November 8, 2012
By Benét J. Wilson
Jeppesen reports it has completed tests of the new fourth-generation iPad with Retina display and iPad Mini, proving the devices can handle an unlikely event of sudden cabin pressure loss.
The tests were completed to an altitude of 51,000 feet and are part of the program used by operators to obtain FAA authorization for inflight use of Jeppesen’s iPad apps. The company completed similar tests on the iPad, iPad 2 and iPad third generation when each tablet came onto the market.
The Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app for consumer use is available for download at no additional charge for digital data subscribers through the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. To use the app, customers need a digital JeppView or Express JeppView subscription.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
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