APG and Embraer expands iPad software to Latin America


Flight operations software program now includes Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 executive jets

Embraer and APG (Aircraft Performance Group) are expanding
the iPreFlight operations software for the iPad by including a new region and
new aircraft from the Embraer Executive Jets portfolio in the service. After
launching iPreFlight in

May for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets for North
American customers, the tool is now available to Brazilian customers at Apple
App Stores, giving them access to valuable information, such as airport and
approach charts, NOTAMs and METARs for the airports considered in the flight
planning. Furthermore, it now includes the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 for both
regions. This is a result of continuously monitoring customer feedback about
iPreFlight, and reflects the commitment of Embraer and APG to constantly
improving the software.

“Embraer customer support
is continuously committed to providing solutions that meet its customers’ needs,”
says Sérgio da Cunha, senior manager,
Flight Operations Support, Embraer Executive Jets. “As promised, we are expanding the solution
to other regions and to other jets from our portfolio, and just three months
after the software was launched.”

This complete performance package runs through the
iPad, using data that has been certified and approved by aviation authorities
of Brazil (ANAC), the US (FAA) and Europe (EASA).

It is available from Apple App Stores and requires a
subscription directly with APG for which there is an initial three-month trial
period, free-of-charge.

Operators can carry out crucial functions with
iPreFlight, like optimizing aircraft payload for each runway utilized;
calculating takeoff performance with the benefit of APG’s extensive airport database
of runways and obstacles; accessing such information as NOTAMs and METARs of
all airports on the route under consideration, as well as maps and charts;
downloading and storing approach charts and airport diagrams; and reading
updated weather information.

Embraer and APG plan to make this tool available to
Lineage 1000 customers by the end of 2011 and extend it to other regions around
the world.

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