Hilton Software, developer of the WingX electronic flight bag (EFB) app, won a $4 million contract with the FAA to support the agency’s Flight Program Operations. “This is a new contract, which now makes us a prime contractor for two government agencies,” said company founder and CEO Hilton Goldstein.
Previously, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) signed a five-year contract with Hilton Software to develop the Aero App for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Aero App is a moving-map EFB with worldwide charts and maps, georeferenced approach procedures, FLIP charts, and documents and is based on Hilton’s WingX EFB but designed for government users. Uniquely, Aero App runs on three computing platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows, providing greater flexibility for a variety of users.
“This enables our DoD pilots, government foreign partners, and many others to fly paperless,” he said, “and obviously with the benefits of georeferencing, fast cloud-based downloads, and excellent moving map with many useful overlays for military pilots such as aerial refueling routes.”
Hilton added, “The purpose of this contract is to ensure that FAA’s Flight Program Operations has the tools they need to safely and accurately analyze and assess new and current instrument approach procedures on the ground and in-flight with regards to terrain, vertical obstructions, missed approach procedures, and other aspects and factors influencing the safety of flight.”