Flight operations software and services developer Navtech formed a partnership with GlobalNavSource to provide Navtech iCharts and iCharts Enroute via GlobalNavSource’s iPad electronic flight bag platform. The move, Navtech said, supports paperless operations and gives pilots broader access to charts, plates, weather and other data.
Pilots who have problems obtaining Jeppesen charts or believe Jeppesen holds a monopoly on the distribution of IFR approach and en route charts might be interested to know that there are alternatives. Jeppesen isn’t the only game in town, although the company has made an art of crafting its own approach charts and not simply repurposing government charts.
Universal Weather & Aviation has released a new version of the online UVflightplanner.com service with improved functionality. Users can now accomplish multiple tasks from one window without having to exit to another application.
European Aeronautical Group has launched a redesigned format for its Navtech Aerocharts. Among the changes introduced are new formats for page numbering and airport name, new style text, boxes showing communications data, new symbology, presentation of takeoff minimums for the aerodrome charts and the depiction of landing minimums. However, the new Aerocharts have drawn staunch criticism from professional pilots on online message boards.
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