JeppView iPad App Adds En Route Charts, Ship Position
Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck went live on Apple’s App Store this week and had been downloaded more than 3,000 times before Jeppesen formally announced the iPad app’s release today. Mobile FD builds on Jeppesen’s Mobile TC, which displayed worldwide terminal charts on the iPad, with new functionality including en route charts and geo-referenced (own-ship) position display on GPS-equipped iPads. Mobile FliteDeck can now replace all Jeppesen paper charts in an Airway Manual subscription, and the own-ship position feature works anywhere in the world. The entire worldwide subscription fills just 1.5 gigabytes, but Jeppesen is also offering regional Express subscriptions that start at $76. The new app is a free download, and any Jeppesen electronic chart subscriber can use an available product key to download charts on the iPad. The own-ship feature can be switched off to satisfy regulators who are unhappy with geo-referencing on iPads. All the data in Jeppesen’s Airway Manual is available in FliteDeck, and information for a particular area is available from a pop-up menu. Touching an airport, airspace, airway or other element shown on charts pops up information about that feature, including restrictions and frequencies. When the element is airspace, the selected airspace turns purple to highlight the area being viewed. The app also offers decluttering and filters to make it easier to view complex areas.