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Airbox set to launch Runway HD app for iPad

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 April 2012 | UPDATED: 14:13 10 October 2012

An upgraded version of the Runway HD flight and navigation software for Apple iPad will be available to download from May 2011.

An upgraded version of the Runway HD flight and navigation software for Apple iPad will be available to download from May 2011.

The app from Airbox Aerospace Limited is simple to use and will include a range of features such as:

   The ability to fly using the charts they’re most familiar with, or use Airbox’s vector data

   Allows multiple charts to be used together, such as different scales of air charts, or   ground and air charts (for helicopters)

   Live free Weather and NOTAM feeds (3G or Wifi connectivity required

   Flight planning and execution in one process

   European ABX vector data as standard, worldwide coverage available

   Offers geo-referenced flight guides and approach plates

   Top-down and side profile views – providing 3D terrain and airspace awareness

    The ability to file flight plans directly from the software

   Enables the user to download charts and other data direct to the software

William Moore, co-founder and technical director of Airbox Aerospace Limited, said: “For the past 8 months our development team have been working hard on an iPad version of our software, which fully utilises the power of the iPad to bring a new dimension to the flight planning and execution process.”

Charts from Airbox are now anti-aliased, so they will appear clearly on the iPad’s screen.

Runway HD will be available to download for free from the App store. In order to use it as a fully-functioning GPS, users will need to create an account at – packages start at €79.00 per year.

The app comes with ABX mapping for the whole of Europe as standard. Users who subscribe to Airbox can activate and download any charts registered to their account to the app.

Global chart options available include Brazil, South Africa, the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, UK Ordnance Survey, CAA 1:250,000 & CAA 1:500,000, London Heliroutes, and ABX Vector HD street-level mapping.

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