Flight operations technology group Jeppesen recently selected The Weather Company to be the primary provider of weather data for its products and those of its parent company Boeing. Through the agreement reached last month, aircraft operators can give their pilots and flight planners the same weather information, ensuring greater confidence and continuity.
The Weather Company, which is an IBM subsidiary, will replace all previous weather sources for Jeppesen’s flight-deck and flight-planning products. These include: the FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag; the Aviator pilot resource suite app; the JetPlanner and MilPlanner flight planning systems; the OpsData on-demand aircraft performance analysis; and the FlightDeck Advisor flight optimization tool.
“The Weather Company is the clear leader in providing the most accurate, personalized and actionable weather services and insights to the global aviation industry, and there is a strong demand across our customer base to use The Weather Company as our core weather source,” said Jeppesen chief operating officer Ken Sain. “This agreement will eliminate potential variance between disparate weather data sources and establishes a unified weather experience across the airline operation to increase operational efficiency and performance—all of which have a direct impact on the bottom line.”