Gogo Business Aviation air-to-ground (ATG) data customers can now add Rockwell Collins’s Airshow moving maps to their business aircraft cabins without installing any additional hardware, the companies announced yesterday. After activating an account with Rockwell Collins, Gogo ATG customers then download the Airshow Mobile 2 iOS or Android app to view in-flight 3D moving maps on their smartphones or tablets.
Features of the app include detailed, interactive high-definition satellite 3D maps; multi-touch, gesture-based roaming, zooming and navigation; customized user display settings and layers; points of interest pop-up panel with images and captions; consolidated view of maps and flight information into one display; and multiple viewpoint options including cockpit, pilot head-up display and window seats.
“This collaborative effort with Gogo provides us another avenue for bringing Airshow into the hands of business aircraft passengers,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager of flight controls and information systems for Rockwell Collins. “Airshow is the most deployed moving map in aviation because of its technology and features that keep passengers and crew interactively connected with their flight experience.”