April 21, 2010

Jeppesen Receives Certification to Design Instrument Flight Procedures in Australia

Jeppesen granted certification by CASA of Australia to design, validate and maintain instrument flight procedures.

ENGLEWOOD | 21 Apr 2010 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen has been granted certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia to design, validate and maintain instrument flight procedures. The certification, granted under CASR Part 173, authorizes Jeppesen to create Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures such as Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required (SAAAR) as well as conventional VOR, ILS and RNAV procedures.

In order to qualify for the certification, Jeppesen documented its capabilities and expertise for CASA. This included submitting multiple examples of each procedure type for which certification was sought and a review of training records and credentials documenting that Jeppesen’s procedure design staff meets CASA requirements for chief designers and acting chief designers.

“Certification from CASA allows Jeppesen to bring its expertise and comprehensive procedure design solutions to the Australian aviation market,” said Sandy Stedman, vice-president, Government and Industry Affairs for Jeppesen. “CASA’s support and guidance were invaluable as we sought certification.”

Jeppesen is the only third-party provider certified to deliver both PBN and conventional procedures in Australia. With this certification, Jeppesen will design public procedures that improve access across the spectrum. Access to underserved airports in Australia will be improved and, at the same time, availability of public use procedures will improve airspace system efficiencies at major airports throughout Australia.
Jeppesen holds similar procedure design certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration, and has experience designing PBN and conventional procedures in other regions, including China, Taiwan,
New Zealand and Panama. Jeppesen procedure design services are ISO 9001 certified.

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 essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at jeppesen.com.

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Jeppesen Corporate Communications
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