July 30, 2014

EU-New Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR Features Simplify Pilot Navigation

European enroute VFR data also now available for Spain and Croatia/Slovenia


Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, recently added new features and expanded European coverage areas for Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR on iPad. Enhanced app capabilities include new VFR enroute data for Spain and Croatia/Slovenia, data-driven auto zooming for real-time accuracy and software improvements to drive flight efficiency.

The new auto zooming capability included with Mobile FliteDeck VFR version 1.5 provides pilots with an automatic, optimal view of the current chart scale, through all phases of flight. This ability eliminates the need for the pilot to manually scale the chart or select between terminal and enroute maps, establishing a unique “hands-off” navigation experience. The data-driven nature of Mobile FliteDeck VFR provides a seamless presentation of information, with track-up navigation capabilities and smooth transitions from take-off to landing.

“We continue to build upon our industry-leading infrastructure, combining software and data capabilities to automate all of our mobile cockpit solutions,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. “Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR provides private pilots with the tools and information needed for an enjoyable flying experience. Building on a number of enhancements introduced this year, we are looking forward to continued expansion of product capabilities in the near future.”

Additional enhancements included in Mobile FliteDeck VFR version 1.5 also include improved airport, navaid and waypoint search capabilities in Europe, download management capabilities and significant performance improvements for iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad mini.

The addition of European Mobile FliteDeck VFR coverage into Spain and Croatia/Slovenia adds to recent VFR coverage expansion into Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg coverage areas. European Jeppesen VFR enroute data is now offered in Ireland, Denmark, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain and Portugal through Mobile FliteDeck VFR. For Jeppesen customers subscribing to the Mobile FliteDeck VFR ‘all available countries’ option, VFR enroute data is provided at no additional charge.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR combines the industry’s top navigation information with a crisp, data-driven chart display. From this integrated foundation, METARs, TAFs, TFRs and NOTAMs are accessible amongst airspace warnings and other essential functionality – all of which promote enjoyable VFR flying backed by superior flight data.

Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is available for a free download and trial phase through the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. For more information on Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR, videos, tutorials and insights into the design and development team, please visit www.jeppesen.com/flitedeck-vfr.

About Jeppesen

For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.

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