Vero Beach, Fla., June, 27, 2011 – Piper Aircraft Inc. is sponsoring the launch of AirNav.com’s new application for iTouch, iPhone and iPads.
The first 2,000 subscribers will have the option to receive an annual $4.99 subscription to the application for free when they complete a brief online survey from Piper Aircraft. To subscribe to the new application go to AirNav.com, click on Apps and follow the instructions.
“Piper welcomes the opportunity to support the 35,000 visitors who access AirNav daily for valuable information about FBOs, airports and surrounding areas,” said Piper Executive Vice President Randy Groom. “We embrace this kind of information sharing across all aspects of aviation because it makes flying easier, more enjoyable and more productive.”
AirNav.com is an online service that provides updated information to aid aviators and aviation enthusiasts. In addition to the introduction and rollout, Piper is supporting the new AirNav.com iApp and its various Website pages, including Airport, Navaids, Airspace Fixes, Aviation Fuel, and AIRBOSS.
The new app does not depict the entire AirNav database, nor replace flight planning software, but it enables very quick access to some important data. The Information on the app is pulled from the AirNav Website while connected to the Internet, but any search can be saved to an operator’s phone for in-flight use or while out of Internet contact.
AirNav.com is a free-use website offering airport and FBO information, flight planning tools, pilot comments, and more on 100 percent of the airports in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Visitors can also use the site to make car rental and hotel reservations with all the major brands. AirNav.com started operations in 1996, and currently has more than 35,000 individual visitors per day. The site provides detailed information on over 5,200 public airports, seaports and heliports served by over 3,600 FBOs. AirNav lists 5,000 retail fuel prices for both 100LL and Jet A. These prices are updated continuously, and statistics for fuel prices and update patterns can be found on www.airnav.com/fuel/report.html.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. A global force in aviation, Piper offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. Piper Aircraft designs, manufactures, sells and supports the strongest and broadest single-engine product line in the industry, from high-performance pistons to turboprops to the world’s most fuel-efficient seven-person business jet, the PiperJet Altaire. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.