Jeppesen is offering consolidated and customized flight-planning assistance through its FlightSupport Services, along with new route-planning functionality for its Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app for iPad. With the enhancement to Jeppesen FliteSupport Services, company experts act as an extension of the customer’s flight department, providing customized delivery of international flight-planning and operations assistance.
Flight planning and support group Jeppesen (Booth H607) is introducing enhancements for two of its products. Consolidated and customized flight-planning assistance is now available through its FlightSupport Services, along with new route-planning functionality for its Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app for iPad.
Jeppesen plans to conduct an industry-wide survey in April to collect airline pilot and cabin crew fatigue data. The study will be conducted in collaboration with sleep and performance scientists, using the Jeppesen CrewAlert iPhone app to collect data directly from crewmembers. The study will advance understanding on how crew fatigue issues develop in an operational setting, Jeppesen said.
Lockheed Martin agreed at the show this week to forge a teaming agreement with PT CMI Teknologi to pursue the NASRI (National Airspace Surveillance–Republic of Indonesia) program. This NASRI project seeks to greatly enhance the Indonesian military’s ability to maintain air sovereignty over the country’s widely spread territory, which includes 17,000-plus islands.
Analyst Brian Foley predicts new and used helicopter sales will continue their upward trend. But he also said the purchase justification process will require more detailed research as various market segments exercise increasing cost scrutiny.
The next decade will usher in a new era of tightened purchase scrutiny for helicopters, according to business and general aviation analyst Brian Foley. He still predicts growing sales of helicopters over the period, “But most–if not all–will require an indisputable, virtually airtight business-case justification.
The Middle East business aircraft fleet has shrunk by 6 percent, according to market analyst Brian Foley. “The Middle Eastern business jet population has declined from 550 to 516 aircraft in the last 12 months,” reported Foley in December. “It represents a fleet contraction…mostly in large and midsize business jets with an aggregate value approaching three-quarters of a billion dollars that were either sold, grounded or repossessed.”
Less than a month after an active Dubai Air Show closed, market analyst Brian Foley called attention to a 6-percent shrinkage in the Middle East business jet fleet. “The Middle Eastern business jet population has declined from 550 to 516 aircraft in the last 12 months,” said Foley.
The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and Gates & Partners, the London-based international law firm, will hold a free one-day seminar at the Dubai Air Show on Wednesday, November 16.