iPad 2 undergoes decompression testing for cockpit use by Jeppesen

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 31 March 2011. Engineers at Jeppesen are looking at ways to enable Apple's iPad 2 for use in commercial aircraft cockpits and recently completed rapid decompression testing of the iPad 2 as part of that process.

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Posted by John McHaleENGLEWOOD, Colo., 31 March 2011. Engineers at Jeppesen are looking at ways to enable Apple's iPad 2 for use in commercial aircraft cockpits and recently completed rapid decompression testing of the iPad 2 as part of that process. The test was completed to an altitude of 51,000 feet, proving the integrity of iPad 2 in the unlikely event of sudden cabin pressure loss. Last year, Jeppesen completed a similar flight test of a representative iPad as part of a successful program to obtain initial Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization for the Jeppesen Mobile TC charting App. Because of structural changes in iPad 2, Jeppesen determined that a new test was warranted. No anomalies were detected during either iPad testing period. The Jeppesen Mobile TC App is available from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/ at no additional charge for Jeppesen electronic navigation charting subscribers. For more information, please visit www.jeppesen.com/jeppesen-mobile-tc.
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