iPlayAir USB Audio Gateway


The iPlayAir is a panel-mount audio gateway with integrated fast USB charger. Quickly charge your favorite electronics while listening to no-hassle, high-quality audio through your aircraft's preexisting intercom system.

  1. Plug in your iPad, iPhone, or iPod with a standard lightning cable.
  2. Play audio and hear alerts from your favorite iOS apps such as ForeFlight and Spotify.
  3. Fly without the hassle of extra audio cables, adapters, or Bluetooth connections.


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SKU: 50-0001

What is the iPlayAir audio gateway?
The iPlayAir audio gateway is an avionic system that interfaces your aircraft’s preexisting analog intercom system with high-quality digital audio output from an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod device. Simultaneously listen to crystal clear audio and take advantage of rugged illuminated USB ports to charge up to two devices. The iPlayAir USB Audio Gateway has been tested to the RTCA DO-160G standard to ensure EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) with flight critical systems such as radios and communications equipment.


  1. Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
  2. Standard Apple Lightning USB cable or Apple 30-pin USB cable.
  3. iPlayAir Audio Gateway and USB Charger
  4. Cable assembly
  5. Connections to the aircraft intercom system (auxiliary audio input) and aircraft electrical system (circuit breaker)



  • Output level control: Standard iOS Device Volume Control
  • Output level: Variable from 0 dB to -57 dB and Mute
  • Impedance: 600 ohms
  • Sample rate: 48/44.1 KHz @ 24 bit


  • Input voltage, typical: 9-56 Vdc
  • Input current, max: 3 A
  • Number of USB ports: 2
  • Output Voltage, typical: 5.1 V
  • Output Current, max: 2.4 A per port
  • Charge Negotiation Standards: USB Battery Charging Specification 1.2, Chinese Telecommunication Industry Standard YD/T1591-2009, and non-standard negotiation protocols implemented by Apple and Android mobile device manufacturers


Physical Characteristics

  • Width: 1.3125 in.
  • Height: 1.3125 in.
  • Length: 2.56 in.
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs.
  • Port illumination: Green

Mounting Specifications

  • Panel interface: Standard 1.25 in. diameter cutout
  • Number of mounting screws: 4
  • Mounting screw size: #6-32
  • Panel adapters: Yes, contact us for more information



  • Product tested according to RTCA DO-160G specifications to ensure electromagnetic compatibility with other aircraft systems such as communication systems, intercoms, and radios.

FAA Certification

  • This product is currently pending submission and approval by the FAA for installation in certified aircraft.
  • FAA TSOA, pending: TSO C71


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The iPlayAir USB Audio Gateway is designed to work seamlessly with Apple devices that feature the Lightning cable and connector. Apple devices that feature the legacy 30-pin connector may work seamlessly or with reduced functionality depending o the iOS version.

We’re currently hard at work building our test and manufacturing procedures to be in accordance with FAA guidelines. Pending FAA approval, the iPlayAir will be approved for installation as a minor modification to certified aircraft. If you want us to contact you when the product is approved, please sign up for our mailing list and keep an eye out for the official announcement.

iPlayAir supports Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices at this time. In the future, we might add support for Android devices. If you are interested in Android support, please contact us.

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