Jeppesen President and CEO Mark Van Tine (right) presents a commemorative airport diagram for Wisconsin’s Hartford Municipal Airport to Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott. The massive Cub migration to EAA AirVenture celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Cub launched from Hartford.
Jeppesen announced a new digital JeppView navigation data subscription pricing structure July 25 at EAA AirVenture. Pricing will be based on the number of devices powered by the Jeppesen data, in relation to four U.S.-based coverage options. Customers can choose between two or four “installs”—the number of devices on which digital JeppView subscription data is installed.
The new subscription pricing structure is scheduled to be available within two months. Its implementation is linked to the upcoming release of Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck version 2.0.
Jeppesen said the new options will provide significant cost savings to customers requiring fewer device access points. Choosing two installs, instead of the standard four, will allow customers to save about 35 percent on the comparable chart coverage area and quality purchased.
“We listen closely to our customers and adapt our products and services to meet their needs,” said Tim Huegel, Jeppesen’s director of aviation portfolio management. “Providing flexibility with our JeppView pricing related to the number of install data access points received allows our customers to choose what works best for their individual needs and offers reduced subscription costs for those using fewer devices powered by Jeppesen data.”
Regional Express JeppView data subscriptions currently begin at $76 per year; they provide access to Jeppesen mobile apps for the Apple iPad and the recently released Android app for Samsung Galaxy tablets.
Jeppesen also announced that it now offers digital e-books textbooks and training materials. The company’s Private Pilot Guided Flight Discovery manual, as well as the A&P Technician General, Airframe, and Powerplant textbooks and reference books are now offered on the iPad. Additional products are being transitioned to the digital format. All publications continue to be offered in printed versions, as well.
“Jeppesen training eBooks on iPad represents a dynamic and interactive environment that resonates with the learning style of today’s student pilots,” said Julie Filucci, the company’s senior manager of aviation training solutions. “As we help to lead the paper-to-digital industry transformation, this initial offering is the first phase of our eBooks platform that we will continue to introduce to enhance the learning process for the next generation of pilots.”
The e-books offer such enhanced capabilities such as on-screen search, highlighting, hyper-linking, bookmarking, note taking, and font size adjustment features. Once downloaded the e-books can be read offline, so a continuous Internet connection is not required.
Jeppesen plans to add availability on Android mobile devices, as well as on PC and Mac platforms. Future versions will include embedded video, audio, animation, and social media connection components, depending on device capabilities.
Jeppesen is offering a $10 price reduction for U.S.-based purchases of Jeppesen e-books during AirVenture, from July 23 through 29; they may be purchased through the Apple iBookstore on iTunes.