Jeppesen, South African Airways Sign Contract

By Tish Drake | June 3, 2010
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Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen and South African Airways have agreed to a three-year digital charting navigation, electronic flight bag (EFB) and document management service contract, the companies announced Wednesday. The contract also includes the Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro Class 1 EFB application integrated with the airline’s fleet-wide portable laptop computing operating system.

Jeppesen solutions provided in the multiple-service agreement work to assist South African Airways in continuing the transition from using paper to implementing digital navigation information solutions. Jeppesen’s applications in the agreement include tailored Web-based e-Link Online charting that provides a digital connection to Jeppesen terminal chart coverage and FliteDeck Pro EFB software with airport moving map (AMM) and data distribution management (DDM) technology. Jeppesen will also assist the airline with transitioning to digital solutions for flight operations, by providing South African Airways with several document management services. These include an electronic conversion of the airline’s existing Operations Manual Part A and the Cabin Crew Manual. Creation of a new Operations Manual Part D that outlines the training operations of South African Airways also is included in the agreement.

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