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Sirius XM and WSI Bring In-Flight Weather to the iPad

By Juliet Van Wagenen | December 11, 2014
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iPad screenshot of WSI Pilotbrief Optima app
iPad screenshot of WSI Pilotbrief Optima app. Photo: WSI

[Avionics Today 12-11-2014] SiriusXM and WSI Corporation have introduced the SiriusXM SXAR1 Portable Aviation Receiver and updated WSI aviation app, which combine with WSI’s Pilotbrief Optima to give business and General Aviation (GA) pilots access to Sirius XM Aviation via the iPad and iPad mini. SXAR1 is the first portable aviation receiver that provides pilots with the pre-flight briefing and in-flight weather information through the iPad. 

The apps provide situational awareness of weather and related conditions across the United States and more than one hundred miles into U.S. coastal waters, among other weather-related features. Both apps are available as a free download.

"Pilot demand for reliable situational awareness dramatically increased when satellite-delivered weather was first introduced into the cockpit," said Mark D. Miller, senior vice president and general manager of Aviation at WSI.

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