Boeing Buys ForeFlight

Boeing announced on Wednesday that it has acquired aviation app company ForeFlight. ForeFlight has been working in partnership with Jeppesen--also owned by Boeing--for the last two years to offer Jeppesen's aeronautical data and charts on ForeFlight mobile platforms. Although the exact terms of the deal have not been disclosed, Boeing says the ForeFlight and Jepessen teams will "integrate talent and offerings" going forward. Continue reading "Boeing Buys ForeFlight"

Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display and document viewer

Garmin Pilot EIS on iOS
Garmin Pilot EIS on iOS

Garmin announced several new additions to the Garmin Pilot™ feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an EIS-capable TXi flight display or the G1000® NXi integrated flight deck. A new document viewer provides easy access to the Garmin aviation library, as well as access to popular cloud storage providers, and the addition of weather improvements further enhance the app. New for Android, weight and balance calculations and several more features aid in flight planning. These new capabilities offer greater utility within a single application and more integration within the Garmin ecosystem. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display and document viewer"

Garmin Pilot adds new features to iOS and Android mobile devices

Garmin Pilot, split-screen SVX iOS

Garmin announced several new enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. New for Android, Garmin Pilot customers can now access synthetic vision (SVX), as well as pilot-configurable checklists within the app. Customers using Garmin Pilot on an Apple mobile device can take advantage of weight and balance calculations tailored to helicopter operators, Search and Rescue (SAR) options and more. With the latest upgrade, both platforms also offer connectivity with the GDL 52/GDL 51 portable receivers, the D2 Charlie aviator watch and the VIRB 360 camera. Continue reading "Garmin Pilot adds new features to iOS and Android mobile devices"

WingXPro7 Adds FlightShare® Technology, more ADS-B Functions

WingXPro7 now sports FlightShare technology.
WingXPro7 now sports FlightShare technology.

Pilots and flight crews using Hilton Software LLC's WingXPro7 app for iOS can now share flight plans and other flight information on the ground or in the air, even without an Internet connection. FlightShare uses a one-to-one and one-to-many distribution system, which allows pilots to share flight information with one or more other WingXPro7 equipped iPads on the same network.

Beyond FlightShare WingXPro7 now can interface with the  iLevil ADS-B receiver, which has a built-in AHRS. "The split-screen functionality is perfect when displaying your PFD and GPS navigation simultaneously," said Ananda Leon, Research and Development Lead at Levil Technology.

WingXPro7 is also compatible with the newest Zaon MX1090 ADS-B traffic receiver, Sagetech’s Clarity receivers, and the SkyguardTWX receivers, giving pilots the ability to choose between a wide range of weather and traffic receivers. Each of these receivers are unique and best of all, they are all are FlightShare® compatible, according to Dr. Hilton Goldstein, founder of Hilton Software.