Over a decade after the iPad’s introduction, aviation continues to be a poster child for the power and flexibility of the world’s best-selling tablet. From student pilots in Cessna 172s to airline captains in Boeing 787s, the electronic flight bag has moved from a curiosity to an essential aviation tool. The revolution continued in 2021: the year saw major updates from Apple in both hardware and software, plus plenty of news from app developers and accessory manufacturers. Here are some of the biggest stories we followed.
News from Apple and FAA
Flight simulators are red hot
New apps hit the market
App updates from major app developers
CloudAhoy—multitasking and flight path vector