EBACE Convention News

Eclipse and Jeppesen Streamline E-chart Updates

 - May 19, 2014, 2:15 PM

Eclipse Aerospace has partnered with Boeing Digital Aviation subsidiary Jeppesen (Booth 3234) on a new web-based E-chart and navigation data delivery system for subscribers. The digital download will end the physical shipping of disk media to customers and ease update tasks for users that will no longer have to manually enter data into their avionics systems.

“This secure web-based delivery system automates the data-update process and eliminates potential errors that can occur from entering data manually,” said Scott Reagan, director of Jeppesen OEM client management.” Teaming with Eclipse to enhance data delivery for Eclipse E-chart customers will increase overall efficiency for operators.” According to the companies, such efficiencies will allow pilots to focus their attention on other flight preparation tasks.

“Eclipse is committed to delivering a robust system to our customers that is both incredibly advanced and remarkably simple to use,” noted Ken Ross, the airframer’s president of global sales and service. “Our partnership with Jeppesen is another example of how Eclipse strives to increase efficiencies in the Eclipse jet everywhere we see the opportunity.”

Current Eclipse E-chart subscribers can download their updated data by logging in on Jeppesen’s website. Eclipse began deliveries of the new-build 550 in in March, and the New Mexico-based manufacturer has brought one of the twinjets here to EBACE for attendees to examine in the static display.