Jeppesen has received a key acceptance letter from the FAA that allows Jeppesen electronic charts to be integrated quickly and efficiently with onboard aviation navigation systems.
The AC20-148 Reusable Software Component (RSC) acceptance letter is only the second such letter issued by the FAA, and is the first RSC for a platform-independent navigation component, according to Jeppesen officials.
Jeppesen’s RSC acceptance allows navigation system developers to incorporate Jeppesen electronic charts quickly and efficiently. An RSC “pre-certifies” a software component, eliminating the need to re-certify the internal elements of the component each time it is implemented onto a system. This reduces the overall certification requirement for systems hosting Jeppesen charts.
The Jeppesen Integration Toolkit is a complete, embedded Software Developers Kit (SDK), which reduces integration effort. When this acceptance letter is coupled with Jeppesen’s Avionics Integration Professional Services, OEM integration time is reduced to just months.
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