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The world is abuzz with the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5. But for companies that manufacture aircraft iPhone accessories, the two most challenging changes are the new “Lightning” connector and the new, taller form-factor of the phone. Aircraft owners will have to make sure that existing iPhone accessories will be compatible with the new Apple devices and adapters.
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About the new Lightning Connector from Apple Lightning is a new all digital, eight-signal connector used on the new iPhone 5, fifth generation iPod Touch and seventh generation iPod Nano. Like the old 30-pin connector, the Lightning port can be used for various functions, including charging the iPod or iPhone, syncing data and outputting audio to another device.
Lightning is considered an improvement because it is thinner, thus allowing new devices to be less bulky. With the iPhone 5, it allows Apple to include larger speakers for more volume output. The Lightning connector is also far more durable than the previous connector, which was often damaged when users would inadvertently plug it in backwards. Lightning is reversible, meaning there is little chance that the plug will be damaged when connecting it to the device.
Apple Lightning Adapter
Adapters from Apple Adapters start at $19 for the Lightning to USB Cable, $29 for the Lightning adapter and $39 for the Lightning-to-30-pin connector cable. The adapters won't necessarily support all functions, particularly iPod out and video out. The new adapters only support analog audio output, USB audio, syncing and charging. Lightning-to-VGA and Lightning-to-HDMI cables will be available later, but for now, users won’t be able to connect the iPhone or iPod to an external display or TV to view videos or photos using the adapters.
Honeywell Media Holder
Rockwell Collins iPod Dock
Flight Display Systems iPod Dock
Aircraft iPhone Docking Stations and Cable Adapters from Flight Display Systems Here’s a rundown of how the new Apple offerings will affect products from Flight Display Systems.
iPod and iPhone Docking Station (FDIPD-MD Ver 2) — The new iPhone 5 and iPod Touch are too large to fit in this docking station, with or without the required adapter.
iPod and iPhone Cable Adapters (FDMEDPLR-3, FDMEDPLR-3QR) — These products will require the Lightning adapter to work with the iPhone 5 and the fifth generation iPod Touch. According to Apple, the Lightning connecter will not support analog video. Based on currently available information, charging and audio output should still be supported.
Please note that current iPads are not affected, however all new Apple personal entertainment devices will likely use the Lightning connector for the foreseeable future.
2011 came and went without the release of the iPhone 5. The suspense has been building, and most are convinced that we will see Apple unveil their new product by the end of the year. The new iPhone will be completely different in design. It has been speculated that the iPhone 5 will be slightly longer. Photos that have been leaked showcase bigger speaker grills, a 4.5 inch screen and a two-toned back brushed with aluminum. In May 2011, a company called Digitimes released information saying that Apple could be creating a glass screen which would be curved. This was due to the fact that Apple had purchased between 200 and 300 special glass cutting machines. The dock port is rumored to be smaller; featuring a 19 pin connector on its base, rather than the typical 30 pin seen on all products Apple has released to date. Lastly, since the new iPad came out with 4G, it is expected that it will be on the iPhone 5 as well. Whatever the case may be regarding the new iPhone 5’s functionality and appearance; do not forget to download the Magellan Jets Private Jet Search iPhone app right away. You can search for a jet, book and sign e-contracts quickly and in the palm of your hand!
The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury hotel brand exclusively ahead of their competition. Superior comfort, impeccable service and a host of amenities awaits Ritz-Carlton guests at properties around the world. Every stay is consistently exceptional which is why they recently released a highly anticipated mobile app that is nothing short of spectacular. Because Ritz-Carlton is constantly raising the bar, their mobile app extends beyond the common hotel app functionalities. Aside from booking rooms at any property across the globe, the app extends users the ability to receive exclusive tips and tours from Ritz Carlton; and is fully integrated with social platforms
Foursquare and World Concierge.
In addition, the President of Ritz-Carlton Herve Humler offers his words of wisdom regarding many of Ritz-Carlton’s properties. “I want to enrich the Ritz-Carlton experience for our guests further with details about the things I have found to be quite unique and memorable in my travels. With The Ritz-Carlton App I can now do that very easily and in real-time” said Humler in a recent interview. When used in conjunction with the Magellan Jets mobile app, users will be able to book five nights at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach and switch over to the Magellan app to look up private jet options for the trip down. As the capabilities of smart-phone apps continue to advance, it will be exciting to see what the next app for the luxury travel market will entail.
The world of flight fascinates many of those who experience it and sometimes sparks a fire in a person’s soul to become a licensed pilot themselves. Unfortunately, some may not be able to commit the time or just aren’t comfortable piloting an aircraft alone. For these individuals, an exciting and growing hobby exists that allows users to pilot an aircraft without ever leaving the ground. Remote Controlled (RC) aircraft put the world of flight at your fingertips and provide hours of thrilling entertainment for land-loving aviators. There is something rewarding about seeing a 3 month week-end project take flight and soar through the skies at speeds that can reach into the hundreds of miles per hour. If that number sounds intimidating, RC aircraft range in all sizes and have a wide range of performance capabilities. As your flying skills improve, there will never be a lack of challenge as you move progress to bigger and faster aircraft. Specifically, beginners can learn with electric-powered trainers and transition through the ranks to large turbine-powered jets; similar to the one shown in the clip above.
A wide range of RC airports exist throughout the country and if you get really good, you can show off your skills at an RC air show. All parts and accessories for your RC plane can be purchased at a local hobby shop or from a wide range of internet businesses. For the savvy RC flyer, you can choose to upgrade the stock equipment on your plane and add some impressive features. New technology for RC aircraft include high-speed cameras to film your flight and the ability to control your plane from an iPad. In a sense, this hobby features no shortage of possibilities which makes for years of excitement and adventure. So, if you’re in the market for a new pastime and want to fuel your love for aviation, look no further than your local or on-line hobby supply store; your RC plane is ready for take-off!
Months of anticipation, excitement and impatience has finally come to an end as yesterday, March 7 th, Apple officially revealed the revolutionary new iPad. It appears as though the new tablet will live up to expectations featuring an all-new Retina display, improved wireless connection capability and a state-of-the art built-in camera. The Retina display will allow users to experience the iPad like never before; presenting images with stunning sharpness and clarity. The cutting-edge display is not exclusively responsible for the new iPad’s exceptional display quality, however. Apple’s new camera comes equipped with a five-element, hybrid infrared lens that allows for the highest-quality photographs. Furthermore, an improved wireless connection capability means fewer lost signals when you are at home, the office or at the airport. It also allows users to download apps, documents, and upload photos faster than ever before.
Magellan Jets, the leader in private jet charters, is proud to declare that we are 100% iPad compatible. Our clients can search for flights with our app, communicate with our experienced staff, and sign for their upcoming trip all from their state-of-the-art tablet. This allows our clients to control every facet of their trip from nearly anywhere; affording them the upmost versatility when it comes to their private travel needs. So next time you have a free second in your busy schedule, grab your iPad, search for a new vacation spot, pick out your favorite Magellan Jets aircraft, and have it waiting for you shortly after with a red carpet and complimentary catering.
Magellan Jets, a leading aircraft charter broker, announces the launch of its Private Jet Search iPhone application for private jet bookings. For years, people have been able to search for commercial flights on a variety of websites, making travel that much more convenient and cost effective. For the reasonable price of $4.99, private jet travelers can download the app through iTunes. The app allows users to search, book and sign for a charter in a matter of minutes from the convenience of their iPhone or iPad anytime, anywhere. Magellan Jets recognizes the need for more flexibility and accessibility in the market of private jet travel and this app allows for instant quoting, linked to live market information and thousands of aircraft and airports worldwide.
The Private Jet Search app is truly a business tool which executives can take advantage of without needing any assistance in making their private travel arrangements. While this is the case, it is available for business and pleasure alike. Travelers can search both one way and round trip options based on their desired destination, departure/return date, aircraft option and passenger count.
Once this information is entered, the app uses real-time technology to pull up every aircraft available, along with the competitive pricing. This innovative search engine cuts the time it takes to search for aircraft availability, while adding the ease of portability and anytime access.
“The Private Jet Search app is a revolutionary tool,” says Joshua Hebert, CEO of Magellan Jets. “It will provide the instant gratification and savings our clients have been yearning for, which is an incredible thing.”
Due to the fact that this is an international app, there is a currency converter available to those who are flying outside of the U.S. High-resolution interior and exterior photos are provided for each aircraft as well, and may be viewed on the flight details page. The estimated flight time and any fuel stops are also shown, giving the client the full scope of what the trip will entail.
The Private Jet Search app also features a GPS- based search to help find the nearest airport. In addition, customers can view the trip leg through Google Maps. The application allows for personalized requests to be sent to Magellan Jets regarding the requested trip, which will be carried out by a dedicated Magellan Jets charter specialist, available 24/7/365.
The level of personalization does not stop there. A list of favorite airports can be saved to streamline the process, which will save customers’ valuable time searching. In addition to this practical solution, there is an ingenious “tip a friend” function which allows customers the opportunity to find a flight and send the option to their friend so that they can see the same aircraft.
Magellan Jets has also begun using state-of-the-art technology which simplifies the booking process by allowing clients to confirm bookings from their computers, iPhones or iPads. Once a client is ready to book a trip on the app, Magellan Jets is now able to e-mail the contract so that the client can sign with their finger on the touch screen of their iPhone or iPad. This has made private jet charter even more seamless and hassle-free than ever before.
Shopping for holiday gift giving is upon us. If you have someone in your life who “has everything”, there is one gift which they probably have yet to purchase – the $8 million dollar iPad 2 Gold History Edition! This bedazzled iPad 2 has been released by luxury goods maker Stuart Hughes. Backed with 24-carat gold, this extravagent device is topped off with an Apple logo and home button made from 65 flawless diamonds and a screen frame made from ammonite rock (rainbow-colored rock made from the remains of prehistoric mollusks) and slivers of thigh bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Hughes is known for creating gadgets with hefty price tags. He unveiled a gold plated iPad in 2010, selling it for $190,000. Additionally, there was the diamond covered iPhone 4 which was valued at $8 million. It has been called “the world’s most expensive phone”; only two were sold to date.
If you are in the market for a new iPad or iPhone (even if it is not the $8 million dollar iPad 2), be sure to upload Magellan Jets' free iPhone app. From the palm of your hand, you can search, book and sign for a trip on your very own private jet, in minutes! With real time availability and competitive pricing, this is an amazing tool for booking your holiday travel.
From October 10-12, 2011, Magellan Jets proudly attended NBAA’s (National Business Aviation Association) conference which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the aviation industry insiders, this annual event is imperative to attend for both networking and educational purposes alike. As a business tool, this convention yields amazing results for well-respected operators and industry specialists to unite. Buying decisions are weighed and executed at the NBAA and the relationships formed set the stage for the upcoming year. Magellan Jets spent the first day on the convention floor, interacting with exhibitors and other attendees. On Tuesday, they moved onto the Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport where the latest aircraft models were present for the attendees to view and explore.
CEO of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert, and Anthony Tivnan, President of Magellan Jets, spent their time meeting with the press. They provided the media with updates on Magellan Jets and their hopes for the coming year. Recently, Magellan Jets announced their plan to provide students and families in China with private jet transportation to the U.S., elite concierge services and top-tier medical expertise. Mr. Hebert was able to give insight on Magellan Jets’ expansion into the Chinese market, “We are thrilled to be able to enter into the private aviation market in China,” says Magellan Jets CEO, Joshua Hebert. “We would like to be the trusted source of establishing Chinese students and families.”
Mr. Tivnan specifically spoke about the Magellan Jets One-Way Leg Search (OWL) app which is now available on your iPhone and iPad. With this revolutionary app, you are able to search, select and book empty leg flights in the palm of your hand. Magellan Jets has implemented the use of a new technology called DocuSign. With DocuSign, clients can review their contract on their iPhone and sign with their finger on their touch screen. The contract is e-mailed back to Magellan Jets and the trip has been booked, hassle free. This seamless scenario has made flying privately with Magellan Jets ultra-appealing. “O.W.L. Search provides the instant gratification our clients have been yearning for, which is an incredible thing,” says company President, Anthony Tivnan.
The 2011 NBAA Convention was an incredible experience for all members of Magellan Jets. While the trip was filled with fun and networking for company members, it was a great way to showcase Magellan’s latest endeavors. Magellan Jets’ introduction of their iPhone app, fused with the technology of DocuSign and their entry into the Chinese market garnered attention and respect from peers in the industry and truly positioned Magellan as a leader amongst private charter brokers.
You knew it was coming. The next “it” gadget from Apple debuted today, as Steve Jobs returned from medical leave this afternoon to debut the new iPad 2. To much fanfare, Jobs sported his usual turtleneck and jeans look to present an emotional keynote speech on the impact the world’s first volume-produced tablet has brought. Coined as “the year of the iPad”, 2010 provided us with the debut of the gadget that blew open the tablet niche. Moving into “2011, the year of the iPad 2”, Jobs explained how the new tablet changes everything, substantially improving upon key features the original version lacked.
With an incredibly thin profile (thinner than the new iPhone 4), and decreased weight, the new iPad 2 will run on a dual core, A5 processor, greatly improving the performance of the already quick tablet series from Apple. Sporting customer’s most requested addition, the iPad2 will have both forward and rear facing cameras, paired alongside FaceTime, allowing users to video chat any FaceTime user on an iPad 2, iPhone or iTouch. Amazingly enough, all these upgrades have been crammed into a smaller, lighter body, while still maintaining an impressive 10 hour battery life. And at the same price points as the older, original iPad, the iPad 2 will be a formidable opponent for the new Motorola Xoom, running on Android.
Additionally, with an intuitive, folding, “smart” cover, the iPad 2’s usability has increased significantly over its predecessors. By propping up the iPad for eased viewing angles and increasingly hands free operations, the magnetic, self-centering cover will help users make the most out of their iPad. And ease of use is great news for any user of the Magellan Jets One Way Leg Search Ap. As expected, O.W.L. Search will work as smoothly as ever on the new iPad 2, as well as the newly announced iOS 4.3.
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To watch Steve Jobs' keynote address on the iPad 2, check out the video below:
Have an iPhone, iPad or iPod? Then check out the new Apple app recently announced by Magellan Jets: O.W.L. Search (One Way Leg Search). Allowing users to easily view and book one-way and empty-leg charter flights on your iPhone or iPad, the OWL Search app brings transparency and speed to travelers’ fingertips. Avinode Inc., an exclusive industry leading partner assisted in developing O.W.L. Search, providing the advanced technology which helped bring the application to the market.
Recognizing their client’s time is highly valuable, O.W.L. Search was developed in order to provide clients with options in the fastest, most streamlined method possible. With a simple user interface and real-time results, users can access flight options faster than ever before. This innovative search engine cuts the time it takes to search for aircraft availability while adding the ease of portability and anytime access.
Taking advantage of GPS-based technology, paired with Google Maps, O.W.L. Search automatically finds nearby airports and displays routing on the already familiar Google Maps app. In an effort to promote transparency and increase the level of information at the user’s fingertips, images and details of the specific aircraft for each flight are made available.
And with the announcement that
the iPhone will become available to Verizon Wireless customers next month, O.W.L. Search will soon be available to a greater number of those looking for private jets.
With user-friendly features and the ability to contact Magellan Jets directly via the app, O.W.L. Search offers you the ability to search, discover and take the first step to chartering a private jet. Interested?
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