Whether you ask it to or not, the aircraft you are flying with a Garmin G1000 is capturing more than 70 points of data every second of your flight. Although that data has always been available to analyze, getting to it has been difficult. Now AvConnect has a service to help.
The service takes the data, digests it, and puts it into an easy-access customer account. The application of the data could range from helping to diagnose an engine problem to tracking flight school airplanes.
“We now capture engine performance data in addition to every move an aircraft makes in the air,” said AvConnect CEO Erik Murrey. “Let’s say an owner takes his plane up for a routine flight and notices his engine temperatures are running higher than normal. Should he be concerned? With his data log from AvConnect, he can immediately send his flight data to an authorized mechanic to analyze and diagnose precisely what happened at any second during that flight.”
The data is then available online or via a Mobile device through the company’s Apple-based applications. Pricing is currently $495 a year for an aircraft with six seats or fewer, and $995 for an aircraft with more than six seats.