AC-U-KWIK World Edition App Gives Pilots 'On-the-Fly' Data for Airports Around the Globe

Dec 07, 2010, 09:02 ET from AC-U-KWIK

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The AC-U-KWIK World Edition iPhone App, available now in the Apple iTunes Store, empowers pilots and aviation professionals around the world with mobile access to the pre-flight planning information they need, the moment they need it.   For years, pilots who fly internationally have relied upon AC-U-KWIK Airport and FBO directories, and now aviation professionals have access to this much-needed data in a format that's mobile and intuitive.  Searching for airports and services has never been easier.

The AC-U-KWIK World Edition app, as well as the just released North American edition, are the only applications available for mobile devices that deliver comprehensive pre-flight planning information while requiring no additional subscription or fees.  The AC-U-KWIK World Edition app is available for $39.99, while the North American Edition is downloadable for $4.99.  Both prices are discounted for a limited time.  Plus, buyers will receive frequent updates for free, getting the latest available information on airports, FBOs and other aviation services as it's compiled.  

"We're especially pleased to offer the AC-U-KWIK World Edition app at the kick-off of the Middle East Business Aviation Show in Dubai," said Frank Craven, group publisher of Penton's Business Aviation Division.  "This new product shows our commitment to pilots who fly internationally.  We're providing them with easy access to the constantly changing information they need every day they're in the air.  The value packed into this easy-to-use app is unrivaled by any other mobile software on the market."

The app is designed with the needs of many aviation professionals in mind, from corporate pilots, to schedulers and dispatchers, to charter brokers.  For nearly three decades, AC-U-KWIK has empowered these audiences with the most correct and up-to-date worldwide airport/FBO/Services/Hotel data available.  In addition to its traditional printed directories, AC-U-KWIK (derived from "accurate and quick") has provided this information via many formats to stay on the cutting edge of new media technologies: CD-ROM, online data subscriptions via, and now mobile applications.

The AC-U-KWIK World Edition app includes:

  • 8,300+ airports in more than 200 major countries, with details on:
    • Runway length
    • Fuel availability
    • Lighting
    • Hours of operation
    • Extensive airport diagrams as available
    • And other important information
  • 12,500+ services including:
    • FBOs
    • Handlers
    • Fuel suppliers
    • Charters
    • Ground transportation
    • Maintenance
    • Catering companies

The AC-U-KWIK World Edition and North American apps are easy to locate in the Apple iTunes Store by searching on the term AC-U-KWIK.  Other formats of AC-U-KWIK data including online subscriptions, printed directories, and CD-ROMs are available at


For over 30 years, AC-U-KWIK, has been the leading resource and information provider in pre-flight planning data for the general aviation industry, with print, web, and electronic media services. For more information on AC-U-KWIK, visit

About Penton Media, Inc.

AC-U-KWIK is a product of Penton Media Inc. As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton serves the information needs of more than six million business professionals every month in industries ranging from Agriculture and Aviation to Electronics, Natural Products, and Information Technology. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit


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