November 6, 2013

Jeppesen Completes Successful Rapid Decompression Tests on New iPad Air

Rapid decompression test proves device integrity in the event of cabin pressure loss

Englewood, Colo. | 06 Nov 2013 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, has completed successful rapid decompression tests of a new iPad Air, proving device integrity in the unlikely event of sudden cabin pressure loss. The successful tests were completed to an altitude of 51,000 feet and are part of the program used by operators to obtain FAA authorization for in-flight use of Jeppesen’s industry-leading mobile app solutions on iPad.

Jeppesen completed similar tests of a representative iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation) and iPad mini when each tablet was introduced to the market by Apple. No anomalies were detected during testing of any of the iPad models. The new iPad Air is designed to run existing iPad apps, including those from Jeppesen, “as is.”

The Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app for consumer use is available for download at no additional charge for Jeppesen digital data subscribers through the App Store on iPad or at To use the app, customers need a digital JeppView or Express JeppView subscription. For details on enterprise use, please contact Jeppesen.

To view a video that discusses electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware qualification and shows a previous rapid decompression test process with the iPad (3rd generation), please visit

For more information on Jeppesen’s leading mobile aviation solutions, please visit

About Jeppesen
For more than 75 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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