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Monday, November 9, 2015

US Air Force Equips with Jeppesen EFBs

Juliet Van Wagenen

Jeppesen EFB
Jeppesen EFB. Photo: Jeppesen

[Avionics Today 11-09-2015] Jeppesen will provide iPad-based Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) services for approximately 1,160 Mobility Air Force aircraft, and more than 16,000 related Air Force iPad users, in a new agreement with U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command. The Mobility Air Force aircraft will be equipped with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro, the EFB solution that streamlines the use of navigational information for military fleet programs and commercial aviation operators. The EFBs will provide equipped aircraft access to essential mission-based planning, navigation and operational programs.

Air Force fleet aircraft that will be equipped with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro on iPad include C-5, C-17, C-130, KC-10, KC-135 and multiple executive and operational support aircraft. In addition to vector-based Jeppesen terminal charts, FliteDeck Pro includes data-driven en-route content and information for all en-route and airport charted, including communication information, operational notes, current weather conditions and airport runway details.

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