Jeppesen and Satcom Direct announced Monday a teaming relationship that allows each company to sell a bundled solution to their customers that combines flight planning services and cockpit communications.
West Star Aviation recently installed dual Waas-capable Universal UNS-1Ew flight management systems in a Learjet 60. The upgrade also included an L-3 Avionics GH-3100 solid-state standby altitude/airspeed and vertical speed indicator, dual Rockwell Collins RTU-4220 radio tuning units, Universal MFD-890 display with ASU (application file server) and a WSI weather datalink system.
Jeppesen (Booth No. 729) has selected WhiteConcierge as its partner for a new service called Jeppesen Concierge. This program will enable aircrew and passengers to access all WhiteConcierge services, which the company groups into four main categories: personal emergency services; travel and reservations service; proactive lifestyle management; and virtual private assistant.
Going forward, Stephens said satellite communications will help, too, for example by allowing on-board WiFi to give broadband Internet access via SwiftBroadband. Universal also is working to integrate with third-party scheduling software “so that clients can run a flight plan within our software and then upload it to their aircraft.”
The FAA has awarded Jeppesen the industry’s first letter of acceptance for airport moving-map data under standards outlined in Advisory Circular AC 20-153. The award is intended to validate the quality standards and data capture, maintenance and distribution processes used by electronic surface map providers. Jeppesen’s airport map data is used in a variety of panel-mount and electronic flight bag avionics applications.
Brazil’s Departmento de Controle do Escaço Aéreo (DECEA, Department of Airspace Control) has decided to deploy Jeppesen’s total airspace and airport modeler (TAAM) software at its newly created simulator laboratory in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Jeppesen will provide advice and user support to ensure DECEA receives the full benefit from its investment. This includes installation, commission, system testing and training.
Elm Creek Partners has acquired avionics and navigation system supplier FreeFlight Systems (Booth No. 1481). The new executive management team, led by CEO Tim Taylor and COO Robert Schneier, assumed responsibility July 15.
The GEN-X electronic flight bag (EFB) made by DAC International and displayed at NBAA Booth No. 2666 attained parts manufacturer approval (PMA) from the FAA, the company announced.
Jeppesen’s BBJ VIP Plus Program is a new bundled pricing package intended solely for operators of Boeing Business Jets. Under the program, BBJ operators have access to special pricing for fuel, international handling and planning, electronic and manual charting services and moving-map technology. Information is available at (408) 866-7611. There are currently more than 60 BBJs in service.
In aviation, the old saying goes, “You don’t want to lose the ratings and certificates that you’ve already got.” And it’s nearly that time again–time to renew your flight instructor certificate, that is.