SAVANNAH, Ga., May 15, 2013 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently released an update to the company’s PlaneBook™ iPad application, an electronic document management system that has helped pilots and flight crew operate Gulfstream aircraft more safely and effectively since
“Our customers enjoy the convenience of using our operating manuals on the iPad and receiving automatic updates,” said Bill Colleran, director, Technical Publications, Gulfstream. “This update incorporates a number of improvements that came from their feedback, including landscape and portrait orientations, AirPrint compatibility and search features. We think our customers will be pleased with the result.”
Other new features include a document selector, history window, bookmark navigator, manual reorder feature, highly visible battery percentage indicator, better aircraft subscription organization and an improved help file.
The PlaneBook app provides pilots easy and immediate access to critical flight information and aircraft-specific documents, such as the Airplane Flight Manual, Operating Manual, Pilot’s Checklist and the Quick Reference Handbook (QRH). The electronic version of the QRH, which includes emergency flight procedures, serves as the master document that links to all other documents for easy cross-referencing.
PlaneBook also allows pilots to create and add their own content and tailor the app to their particular flying habits or preferences. In addition, since documents and manuals are downloaded straight to the iPad, users will have offline access to all of their important information. A “History” feature gives pilots even quicker access to the documents they frequently use, and instructional videos for each of Gulfstream’s aircraft, as well as latest news from the company, are available through the app.
The Gulfstream PlaneBook App is now available from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore. Current users will notice an update notification in the “App Store” app on their iPad devices, and are encouraged to download the new version immediately. Customers can send questions or comments at any time to email@example.com.