AvPlan EFB 3.1

We’re excited to announce the availability of AvPlan 3.1, a free update that is now available in the Apple App Store. AvPlan EFB 3.1 adds the following exciting new features;

  • ADSB traffic via the Sagetech Clarity ADSB receiver. This will enable you to see the location of all nearby ADSB equipped aircraft overlaid on the AvPlan EFB maps.
  • External GPS support for the Sagetech Clarity ADSB receiver.
  • Sync files across devices when downloading to save time and bandwidth
  • Dropbox integration to synchronise documents with AvPlan EFB
  • New 10nm ring around the aircraft

Traffic!

AvPlan EFB will now display the location of all ADSB equipped aircraft within range when connected to the Sagetech Clarity ADSB receiver. There are two versions on the Clarity receiver available. One has an AHRS built in to display aircraft attitude and one does not. Expect to see an attitude display in AvPlan very soon. The Clarity connects to your iPad/iPhone via Wifi and multiple devices can be connected to the one Clarity unit and see all ADSB traffic and GPS position.

The GPS in the Sagetech Clarity is a 66 channel WAAS capable device. AvPlan EFB automatically switches off the internal iPad GPS when the Clarity is detected, saving battery life.

Both versions of the Sagetech Clarity are available for purchase on our website.

Download Synchonisation

When downloading data to your devices you now have the option to sync the downloads to other devices connected to the same WiFi network. This will save time and internet bandwidth when keeping the data updated on multiple devices. For best results have all devices on the Download page in AvPlan and download the data on your most powerful device. Tap ‘Devices’ on the downloading device to select the devices with which to sync.

You will notice some differences in the Download page as well. All map types can be selected on the download map, and downloaded by tapping on the required chart.

Behind the scenes we are also monitoring what is downloaded on your device, and will warn you via email and in-app notifications if data is not downloaded in advance.

Document Synchronisation

AvPlan EFB can now directly synchronise PDF documents with Dropbox. On the Text pane, scroll to the Dropbox section and link to a dropbox account (multiple are supported). PDF documents can then be wirelessly synchronised with AvPlan.
In addition, if you create folders in the Dropbox account named with either the airport name (Albury) or identifier (YMAY), PDF documents in these folders are directly accessible on the Terminal pane. These could be airfield diagrams for an ALA or takeoff performance charts for example.

Fixes

We have also fixed a number of issues that users have identified with the software

  • Download warnings will only be present when there is actually something to warn about
  • Climb TAS is not sent in the NAIPS notification when a whole segment is ‘on climb’
  • AvPlan will now clear relevant information so a NOSEND plan and then a real plan will not cause a NAIPS error
  • Warnings when required information has not been entered (altitudes, departure time, fuel) when submitting a plan have been fixed
  • METAR’s older than 12 hours are not displayed on the map
  • ‘Disable moving map mode’ and the ‘Plan/Fly’ button now disable the GPS as it should
  • Fixed possible memory leak when downloading forecasts
  • Fixed possible issues with map downloading
  • A delay can be specified on a departure point
  • Map scale works on the new Mega charts
  • Fixed issue when being prompted to download unnecessary database versions
  • Downloading individual ERC-H charts is now available

 

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Many of you have noticed the hollow arrow in the status bar after running AvPlan EFB 3.0. We have implemented a feature called Geo Fencing in the app. We now place a region around your departure airports in your flight plan, so when you reach 5 NM and are airborne, the app will automatically set your departure time and activate the next leg in your flight plan.

When the app is in the background you will see the hollow arrow. If you close your flight plan the geo-fences are deleted, and you will see no hollow arrow when the app is in the background. This does not consume any extra power on the device either.

AvPlan EFB 3.0 Is Here

We are extremely excited to announce that AvPlan EFB 3.0 is now available in the App Store.

In this release we have added a bunch of really useful functionality;

  • New Mega Maps that automatically switch as you pan and zoom. Never ever fly off the edge of a map again. Never fumble to switch maps in flight.
  • New map overlays on VFR and IFR charts – Active restricted areas, Controlled Airspace, VFR & IFR waypoints, IFR routes, FIA boundaries
  • Automatic IFR routing between any airports in Australia
  • Greatly expanded weather options on the weather pane
  • New planning options (quick insert and abeam waypoints)
  • Simple download section (touch and go)
  • New Satellite Map
  • Detailed support for the United States.
  • Support for flight planning world wide.

We have also added many small improvements to the functionality in the app;

  • Database updates are much much faster
  • Weather radar overlay has 5 minute granularity and is at most 5-8 minutes old
  • New METAR overlays that declutter as you zoom
  • Expanded flight plan view that is easier to read and adds navaid frequency information. All flight plan fields are much larger to make editing a breeze.
  • Bookmarks can be made to all documents in the Text pane. These can be edited and automatically sync via iCloud.
  • Lock icon turns red when screen locked
  • Plus more

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New AvPlan Release

It has certainly been a busy few months. We have just released AvPlan 2.1.5 this morning, and it is now available in the App Store as a free update. We have added the ability to send survival equipment remarks with your flight plan, and fixed some minor issues with fuel calculations on long climbs, other flight plan remarks, RAIM details and a few others.

The final touches are going on with our next major AvPlan release. We are greatly extending the capabilities of the app and introducing functionality that is unique to an EFB. Expect to see this in your hands in late March. One thing to note is that we will be supporting  iOS 5 and above in this release, so if your device is still running iOS 4, please plan to upgrade it in the coming month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are exhibiting AvPlan at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon this year. Come see us in hall 1 during the trade and public days at the show. We will be happy to demonstrate how AvPlan can be used to streamline all your pre-flight, in flight and post flight activities. We can also reveal some of what is coming in the next major AvPlan release, due out in late March 2013.

If you cannot make it to Avalon, come visit us at NATFly in Temora on Easter Friday and Saturday. We will be presenting an introduction session and a deep-drive session on AvPlan at the event, and you can come visit us at our stand. For other planned events, please see our website.