iPhone border crossings

Pilots with iPhones can use the ubiquitous devices to file eAPIS notifications on international flights thanks to a free application from FlashPass.net.

The company that developed a more streamlined system for storing information and filing passenger manifests with the U.S. Customs’ Electronic Advance Passenger Information System has done the same thing for the iPhone. The software firm is also working on a version for the iPad.

“It’s all about making eAPIS filing easier, quicker, and less prone to errors,” said Arturo Guerra Perez, a principal at Lobo Labs, which developed FlashPass in 2009. “Computers with Internet access aren’t always available when and where pilots need them. Now, they can use the iPhones that so many in the aviation community already carry.”