In the jet world, it's all about crunching runway performance numbers and the logical way to do it is with a capable tablet app. Aircraft Performance Group (APG) has been offering just that with its iPreflight performance app. Equipped with over 350 aircraft models and 9000 airfields, the new Genesis app goes deep into runway performance calculations, and now a new flight planning utility could make it one of the most capable programs available for jet cockpits.
The pilot's flight bag has gotten smaller over the years and in a market flooded with compact flight totes, four bags-all with different styling-survived our long-term evaluation and earned our critical praise. In this video, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano offers a close look at four favorites on the Aviation Consumer evaluation bench.
L3 Commercial Aviation announced a new software upgrade for its Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B transponder and display system at AirVenture 2018 on Tuesday. The Release 3.2 upgrade will include improved GPS receiver performance and startup time, better compatibility with the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and added support for dual control panel configuration.
iFly GPS has added synthetic vision and a three-dimensional traffic alerter to its aviation app for Apple, Android and Windows. The tablet-based system is designed so "everything is just a couple of touches away," according to sales manager Brian Rutherford.
Head-up displays, once and still the stuff of airline and military cockpits, will soon be an option in Cessnas single-engine aircraft line. Cessna will offer the new Epic Optix Eagle HUD, a low-cost combiner display thats capable of projecting not just basic flight data, but all kinds of imagery that any tablet can output.