Want to display ACARS transmissions, without using a bulky computer? ACARS lets you view ACARS aircraft transmissions on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

A radio/scanner capable of tuning the 118-136 MHz aircraft band is required. Just set it next to the radio's speaker, tune in an ACARS frequency, and watch the decodes. Or, for even better reception, use a pair of earbuds, plugged into the radio’s headphone jack, rather than the internal speaker.

You can save decoded ACARS packets to a file to view later, or transfer to your computer via iTunes.

Aircraft model information for many planes in a built in database is displayed along with the decoded packets. You can also add your own plane information to the database.

Packet fields are color coded on iOS 6 and later.

Buy your copy right now, and start decoding and displaying ACARS transmissions in minutes.

What's New

Version 1.4

Updates for iOS 9.2.

Ratings and Reviews

Acars review


Acars is just a very basic acars decoder. The GUI is just a blank screen with a level bar at the top. It decodes aircraft name, date and time. The program is well over priced considering it's simplicity. For that sort of money you would expect some maps and basic position information. I hope the author will update this software with position information plotted on a map and maybe decode some of the other bits of info transmitted.
Ohh well at least it decodes well even when using the iPhone mic!


Black Cat Systems
1.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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