Seattle Avionics Announce Breakthrough “Slingshot” Wireless Chart System
Seattle, WA, July 19, 2018 – Seattle Avionics today announces a breakthrough wireless data transfer system that saves pilots hours of chart updating time. With the new Seattle Avionics Slingshot system, ChartData downloaded to FlyQ EFB on an iPad or iPhone can be streamed directly via Wi-Fi to the BendixKing xVue Touch and AeroVue Touch MFDs without any additional downloads. In this way, a pilot downloads data once and uses it on two completely different systems, the iPad/iPhone EFB app, and the installed MFD or smart display.
“Virtually all pilots fly with an iPad, even those with in-panel avionics. But until now, they had to download essentially the same data separately to their iPad app and their avionics system, wasting valuable time,” said Steve Podradchik, Seattle Avionics CEO. “Now with our patent-pending Slingshot technology, pilots save hours because FlyQ wirelessly streams its ChartData directly to avionics systems. We are ecstatic to have BendixKing and their exciting new xVue Touch system as our flagship launch partner. We’re also working with other partners to extend Slingshot to other systems.”
Using Seattle Avionics’ Slingshot system, xVue Touch customers can skip downloading data to a PC, copying it to a USB stick, and copying it again to the xVue Touch. Rather, they just bring their iPads loaded with FlyQ into the cockpit, hit a button, and they are good to fly with both xVue Touch and FlyQ almost immediately.
Slingshot is in beta testing now and expected to be available to customers very soon. It can be seen during the AirVenture show in Oshkosh, WI next week at the BendixKing complex.
Seattle Avionics provides ChartData to several BendixKing products including the xVue Touch, AeroVue Touch, and the KSN 770. It also provides ChartData to more than 20 other major aviation companies worldwide including Northrup Grumman, Aspen, Dynon, GRT, AFS, and more.