iFlite 3 Updates Ready for Cessna Single-Engine Aircraft

June 16, 2011

Wichita, Kansas – June 16, 2011 – An updated version of Cessna's unique flight information and planning application for the Apple iPad is available for all single-engine aircraft manufactured by Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

Cessna iFlite 3 is an iPad app that allows pilots to instantly access up-to-the-minute weather images, plan routes and have access to a dual screen moving maps. iFlite 3 also includes the ability to view Cessna Pilot Operating Handbooks, calculate aircraft weight and balance and even calculate take-off and landing performance numbers.

"The iFlite application for the iPad, which we first introduced less than a year ago, has proven popular with Cessna single-engine pilots," said Brad Thress, Cessna's senior vice president of Customer Service. "This latest upgrade improves the flight planning tools available for our pilots."

Improvements over the first version of iFlite include:

  • Pinch-to-zoom, moving map sectionals
  • Sectionals and IFR low/high enroute terrain charts
  • Inflight weather (ADS-B) with no monthly subscription
  • Route rubber banding
  • TFRs on the moving map


Other basic features of Cessna's iFlite include performance calculations; weight and balance; A/FD and AOPA information; route planning; weather text: METARs, TAFs, winds aloft, temperatures aloft; weather images: DUATS animated RADAR, satellite, etc.; DUATS filing flight plan and weather briefing; NACO approach charts; FARs; airport status — displays airport delays at major airports; and GPS moving map with VFR sectional and IFR enroute charts. For an additional charge, a Pilot Operating Handbook can also be purchased and included within the iFlite system.

Cost of Cessna iFlite is initially $9.99 with a $139.99 annual subscription and an additional $39 to add an aircraft POH. For a full list of product features and to download the app, visit the iTunes App Store.

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High resolution images:

Map screenshot

Handbook screenshot

About Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered more than 192,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,100 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2010, Cessna delivered 535 aircraft, including 179 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $2.6 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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