iOS15

On the 20th of September Apple released iOS15, their latest operating system for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone). We’ve completed extensive testing with iOS15 on a range of devices and have discovered no issues with the current 8.1.11 release of AvPlan EFB.

Given the above, we still recommend caution when upgrading devices to the latest iOS release. Upgrade non critical devices at a non critical time (ie, not before getting in the aircraft to fly across the country). After a number of days or more, upgrade more important or primary devices.

NAIPS survival equipment changing

On the 9th of September 2021 the method of specifying survival equipment in a flight plan is changing. Currently, when submitting a flight notification you can specify the following equipment types;

  • First aid
  • Water
  • Rations

Come the 9th of September 2021, this is changing to be the ICAO aligned options of

  • Jungle
  • Maritime
  • Desert
  • Polar

To prepare for the change you can update your aircraft defaults with these new options (Settings, Aircraft Type Database, Your Type, Your Callsign). Come the 9th of September the old options will be silently ignored and the new options should be sent.

You need to have installed at least AvPlan EFB 8.1.9 to support the new survival equipment options. More information about this change can be found in the relevant AIC at https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/sup/a21-h28.pdf