Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Airways enables mobility for General Aviators

12 February 2014

Airways enables mobility for General Aviators

General Aviators now have a range of Airways-endorsed mobile apps to choose from to access the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and charts – and also access to a refreshed, new-look Airways IFIS website offering pre-flight information and flight planning services.

Airways New Zealand has made these changes as part of a project to improve the tools its customers frequently use. The New Zealand air navigation services provider is committed to ensuring critical aeronautical information remains freely available to support aviation safety – enabling services through modern, effective channels that its customers demand.

Mobile applications for chart and AIP content
Airways has licensed four mobile application providers – three for chart and AIP content, and one for chart content only – in response to feedback from the general aviation community who want to access charts and the AIP via mobile tablets.

Chart content is available via RunwayHD (www.airboxaero.com/nz), while both AIP and chart content are available from OzRunways (www.ozrunways.com), AvPlan (www.avsoft.com.au), and Air Navigation Pro (www.xample.ch/air-navigation).

Trent Clarke, Airways Manager of Aeronautical Information Management, says Airways has altered its AIP source-file structure and set up processes so that licensed app providers can regularly access data updates.

“The provision of pending data 28 days in advance of the effective date ensures their apps remain current and enables their users to familiarise themselves with significant operational changes before they happen. This preparedness contributes to aviation safety,” Mr Clarke says.

The AIP continues to be available free-of-charge to the general aviation community on the CAA website www.aip.net.nz.

Mark Adeane, general aviation pilot and Airways Navigation Procedures Designer, has checked out both the Air Navigation Pro app and the Beta version of OzRunways for New Zealand.

“Both apps offer an excellent range of features to support the pilot, while reducing cockpit clutter. These apps are game-changers for the G.A. pilot!” Mr Adeane says.

Changes to the IFIS website
The Airways IFIS website, www.ifis.airways.co.nz, has a refreshed look and is now easier to use.

Changes have been made to support aviation safety and improve usability – for example, news and updates now appear in a prominent noticeboard area within the blue banner.

Other improvements include:
• Amended menus - the most commonly used items appear in the top layer
• Help information is more prominent via links
• The inclusion of a page footer menu
• Integrated access to the AIP shop website www.aipshop.co.nz
• The introduction of “breadcrumbs” (enabling users to navigate back to previous menu pages).

“The changes to IFIS are great, the whole thing looks a lot more modern, and the set-up is much more intuitive,” says Paul Hartley, recreational pilot and Airways simulator pilot.

About Airways
• Airways is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), and operates in New Zealand as a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE).
• We look after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and manage the more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million sq km of airspace – which is 7% of the world’s total.
• Airways provides air traffic control and engineering training, and has delivered air traffic management, Flightyield revenue management solutions, navigation services and consultancy in more than 65 countries.
• For more information about Airways please visit www.airways.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news