Jeppesen completes rapid decompression tests on new iPad Air

Jeppesen has completed rapid decompression tests of a new iPad Air, proving device integrity in the unlikely event of sudden pressure loss.

The successful tests were completed to an altitude of 51,000 feet and are part of the program used to obtain FAA authorization for in-flight use of Jeppesen’s mobile app solutions on iPad.

Jeppesen completed similar tests of a representative iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation) and iPad mini when each tablet was introduced to the market by Apple. No anomalies were detected during testing of any of the iPad models. The new iPad Air is designed to run existing iPad apps, including those from Jeppesen, “as is.”

The Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck app for consumer use is available for download at no additional charge for Jeppesen digital data subscribers through the App Store on iPad or at To use the app, customers need a digital JeppView or Express JeppView subscription.

To view a video that discusses electronic flight bag (EFB) hardware qualification and shows a previous rapid decompression test process with the iPad (3rd generation), click here.

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