April 10, 2013

Jeppesen to Deliver Charts and NavData with Lancair Evolution Aircraft Kit Purchase

Data bundle service simplifies the flying experience for high performance Lancair aircraft

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Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has teamed with high performance kit aircraft manufacturer Lancair International, Inc. to provide industry-leading charts and NavData service as part of the purchase process of Lancair Evolution single engine aircraft for the general aviation market.

Jeppesen charts and NavData will be offered with the purchase of Lancair Evolution aircraft as part of a PilotPak data bundle that also includes supplemental databases, including obstacle, terrain, SafeTaxi and airport diagrams. The complete PilotPak data bundle service will be downloaded and installed by Lancair at the time of aircraft assembly completion to simplify the data access process for Evolution aircraft owner-pilots. Additionally, as part of the data bundle service, access to Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck on iPad is included at no additional charge.

“Owners of Lancair Evolution aircraft will now automatically receive the top flight information available in the industry with Jeppesen data onboard,” said Doug Meyer, director of Marketing and Sales at Lancair. “When Evolution owners complete assembly of their aircraft, we will manage their flight data installation, to provide a turn-key delivery process that enhances the overall customer experience.”

Jeppesen NavData is developed from a comprehensive aviation database, which is composed of more than one million records. To ensure accuracy, Jeppesen flight information analysts edit and verify approximately 150,000 database transactions generated from worldwide aviation data source documents during every 28-day revision cycle.

“Pilots worldwide rely on Jeppesen data and we are proud to provide Lancair Evolution aircraft owners with our navigation information as part of the new bundled service,” said Scott Reagan, director, Jeppesen OEM Client Management. “The light sport and experimental aircraft market represents the spirit of aviation innovation and owners of high performance Lancair Evolution kit aircraft will now fly with the top flight data available in the industry and can take to the skies sooner.”

Jeppesen solutions for light sport and experimental aircraft avionics systems for both certified and non-certified aircraft are available and data updates are completed easily and conveniently using Jeppesen’s data management software. The Lancair history of high performance, cutting edge construction techniques, and the adoption of the latest in avionics technology were essential components for development of the Evolution aircraft.

Lancair’s core competency lies in carbon composite construction and aerodynamic efficiency, which is coupled with the power and reliability of turbine and piston engine options, providing a top choice for home-built aircraft. Lancair has sold more than 2,100 aircraft kits across 34 countries and five continents.

For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com. For more information on the multiple high performance aircraft kits and parts offered by the Redmond, Ore.-based Lancair, please see www.lancair.com

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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Brian Rantala