stores March 16


The rumor mills can finally rest for a while: Apple announced the latest iteration iPad on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in San Francisco. The new system already has foiled most pundits expectations by being simply dubbed the "iPad", rather than the "iPad 3". While Apples competitors have lower cost products with more features, Apple remains the market leader and has managed to carve out a new niche of loyal customers for whom the new iPad will prove to be  a compelling upgrade. This new iPad is identical in form factor to the iPad 2, but it sports an A5X dual-core processor with quad-core graphics processor and 1 GB RAM driving Apples high-definition Retina display. It also includes a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video. One of the most exciting features is the optional 4G LTE wireless (from AT&T and Verizon) in addition to the standard WiFi. The new iPad will be at retailers on March 16, 2012, and pricing starts at $499 for the 16 GB model with WiFi, and goes up to  $829.00 for the 64 GB with WiFi + 4G. There is even a choice of colors at no additional charge: black or white. iPad Technical Specifications Models Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Plus 4G Size and Weight Wi-Fi Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm) Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm) Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm) Weight: 1.44 pounds (652 g)   Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm) Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm) Depth: 0.37 inch (9.4 mm) Weight: 1.46 pounds (662 g) Storage 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB Display Retina display 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously Chip Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics Wireless and Cellular Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 4.0 technology Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 4.0 technology Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev.… Read more ...

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“Open Source” Electronic Flight Log Now Available In PaperlessCockpit.com Community Projects


PaperlessCockpit.com's e-Flight Log Community Project announced the release of e-Flight Log Version 0.31, a professional-grade, open-source electronic flight log.

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FAA Launches Mobile Web App – Absent eCharts


The FAA recently released FAA Mobile 1.0, a cross-platform mobile web application that includes popular tools FAA.gov tools like N-Number look-ups, Advisory Circular searches, airport status and delays, wildlife strike reporting, and more

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Garmin and Jeppensen Announce ‘PilotPak’ Bundled Database Offering for Panel Mount Avionics


Garmin G600

Garmin and Jeppesen have introduced new avionics database bundles for GTN, G600, G500, G500H and G3X avionics packages. The new service is called PilotPak, and according to Garmin's press release, customers can expect discounts of up to seventy percent, depending on avionics packages currently installed. Read the complete Garmin PilotPak Announcement on Garmin.com.… Read more ...

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FlightPrep Announces iChart 2.0


FlightPrep recently released iChart 2.0 for IOS devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new version introduces GPS moving map on approach plates, enroute charts, and airport diagrams. While the software has built-in support for XM weather, Baron Services has not yet publicly released its Mobile WX Link device, which enables iPads and other portable devices to connect to an XM receiver. For more information about iChart 2.0, visit FlightPrep.com.… Read more ...

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RAM Mounts Offers Aviation iPad and iPad 2 Mounts


With the rising popularity of the iPad in aviation applications, it wasn't long before vertern mount manufacturer RAM Mounts jumped on the bandwagon and created an aviation product line specifically for the iPad. RAM Mounts has a long history of creating innovative, easy to use removable aircraft mounts for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other portable electronic device (PED) application. While designed primarily for light aircraft (i.e. aircraft designated under 14 CFR Part 23) as carry-on equipment, non-certified equipment, RAM mounts have often been used by EFB manufacturers and installers as the starting point for EFB mounts approved under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in business jets, airliners, and other large aircraft under 14 CFR Part 25 aircraft. UPDATE: APRIL 27,2011 - RAM has recently added a new docking cradle that supports both the iPad and iPad 2. The new cradle is shown below. Here are a few of RAM Mounts latest aviation mounts for the iPad: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ RAM Non-Locking Cradle Holder for Apple iPad & iPad 2This cradle is designed to hold the iPad (1st Generation) and Apple iPad 2 (2nd Generation). It features easy access to electronic ports and a patent pending roller design for super smooth placement and removal of the iPad.P/N: RAM-HOL-AP8UMSRP: $23.19 RAM yoke clamp mount for the Apple iPadThe clamp base will fit rails from 0.625″ to a maximum of 1.25″. The 1″ rubber ball is positioned at a right angle to the plane of the mount so when connected to a rail, the ball sits parallel to the rail. P/N: RAM-B-121-AP8UMSRP: $58.73 RAM leg mount for the Apple iPad Includes two straps for tight support.… Read more ...

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Jeppesen Introduces Express JeppView Solution


Press Release courtesy of Jeppesen.com. Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, Lakeland, FL | 30 Mar 2011 - Jeppesen today introduces the “Express JeppView” digital charting solution that serves to replace paper terminal charts and procedures for the general and small business aviation markets.  Express JeppView digital charting services are also now available through the popular Jeppesen Mobile TC charting App for iPad at no additional charge for digital charting subscribers. Express JeppView services now provide digital charting and procedure information for the same geographic coverage regions currently available with the Jeppesen Airway Manual Express paper charting service, with digital chart subscription services now available starting at $76 annually.  The new Express JeppView solution provides digital bi-weekly revisions on the traditional Airway Manual cycle and eliminates the need to file paper revisions, which reduces pilot workload. “General and small business aviation operators now have a low cost, low risk and high quality digital solution for Jeppesen charts that replace paper charts in the cockpit,”  said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Portfolio Management, Aviation.  “General aviation operators will now be able to access terminal chart and procedure information through an iPad at no additional charge, using the Jeppesen Mobile TC App.” Supplemental paper enroute and area charts with legend information and chart change notices are included at no additional charge with Express JeppView terminal chart subscriptions.  No initial software fees are associated with Express JeppView subscriptions and individual trip kits are available for each coverage region, providing a complete set of charts for a pilot’s typical flying area. Express JeppView customers receive four site keys with their subscription to load Jeppesen digital charts on up to four mobile computing devices for planning, operation or backup purposes.  One site key is needed to download the Jeppesen Mobile TC App available through the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.… Read more ...

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Seattle Avionics and DTC DUAT Release “Patent-Free” Flight Planner


DUAT Voyager

Taking advantage of the heat competitor FlightPrep has been receiving over attempts to enforce its Internet flight planning patent, Seattle Avionics Software and DTC DUAT announced the release of DTC Voyager, a free flight planning, weather and electronic chart solution that runs on PC-based devices, including many Electronic Flight Bags. According to Seattle Avionics Software CEO Steve Podradchik, the company has received numerous calls and emails about the patent's impact on Seattle Avionics customers. "We wanted to offer all pilots a free flight planning alternative that is clear of all patent issues," says Podradchik. "As we don’t make an Internet-based flight planner, we’re clearly not subject to [the FlightPrep patent]." Positioned as a direct competitor to FlightPrep’s free Golden Eagle product, DUAT Voyager is based on Seattle Avionics' Voyager Software System™ and is available at no cost to customers. The new software sports many advanced features, including own-ship position, Victor and Direct GPS routing, automated weather overlays, profile view with terrain, TFRs, DUAT briefings, and kneeboard printing capabilities. According to Seattle Avionics' product announcement, the new DUAT Voyager outperforms the original software. "With DUAT Voyager, you get a 100% free product that is both powerful and easy to use," says William Young, Program Manager at DTC DUAT. Seattle Avionics Software: www.seattleavionics.com DTC DUAT: www.duat.com… Read more ...

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FlightPrep Introduces ChartBook-S All-In-One Portable EFB


ChartBook-S

In this video, FlightPrep's Ross Neher gives a demonstration of their new ChartBook-S Class 1 and Class 2 EFB platform. In addition to be loaded with FlightPrep's ChartCase Professional flight planning and moving map software, the ChartBook-S comes standard with an Atom 1.66 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 64GB solid state drive, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Visit FlightPrep.com to learn more FlightPrep and about the ChartBook-S EFB solution.… Read more ...

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Jeppesen Releases Terminal Chart Viewer for Apple iPad


JeppView and NavSuite customers can now access charts via Apple's iPad. In late July, Jeppesen released Mobile TC, an iPad App that displays electronic terminal procedures. The App is available for free in Apple's iTunes store, but it requires a subscription to JeppView or NavSuite. While the Jeppesen Mobile TC App is not as feature-rich as exisitng iPad Apps like Foreflight (which sports XM Weather in addition to NACO charts), having access to worldwide charts on a compact, low-cost platform may make the iPad an attractive Electronic Flight Bag platform for Business Aviation. Jeppesen Mobile TC Microsite Jeppesen Mobile TC on Apple iTunes… Read more ...

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Skype Available On Verizon Blackberry Devices This March


UPDATE: It looks like Skype has taken their announcement video down. Regardless, I've been pleased with the service so far! - Curtis The video above comes courtesy of Skype. In my day job as IT Director for a bizet management and charter outfit, I manage about fifty wireless telephones that can be anywhere in the world on any given day.  Our crews are expected to be in touch at all times, so roaming charges for two-dozen phones scattered across five continents can be a killer, even with our our heavily discounted Verizon Wireless Blackberry plans. We do have virtually unlimited Blackberry Internet access (text messaging is still charged per message), so our crew memebers can Email, surf the Web, and upload flight logs as much as they want. With Skype and Verizon's new offering for the Blackberry, those international roaming charges could disappear. On the other hand, if Verizon had the iPhone, this problem would have been solved a year ago...… Read more ...

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