iBal Rotary is a dedicated Helicopter weight and balance app for iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Designed from the ground up for professional and private helicopter pilots, it
provides for quick and easy entry of loads and checks against type-specific
weight, lateral and longitudinal CG limits, load station limits etc. Graphical
displays, mission and manifest sent by email and much more.
Online information, help and discussion at
Quick Reference Sheet
Many types supported:
See http://www.airspayce.com/airspayce/ibal/ibal-types-supported for detailed list of
supported types and configurations.
Robinson R22 Beta, BetaII, Alpha, HP, R44, R44 II, R66
Agusta A109AII, A109E, A119 and AW119 MK II
Agusta Bell AB212 IFR Pax
Agusta-Westland AW109SP, AW139
Bell 205A-1 and 205A-1 with STC SH5977NM, 204B, 206B3 Jet Ranger, 206L Long Ranger
(L, L1, L3, and L4 models), 210, 222U, 230, 212, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430
Schweizer/Hughes 269C/300C, 333, 333M
Eurocopter AS350 B, BA, BA+, B1, B2, B3, D Squirrel, AS332, AS355 N, NP, F1 and F2 twin Squirrel
AS365 N1, N2, N3 Dauphin, BK117 A-3, A-4, B, C-1, C+, EC120B Colibri, EC130 B4, EC135 P2+, EC130/H130 EC155 B,B1, EC225 LP
Enstrom 280FX, 480B
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
MD500D (369D), MD530F-Plus (369FF), MD600N, MD902
MBB105 LS A3
Sikorsky S-76A,A+,A++, S-76B, C, S-76C++, S-92A, UH-61A,L Blackhawk
Add any number of your own aircraft, including preconfigured loads and photos
of your own aircraft.
Send completed CG Solutions (including manifest) and CG graphs to any email
address (internet connection required)
Configurable Name, BEW, longitudinal and lateral arms and photo for your own
aircraft (from camera or photo roll where supported).
Easy entry and adjustment of passengers, fuel, cargo and suspended loads.
Displays CG for loaded and empty fuel, critical fuel loads with and without
any suspended load.
Detects and displays weight, longitudinal and lateral CG problems. Displays
available load until limits will be exceeded.
Displays weights, arms and CG solutions in graphical and tabular formats, with
Support for optional Passenger names and Flight Details which appear on the CG
solution spreadsheet and are transmitted when Send tapped. This supports new
FAA rules requiring FAR Part 135 (Air Taxi) Operators to manifest every flight
stage and for it to be transmitted back to base.
Support for Predefined Loads: user definable list of commonly carried loads
and their weights. Useful for EMS staff lists, oil rig personnel lists, common
cargo items etc. List of predefined loads can be accessed from the load edit
page to automatically enter the weight and description. The list can be
customised to include any number of your own personnel names or freight
descriptions plus the weight of each. Predefined loads can be added or removed
from your list at any time, and will not be lost when you update iBal. Loads
can be entered in your choice of suitable unit: kg, lbs, USGals, litres,
stones (also fuel % in applicable types).
Supports iPhone gestures:
Drag passengers and cargo between stations
Flick cargo and passengers off
Zoom and scroll floorplans, graphs and load sheets
Aircraft-specific Custom Load Stations, allowing you to add new or
non-standard loading positions to your own aircraft.
Displays helpful loading data, limits and hints.
Optional Alert sounds and vibration for bad solutions for easy in-flight use.
Configurable fuel SGs
Supports Apple AirPrint, Retina, iOS 5 and later on iPhone, iPad, etc.
Works with Aeronet http://www.aeronet.co.nz/ a world class maintenance, flight
and duty tracking system. Allows operators to automatically update their
Aeronet records with the flight details emailed by iBal. Reduces the time and
cost of records compliance.
- Updated "EC135 T1 8 Seats" and "EC135 T1 5 Seats" for operations up to 2835kg per FMS 9.1-3.
- Bell 412 (all variants) Hoist fitment location is now a selection menu on the Edit Aircraft page.
Defaults to None, providing a reduction in Load page clutter for that Type.
- Added support for "AW139 VIP 8 seats (MAG)" with the MAG VIP 43 P/N 6AB1AD006-001 interior.
- Added support for "BK117 B,C + Airwork (NZ) 11 seat" for "Models B,C with 9 place seating per Airwork (NZ) modification
STC 13/21E/42. Also B-2 model with Aux Fuel Tank System per FMS 10-10".
- Fixed an error in the comment for type "Agusta A109AII 7 seat VIP". The comment incorrectly stated that
center seats faced Fwd when in fact they are configured aft facing, no bar at sides.
- Agusta types "Agusta A109S", "Agusta A109S, LH+RH Supp tanks", "Agusta Westland AW109SP"
and "Agusta Westland AW109SP, LH+RH Supp tanks"
now support Hoist per Supplement 8. On the Edit Aircraft page, can now select whether the aircraft
is fitted with a Cargo Hook, a Hoist or None.
- All Bell 429 variants now support increased internal GW to 7500lbs per FMS 11.
Existing aircraft of type "Bell 429, Increased GW kit" will be automatically migrated to type "Bell 429".
Existing aircraft of type "Bell 429 (Airline), Increased GW kit" will be
automatically migrated to type "Bell 429 (Airline)".
- All Bell 429 variants now support optional operations with Hoist (boom retracted), Hoist (boom extended)
or Hardpoints (both extended). The equipment to be used is selected on the Edit Aircraft page.
Caution: Ensure BEW and arms account for sliding door positions and hinged door removal for the equipment choice selection.
- Added "Total Cargo/Bag Weight" to bottom of Data page.
- Internals: Replaced deprecated didFinishPickingImage with didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent customer support
The configuration of our AW139 corporate helicopter was not available from the list. One e-mail to the developer was all that was needed to have our configuration data added to the App on the following revision. No fuzz efficiency, just the way we like it. Highly recommended!
Great app! Awesome support.
Great app. Awesome support.
I have been using iBal Rotary for a few years now and it a great app and a real time saver. It’s so easy to use and quick and easy to update W&B as loads change. The support from the team is top notch. I would highly recommend this app to anyone flying helos.
Zero fuel? We don't fly to zero fuel.
Would be nice to have an adjustable minimum fuel but the app developer won't add it.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.