Eighty percent of pilots polled said they would make the switch to electronic charts if the cost was reasonable, the FAA said it was OK to do so and the hardware needed to run the e-charts was reliable and easy to use. Jeppesen published the poll results at a new Web site it launched last month called FlyElectronic.net. The site provides answers to questions about the transition to e-charts, from costs to what the regs say.
Jeppesen says it’s ready to offer avionics makers an enhanced terrain and synthetic-vision database package that it claims offers a much more accurate model of the world than has been available until now.
Jeppesen and Arinc yesterday announced an alliance that will integrate “best of class” EFB components from each company’s portfolios to produce what officials are billing as “the industry’s most advanced electronic flight bag system.” Arinc’s eFlightDeck technology combined with Jeppesen’s EFB software, applications and data will give buyers a complete package from a single source.
Jeppesen will provide Kalitta Air with its Class-2 electronic flight bag (EFB) software for the U.S.-based freight carrier’s fleet of 14 Boeing 747s, the company announced here on Monday. Jeppesen’s selected products include electronic charts and a document browser. EFB hardware specialist NavAero will supply the displays and interface. Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, can be found here in Hall 4 on Stand C5.
Believe it or not, there’s a pilot shortage out there, not in the U.S. or Europe, but in Asia, where a flourishing airline business needs first officers, and lots of them.
DAC International has entered the EFB fray with the “Gen-X” electronic flight bag, a product that the company touts as unique because it is constructed to professional-grade avionics standards yet carries an uninstalled list price of less than $10,000.
Jeppesen and Rockwell Collins have teamed up to offer a customer-focused, flexible electronic flight bag (EFB) to airline and military operators. The agreement between the two companies allows them to provide compatible EFB solutions that may include all or part of Jeppesen’s software and data offerings with all or part of Rockwell Collins hardware, software, service and support offerings.
An alliance between Jeppesen and CMC electronics will integrate Jepp’s software, data and applications into CMC’s second-generation PilotView class 2 electronic flight bag (EFB).
Meanwhile, a separate satellite communications antenna deal with Japan Airlines highlights the Canadian company’s continuing advances in the field of air transport avionics.
Exalit of Zurich, Switzerland, offers an electronic flight bag (EFB) starting at $10,000. The system includes a base unit of 4.75 pounds and two display units of the customer’s choice. The D800 has a high luminescent 10.4-inch XGA screen (3.6 pounds) that displays Jeppesen charts at full size, while the smaller D350 has a space-saving 8.4-inch XGA screen and weighs 2.1 pounds. The system is also on display at the Jeppesen exhibit (Booth No.
Jeppesen has announced the addition of three more airlines to the growing list of carriers that are moving away from paper in favor of electronic navigation charts.