[Avionics Today June 19, 2014] Jeppesen announced the introduction of its FliteDeck Pro Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for Microsoft Windows 8 tablets, Surface 2. Delta Airlines will be the first carrier to equip all 11,000 of its pilots and implement that tablet across its commercial fleet, although the airliner has not announced when it will begin deploying tablets.
FliteDeck Pro provides interactive chart rendering for Jeppesen enroute chart data. The solution is already available for the iPad and other tablets, and Jeppesen is looking to expand its tablet compatibility.
“Pilots will now be able to open two applications side-by-side on screen to access critical flight information such as text and enroute charts in a split view, with Windows 8,” said Tracy Issel, general manager for retail, consumer goods, hospitality and travel at Microsoft. “The full HD 1080p Surface tablet provides seamless delivery of real-time flight data from Jeppesen in all lighting conditions, and pilots can configure their tablet to provide the right information at the right time.”