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Old 07-23-2006, 05:37 AM   #1
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Irex Illiad to be used as a aviation aid

I found this article at gizmag. The Illiad is gona be used as a aviation aid for flyers. I bet this will save them pounds of paper that they dont have to look through to find the info they are looking for. http://www.gizmag.com/go/5904/
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Old 07-23-2006, 05:42 AM   #2
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In an innovative three-way partnership, ARINC has teamed with MyAirplane.com and Netherlands based iRex Technologies (a spin-off of Royal Phillips Electronics) to bring the eFlyBook aviation solution to market.
That explains the "arinc" file format that's mentioned in er_registry. Now I wonder what EBA (the other unknown format there) could be...
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:14 AM   #3
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The Illiad is gona be used as a aviation aid for flyers. I bet this will save them pounds of paper that they dont have to look through to find the info they are looking for.
Interesting.

Some years ago, it was OK to use electronic charts & tools as complement to standard nav charts, but not as a substitute for them. That is, if the device turned brick, you still were capable of navigating. But that's might have been change since.
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Old 07-23-2006, 06:47 AM   #4
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hmm looking at the pictures on that site wonder how long we will have to wait before the iliad s/w looks like this

wonder what all those buttons mean
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:34 AM   #5
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hmm looking at the pictures on that site wonder how long we will have to wait before the iliad s/w looks like this

wonder what all those buttons mean
Surely version 2.5
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:44 AM   #6
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Surely version 2.5
I dont think this is 2.5. This is definitely a Mock-Up.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:03 AM   #7
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Was joking - i'm happy if the make zooming in PDF work
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Surely version 2.5
Zooming into the picture reveals this is far from being 2.5:
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rofl got a long way to go then :/
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Zooming into the picture reveals this is far from being 2.5:
MUAHHAHAHHAHA

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hehe.

But it's great that there will be software updates till 2009 - maybe they try to beat Blizzards Starcraft support.
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:10 AM   #12
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"The portable eFlyBook unit measures about 1/2 x 6 x 9 inches, and is priced below $1100 including a 12-month digital subscription to FAA enroute charts, digital copies of the complete US terminal procedures, the US airport facility directory, and FAR/AIM documents. A travel docking station and charger are included."
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I wonder if they if you can get the software seperately - if there is anything specific. I would assume that most of all the aviation functions is just in the subscription files themselves

The thing is that EFB's (Electronic Flight Bags) are currently pretty expensive, and are usually based on laptops, tablet PC's or in some cases specialized hardware. They are used at a number of airlines and they have redundancy requirements. One of the simplest systems is to have a printer available to print out the approach plates. In this realm the systems have to certified for use and the parameters are numerous and comprehensive. Keeping these systems and the subscription service up to date is very expensive for these operators. The data is usually supplied by Jeppesen - a private business (not affiliated with any government).

The information that is being displayed on the eFlybook is published by a government agency (NOS) and pretty much is in the public domain. The format is not as good or as convenient as Jeppesen but is servicable and is an approved source.

It appears that the eFlybook is geared more towards the General Aviation Marketplace - at least initially. That is not to say that it could be certified for commercial use, typically that is a very expensive process that requires specific backup/contingency capabilties that are built into the unit.

One of my intended purposes of the iLiad is specifically what was described in the eFlyBook review/introduction and this was way before I saw this reference.
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