August 3, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
Jeppesen now offers an application, Jeppesen Mobile TC, that allows pilots to search and view terminal charts on the popular Apple iPad touch-screen tablet computer. It is available from the Apple iPad App Store.
Non-Jeppesen charting subscribers will be directed to JeppDirect website to purchase the electronic chart subscription.
Jeppesen research and design experts determined that the 9.7-inch, LED-backlit iPad screen is ideal to view, search, and update Jeppesen terminal charts. JeppView electronic navigation charting service subscription customers will have access to Jeppesen terminal charts through the iPad application at no additional charge.
“Our new iPad application is designed for a very specific purpose, namely for searching and viewing terminal charts. However, the cross-market appeal of this technology will lead to further development of Jeppesen services available for the iPad in the near future, as customers provide the specifics required to serve their mobile computing needs,” said Tim Huegel, director of portfolio management at Jeppesen Aviation.
Not intended for navigational use, the Jeppesen Mobile TC application provides pilots with another tool for advancing toward a paperless operating environment. Jeppesen will address iPad applications for other aviation markets in the near future. Additional Jeppesen data services for iPad in the airline market, including tailored electronic charting and crew planning solutions, are being evaluated.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
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