July 30, 2014

Jeppesen and Avidyne team to bundle single aircraft navigation data and charts

New Jeppesen Services Suite supplies flight data for Avidyne IFD 540 and EX series avionics


Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, and Avidyne Corporation today introduced new Jeppesen Services Suite for IFD540 bundled data packages, featuring Jeppesen’s industry-leading navigation information and charting data. The new data service is designed to support Avidyne avionics systems within a single aircraft, centered on IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM avionics.

The new bundle services allow general aviation pilots to manage a single subscription to update multiple Avidyne avionics systems within their aircraft. Avidyne systems included in the bundle include the IFD540 and EX series (EX500, 600 & 5000). When available, the IFD440 will also be included in the service plan. The bundled, single aircraft pricing structure data package provides customers with a pricing discount, when compared to purchasing data subscriptions individually. Jeppesen Services Suite for IFD540 customers will receive up to a 76 percent savings compared to purchasing all available individual subscriptions for their Avidyne equipped aircraft.

“This new Jeppesen Services Suite for IFD540 data bundle is designed to streamline access to critical flight data for pilots who use Avidyne avionics with Jeppesen navigation data,” said Patrick Herguth, chief operating officer, Avidyne Corporation. “We are pleased to team with Jeppesen to offer this new data service for our customers that will reduce costs and increase efficiency across the general aviation community.”

Jeppesen’s industry-leading navigation data is included in the bundled service, including Jeppesen NavData, obstacle data, terrain data and charts. Three bundled service options are available – Jeppesen Services Suite for IFD540, Jeppesen Services Suite Plus IFR for IFD540 and Jeppesen Services Suite Plus VFR for IFD540, depending on customer requirements.

“Our continued spirit of teamwork with Avidyne made this collaboration possible and our new bundled data service provides general aviation pilots with a new choice for integrated cockpit data, available at a discounted subscription rate,” said Scott Reagan, director, Jeppesen OEM Client Management. “The ‘one-stop-shop’ experience related to database updates and technical support will enhance the flying experience for Jeppesen and Avidyne customers using IFD540 and EX series avionics.”

For more information on the industry-leading NavData and charting options provided by Jeppesen for Avidyne avionics systems, including IFD540 and EX series bundled Jeppesen Services Suite data, please visit www.Jeppesen.com/Avidyne/Bundle. For more information about Avidyne precision navigation flight management systems, please visit www.avidyne.com

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.

About Avidyne Corporation (www.avidyne.com)
Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ system design make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company’s expanding line of products include the industry-leading Entegra integrated flight deck systems for new and existing aircraft, datalink-capable EX5000 and EX500 multi-function displays and the dual-antenna TAS600 series of active traffic advisory systems, the MLB700 broadcast datalink receiver, the MLX770 world-wide datalink transceiver, and the TWX670 Tactical Weather Detection system. Headquartered in Lincoln, MA, the company has facilities in Columbus, OH, Melbourne, FL, and Boulder, CO.

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