Thursday, April 21, 2016
Jeppesen Adds IFR, VFR Real-Time Data to EFB
|Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck EFB. Photo: Jeppesen|
[Avionics Today 04-21-2016] Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, recently introduced a new, single-installation option for its iPad-based Mobile FliteDeck Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution, which now provides access to both Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) real-time flight data.
Previously, pilots were only able to purchase and download Mobile FliteDeck that included licenses for installation of the app on multiple devices. The new single installation option for European coverage provides an affordable option for pilots that fly under both VFR and IFR conditions.
The VFR theme offers the ability to switch between IFR and VFR data on the real time, data-driven enroute map. Pilots using Mobile FliteDeck also now have the ability to import route information and third-party flight planning data into Mobile FliteDeck from sources including RocketRoute, AvPlan and FltPlan.com.
The EFB also now allows pilots to view which origin and destination airport pairs have been cleared by air traffic control in the past 24 hours, which aims to help pilots plan flights more efficiently, especially in congested airspace. Additionally, recently introduced in-app search capabilities now help pilots discover features and user support information. These changes aim to create greater pilot control of information display and configuration of Mobile FliteDeck elements based on user preferences.