Connecting the iPad and Avionics

Yesterday at AirVenture, Aspen Avionics announced their Connected Panel product – a new blind mounted unit that enables wireless communications between iPad apps and the systems installed in the aircraft. On display in Aspen’s booth (#2145, Hangar B) is a version of ForeFlight Mobile that is capable of tuning radios, submitting flight plans, and getting flight plans from the Aspen EFDs and the GPS navigators installed in the panel.

Aspen’s first Connected Panel hardware will be available at the end of 2011. We’re proud to be a launch partner, and look forward to what openness can mean for ForeFlight customers, our partners, and the entire aviation industry.