|Jeppensen's Mobile FliteDeck Screen Shot. Photo: Jeppesen
[Avionics Today 11-16-2015] Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, recently introduced new features for Mobile FliteDeck version 2.7 to enhance situational awareness and provide data for both Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and visual flight rules (VFR) flying conditions. A new VFR theme provides general and business aviation pilots with the ability to switch between IFR and VFR data on the real time, data-driven en-route map. The ability to import route information and third-party flight planning data is also now available, and the iPad-based Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution is also compliant with the iOS 9 operating system.
The ability to switch between IFR and VFR flight data allows pilots to easily transition to the flight information needed while flying under both flight rule conditions. The new route and flight-planning data import capabilities provides access to essential information from multiple sources, including third-parties, to establish a single resource for managing the planning and operation of flights. Flight planning data may now be integrated into Mobile FliteDeck from sources including AvPlan, FltPlan.com and RocketRoute apps.
Mobile FliteDeck also now allows pilots to view which origin and destination airport pairs have been cleared by air traffic control in the past 24 hours. Determination of routes based on this knowledge will help pilots plan flights more efficiently, especially in congested airspace. Additionally, new in-app search capabilities now help pilots discover features and user support information.