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.
Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR for iPad has been expanded; iFly GPS is now available on Android platforms; and iFlightPlanner 2.0, FltPlanGo, and FlightPro have all been updated.
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Piper and Continental have teamed to produce a diesel-powered Archer designed for the international flight training market. The first Archer DX has been flying in Germany since February.
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