Shadin Avionics, a global leader in avionics interface solutions, received TSO approval on the initial release of the flyTab® Aircraft Interface Module (AIM), a data converter that integrates an iPad into the cockpit accessing real time flight data for iPad applications. The AIM was developed in collaboration with the Avionics & Systems Integration Group (ASIG, LLC) as a part of the flyTab® Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag solution announced in October 2012.
“This is the first box of its kind to receive a TSO certification. The AIM has opened a new realm of possibilities for real time flight data and we look forward to pioneering iPad cockpit integration with our partner, ASIG, and the rest of the flyTab® team”, stated Brad Jacobson, Shadin Avionics AIM Product Manager.
The current model AIM provides an ARINC 429 interface for two iPads from a single unit. Based upon Shadin’s Avionics Interface Systems (AIS) converter platform, additional interfaces such as ARINC 429, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, discrete, and MIL-STD-1553 data can be easily added and certified. Potential iPad EFB App uses for this data include aeronautical charting, own ship position, chart centering, FMS/GPS information (position, altitude, groundspeed, track,
origin, flight plan and destination, time), real time weather, ACARS messaging and customer/third party applications specific applications, using the flyTab® SDK developed by
SpatiOS, and AppOrchard company.
The flyTab® AIM is part of Shadin’s family of AIS data converters, designed to quickly respond to an ever present demand for unique flight worthy data conversion applications on aircraft. The AIM now joins AIS-380 analog, AIS-360 digital, AIS-450 synchro and AIS-460 military 1553 in Shadin’s family of FAA certified data converters.