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ARINC goes Direct-ly to pilots with new iPad app

While companies seeking to turn the Apple iPad into portable in-flight entertainment devices have encountered some teething problems, there is no stopping the tablet from becoming a major fixture in the cockpit. Keen to support its customers’ preferences, ARINC Direct has released a new iPad app that provides access to flight plans, weather, NOTAMS and […]

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AirAsia Captain explains benefits of real-time EFB

A little bit of bandwidth can go a long way in the cockpit, it seems. AirAsia is fitting each of its Airbus A320s with Flight Focus’ Class III electronic flight bag (EFB), which uses an Iridium satellite pipe to bring real-time applications and messaging to pilots (versus, say, the Ku pipe that Lufthansa will use […]

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Redesigned cockpit seat uses Nintendo Wii-fit

We talk a lot about passenger comfort on this blog, but we haven’t yet looked at what the poor sods up front are dealing with. And when I say up front, I don’t mean the privileged folks in premium class. I’m talking about the pilots. Graduate student Nicoline van der Vaart, in a fascinating report […]

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