Duncan Aviation recently received Service Mark approval by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its iCabin integrated iPad app for wireless control of cabin systems in a Dassault Falcon 900, utilizing the app, an Aircell CTR Wi-Fi source and an interface unit to communicate instructions to the Honeywell MH CMS.

This fully customized iPad cabin control interface does not impact any existing functionality or tie up system resources. The app connects an iPad to an aircraft's CMS, providing passengers with a remote control for sound, video and cabin lighting. It is available for aircraft equipped with approved Wi-Fi sources. A wireless cabin control application for Android devices also is being tested.

Meanwhile, Duncan, no stranger to the mysteries of cabin electronics, addresses common issues and answers questions about Wi-Fi installations for business aircraft in “Making Sense of Wi-Fi: An Operator's Guide to Aircraft Internet Options.” The guide explores the various topics operators face when selecting Wi-Fi for business aircraft, and includes a comparison of the major service providers and main equipment options for business aircraft, as well as coverage maps and a system comparison chart. To download a copy, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/fieldguides.