September 22, 2011
By Ian J. Twombly
Hilton Software, maker of WingX, said Sept. 22 that its iPad application will soon show traffic through a wireless connection with Zaon’s XRX PCAS system. The capability is expected to be available in October through WingX version 7.
According to WingX representatives, the traffic will be displayed on the moving map with new color-coded displays that will reduce interpretation time and make spotting targets easier.
Customers will not be required to purchase a new Zaon system. Both new and old XRX PCAS units will connect to WingX via a wireless device. The dongle retails for $100.
“The addition of in-flight traffic together with our new traffic symbology increases traffic awareness and therefore flight safety,” said Hilton Goldstein, CEO of Hilton Software LLC.
Flight Training Editor Ian J. Twombly joined AOPA in 2003 and is an instrument flight instructor.
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
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