Connected Cockpit

Until recently, the class-leading Honeywell APEX avionics suite in the PC-12 NG required special equipment and trained personnel in order to perform navigational database updates and chart trend data downloads (this was done every two weeks). In response to operators’ requests for better efficiency for the updating and downloading, Pilatus teamed with Honeywell, Jeppesen, and Aspen Avionics to create the “Connected Panel” which includes a database loading application (app) coined “INDS Data Manager.”

This revolutionary creation allows our flight crews to perform navigation database and chart downloads using their Apple iPads at their convenience. Then, the pilots can upload the information wirelessly into the APEX avionics without needing special equipment or training.

Note: This article is displaying as it appeared in Volume 17 of our PlaneSense: Informational Quarterly newsletter.

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