Calgary’s KRIDC creates new iPad mounted solution
May 21, 2013, Calgary - Pilots have adopted tablets like iPads to augment their tools within the cockpit as another way to access information like charts and manuals. Thanks to Calgary based KR Industrial Design & Consulting Inc. (KRIDC), a local industrial design company, the iPad is now an ergonomically mounted fixture at thier fingertips.
KRDIC has developed the AERO navigation mount for iPads, and is now certified by Transport Canada and the FAA available for sale for the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) and Challenger aircraft types. Soon for the DHC-8, Q400.
Pricing for the AERO mount for iPads starts at approximately $1500 per installation and addresses a need by industry to provide a safe and convenient location for these devices. Recently, a local Aviation company took possession of the mounts for four of their Bombardier CRJ aircraft with additional orders from other customers underway.
“Using tools like iPads within the cockpit reduces the amount of paper associated with approach plates, manuals onboard and this leads to significant fuel savings, especially when calculated over the number of flights and the size of a fleet,” says Keith Rach, president of KRDIC and designer of the AERO navigation mount.