July 13, 2011

Jeppesen Digital Enroute Charting Solution Now Able to Replace Paper Charts, Features True Data Driven Navigation Information

New commercial aviation EFB paper replacement enroute solution features an automated, interactive presentation of flight information

Englewood, Colo. | 13 Jul 2011 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, now offers the only electronic flight bag (EFB) digital enroute charting application that replaces paper charts in the cockpit for the commercial aviation industry. The transformative digital enroute charting application from Jeppesen features the only data-driven navigation information presentation available in the industry and was recently determined by the FAA to be suitable as an in-flight paper chart replacement. The digital enroute application from Jeppesen is designed to enhance air safety and reduce pilot workload to streamline operational efficiency.

While typical digital enroute solutions only present a “stitched together” graphical display of scanned charts, the digital enroute application from Jeppesen features an automated, interactive presentation of enroute chart information. This display includes a true visual representation of enroute data during flight with worldwide, real-time graphical and textual weather overlay services. The dynamically rendered, digital enroute application is an element of Jeppesen’s industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag solution and includes a complete library of terminal charts for origin and destination airports.

“As the only true data-driven, paper replacement enroute charting application available for the commercial aviation industry, we have greatly enhanced EFB data services offered through our innovative Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro solution and have eliminated the need for cumbersome paper enroute charts in the flight deck,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. “FliteDeck Pro is an EFB solution built by pilots, and replacing enroute paper charts in the flight deck is an innovation that has been long-awaited by pilots to dramatically improve situational awareness and meets a critical need of our commercial aviation customers.”

The Jeppesen enroute solution additionally provides operators with real-time route planning capabilities and GPS-based positional awareness in flight. Enhanced full-color, high-quality, vector-based data with chart search and zoom features allow greater detail to be rendered with a click directly on the EFB display. The ability to enter operational notes and share information between crew members are additional features of the new digital enroute charting application. Pilots are also able to choose what flight data is displayed, including airports, airways, waypoints, navaids, airspace and terrain information, allowing for an individualized, dynamically rendered on-screen presentation. The ability to display high or low altitude IFR charts also is now available with the Jeppesen enroute EFB solution.

Demand for an integrated data-driven, paper-replacement EFB enroute charting application with global, real-time weather service was identified during the FliteDeck Pro research and design process, featuring coordination with professional pilots and aviation industry leaders.

Targeted for commercial aircraft operators, the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro EFB enroute application supports XM satellite and Internet connections available through the open design and simple data integration framework of FliteDeck Pro. The digital enroute solution now offers more value for airline investment committed to in-flight cabin connectivity related to EFB capabilities. A mobile version of the Jeppesen enroute solution is planned for introduction in the near future.

Global weather data offered by the enroute solution for FliteDeck Pro includes display of turbulence, lighting strike, winds aloft and icing data, in addition to NEXRAD high resolution next generation Doppler weather reports. North American customers are also able to receive XM WX/WxWorx Satellite Weather data through the new enroute solution that includes METAR/TAF current condition reports and terminal aerodrome forecasts, graphical temporary flight restrictions (TFR) and NEXRAD radar reports.

For more information on the industry-leading digital navigation solutions provided by the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro EFB application, please visit www.jeppesen.com/efb-FliteDeckPro.

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 transformational information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com.

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