EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Mark Van Tine, Chief Executive Officer of Jeppesen and Vice President of digital aviation for The Boeing Company, has joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest member of the EAA Board of Directors.
Garmin and Jeppesen have introduced the RNP AR NavData Service, a new tool for pilots utilizing Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures. The new service automates time-consuming data validation processes that are required for RNP AR flights, according to company officials.
Jeppesen has become a sponsor of the iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition – a seminar/contest series designed to advance the use of iPads and other tablet devices in-flight by pilots. This seminar series builds on the iPad Takes Flight! seminar series given by MyGoFlight to thousands of pilots over the past three years.
At this year’s AirVenture, Jeppesen introduced a new structure for Mobile FliteDeck data subscriptions, to simplify the flying experience for general aviation pilots.
Pilots using Mobile FliteDeck on iPad now have 10 global coverage options for IFR navigation data services offered at a lower price point, including full U.S. coverage available for a $299 annual subscription.
Jeppesen and Avidyne have introduced new Jeppesen Services Suite for IFD540 bundled data packages, featuring Jeppesen’s navigation information and charting data. The new data service is designed to support Avidyne avionics systems within a single aircraft, centered on IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM avionics.
OSHKOSH — At this week’s AirVenture, Jeppesen introduced new features and functionality for Mobile FliteDeck version 2.6, designed to enhance situational awareness and simplify access to flight information.
The iPad-based cockpit solution now features a refreshed iOS 7-based design and provides general and small business aviation pilots with the ability to share flight information between devices.
Pilots Chris Beger and Kevin Kochersberger have been named the recipients of the 2014 Jeppesen Give-Away through Think Global Flight.
The two are eligible to choose from one of two Jeppesen training packages valued at approximately $500-$900.
Jeppesen’s generous support helped fuel the excitement created as the Think Global Flight Crew travels the globe promoting education and inspiring students, according to Capt. Judy Rice.
The project has succeeded in generating more than $900,000 toward the $1 million needed to accomplish the mission, she added.
More than 20,000 students and teachers are participating across the globe, in 25 countries and 31 U.S. states.
Beger shared, “Science, Technology, Engineering, Math — the big four. The world is truly becoming a smaller place and to improve our lives and environment we must become more educated and embrace new ideas and technologies with the same fearless ambitions as our ancestors. It’s really simple. Education promotes openness and freedom. The world needs this.”
Kochersberger added, “Having been selected as the pilot for the Centennial of Flight celebration on Dec 17, 2003, and having logged time in Wright gliders and powered machines, I am aware of the impact that big aviation events like Think Global Flight can have on motivating youth to achieve high goals. Today, as a professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, I see the benefit of starting that spark of technical interest at a young age, and I applaud Think Global Flight and Jeppesen for reaching around the world to unleash that potential today.”
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen have entered into a new partnership that includes support and participation in AOPA Foundation Air Safety Institute seminars, the 2014 regional AOPA Fly-Ins and the association’s 75th Anniversary “Homecoming” Fly-In at its Frederick Md., headquarters.
Eclipse Aerospace has partnered with Jeppesen to offer a web-based delivery system for E-Chart and navigation subscription data updates.