June 17, 2010

Jeppesen and Tyrolean Airways Continue 30 Year Partnership with New Five Year Tailored Charting Service Agreement

Tyrolean Airways signs new charting services agreement that helps prepare the airline for a digital cockpit information transformation

Englewood, Colo. | 17 Jun 2010 | By Jeppesen

Jeppesen has signed a five-year charting navigation service renewal agreement with Tyrolean Airways, a 100 percent subsidiary of Austrian Airlines, to provide the commercial carrier with tailored paper charting service and digital Web access to industry-leading Jeppesen charts through e-Link online and e-Link for Windows applications.

A Jeppesen customer for 30 years, solutions provided in the agreement help Tyrolean Airways prepare to transition from using paper charts to implementing full digital navigation information solutions. Jeppesen e-Link online services supplement tailored paper airway manual charting through a Web-based charting application for the cockpit, which is presented in a Windows operating environment.

“Jeppesen provides solutions that help make the transition from paper-based information to electronic services easier to implement, as we investigate the further implementation of digital technology across our fleet,” said Capt. Harald Lazar, Tyrolean Airways vice president, Flight Operations. “Using tailored Jeppesen paper chart manuals that are also accessed online allows us to process data more efficiently, while we examine our long-term digital information strategy for the flight deck.”

Through the agreement, Tyrolean Airways also implements Destination Booklet and Text Supplement services from Jeppesen to help organize charting material on board and reduce strain on operations staff through less revision filing activity.

“Continuing our professional relationship with Tyrolean Airways that reaches back to the founding of the airline in 1980 is very important to Jeppesen and we will continue to develop tailored charting solutions for the airline to support their operations,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. “We are pleased to support their movement towards a paperless cockpit, which works to further streamline operations and reduce overhead costs in a challenging business economy.”

Tyrolean Airways is a 100 percent subsidiary of Austrian Airlines and is specialized as the regional carrier in the group. Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier, offering a global route network of around 130 destinations. In Central and Eastern Europe, the route network is particularly dense; with 42 destinations, Austrian Airlines is the market leader throughout the region. Thanks to its favorable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is a part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.

For more information on the industry-leading commercial aviation navigation and charting solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit our commercial aviation navigation information solutions site.

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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.

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