March 2015 Issue

Do I Really Want A Tablet Running This Circus?

Itís no secret among operators and the industry that some of the more interesting recent avionics advances have come not from the established manufacturers but from upstarts developing tablet-based apps and selling portable ADS-B receivers to feed them data. Along the way, thereís been a bright line preventing portable devices from providing data to installed avionics aboard certified aircraft, but technologies like Garminís Connext and Aspenís Connected Panel are starting to blur it.

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