Updated Navigation Data (Valid from 5th February)

We’ve just updated the navigation database for the 1502 AIRAC cycle, valid from 5 February 2015.

United States Users

Updated sectional charts and terminal procedures are now available for download.

Australian Users

We have updated the Country Airstrip Guide and also removed all ‘Closed’ Airstrips. Soon we will have the ability to selectively show these or hide these, but in the interim they have been removed.

New Zealand Users

We have updated the AIP for New Zealand (Volumes 1-4) are now available for download.

To download the new data updates in advance, open AvPlan EFB on your device and tap SettingsData DownloadsUpdate. AvPlan will then download all data updates. You don’t need to keep AvPlan running for these to complete.

 

AvPlan Events and Subscription Changes

We’re really excited about the upcoming launch of AvPlan EFB 5.0 for iOS, which will be available in the coming weeks. This new release adds a whole bunch of extra features which will be awesome for all pilots, no matter if you fly a Drifter or a Citation. We will have a new global website, revamped user manual and other goodies.

Come learn about AvPlan EFB 5.0 at the 2015 Avalon Airshow, at our various upcoming events around the country or the online demo desk.

In addition we’re tweaking the Australian subscription model. With 5.0, the new subscription model will have three tiers, Lite, Standard and Pro. Within these three tiers you can add the option of IFR charts. AvPlan Lite, currently available for Android, will remain the same. AvPlan EFB Standard will incorporate what is currently the VFR subscription, plus new features coming in 5.0.

AvPlan EFB Pro will incorporate what is currently the Geo subscription, plus a bunch of new functionality which is to be released in version 5.0. Additionally, as we add features for advanced users, these will appear in the Pro tier.

Additionally, subscriptions for new users will be restricted to a yearly term only. The monthly option will exist for existing subscribers who have previously purchased a monthly subscription.

There also will be a slight price increase, this being our first since releasing AvPlan back in August 2011. With this increase AvPlan EFB is still far more price competitive than the old fashioned method of buying paper charts. You can renew at any time on our online store prior to the release of AvPlan EFB 5.0 and enjoy an additional year at the current AvPlan EFB price.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support line via phone or email.

 

Data Updates valid from 8th January 2015

The first data update for 2015 is now available for download within AvPlan EFB and AvPlan Lite.

United States

The USA data update includes updated Sectional’s IFR enroute low and high charts, AFD and approach plates.

New Zealand

In New Zealand we have updated the NZ VNC chart, so it is much clearer and sharper.

Australia

There is no new data to be downloaded for Australia. Updated AIP SUP documents are available on the Text pane.

As always, open AvPlan EFB and it will download an updated database. Then tap Settings, Data Downloads to download updated maps and charts. You don’t need AvPlan EFB to remain open while it downloads data. Feel free to keep your device turned on, but you don’t need AvPlan running for the data to download.