Jeppesen, the aviation navigation data provider, unveiled more than half a dozen new navigation solutions and program enhancements at AirVenture Thursday, products ranging from digital apps to paper charts and spanning both the certificated and experimental aircraft markets.
In the digital solution category, Jeppesen’s new Mobile FliteDeck digital charting app provides data-driven, interactive en route navigation and worldwide geo-referenced terminal charts to iPads.
Usable on the ground and in the air, Jeppesen calls this aviation’s first dynamically rendered mobile solution, optimized for total paper chart replacement.
A JeppView or Express JeppView subscription is required to use the app, which is available for download at no additional charge to subscribers through the App Store on iPad or at www.iTunes.com/appstore.
Jeppesen also announced its Express JeppView digital charting services is now available through multiple platforms, including avionics systems from Garmin and Avidyne and portable devices from Garmin and SOLIDFX.
This product is also usable on the iPad via the Jeppesen Mobile TC App or the new Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app.
Aimed at the general aviation and small business market, Express JeppView services provide smaller chart coverage regions at a reduced cost, with digital chart subscription services starting at $76 annually.
Jepps for LSA and experimentals
The company has also teamed with GRT and MGL Avionics to expand data solutions for light-sport aircraft (LSA) and experimental aircraft.
Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services will now be available through GRT’s electronic flight instrument system (EFIS). Jeppesen data services are already available for the Horizon HX and Sport SX systems.
Coverage areas include the Contiguous U.S., East-Central U.S., West-Central U.S., North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Eurasia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and Worldwide.
Jeppesen NavData is developed from a comprehensive aviation database, composed of more than one million records.
Jeppesen also announced it is enhancing the NavData available through MGL Avionics’ glass cockpit systems, aimed at serving as part of a total Jeppesen light-sport and experimental aircraft solution suite.
For both the GRT and MGL systems, data updates are conveniently accomplished using Jeppesen Services Update Manager software.
For students and CFIs
For the general aviation flight-training market, the company unveiled a “transformational” video flight recording and debriefing solution created in partnership with Flyvie Inc., a provider of video capturing and debriefing systems for the aviation industry.
Built on the Jeppesen Skymanager platform, the Flyvie recorder integration allows instructor and student to review and debrief on each phase of flight while viewing the student actions, listening to communication, and observing the flight attitude and ground path.
Paper or digital?
Jeppesen also announced an agreement with Garmin to provide a bundled navigation data and chart service for Garmin’s new GTN avionics systems, including the G600, G500 and/or G500H.
The data-bundle options provide a single aircraft pricing structure, and each bundle’s option choices include Garmin’s SafeTaxi, Obstacles, Terrain, and available soon, AOPA Airport Directory services.
Despite its continued aggressive moves in the digital marketplace, Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, continues to enhance its paper navigation products. The company also announced at AirVenture it will
provide Class B airspace diagrams on the back side of 15 selected VFR+GPS en route paper charts. This will enable pilots to transition between en route and terminal charts by simply turning to the reverse side of the chart.