OSHKOSH, Wis., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EAA AIRVENTURE -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, today introduces Mobile FliteDeck VFR for general aviation pilots in the continental U.S. Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is a new iPad-based navigation and planning solution designed specifically to enhance the flying experience for private pilots operating under visual flight rules (VFR) conditions.
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is now available with numerous charting navigation coverage options, including full-U.S. VFR coverage with a $49 annual data subscription. Previously introduced for European pilots, the new VFR mobile app for iPad builds on Jeppesen's mobile architecture and was designed in close coordination with VFR pilots to enhance specific workflow capabilities.
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR includes fully interactive features and functions designed for VFR flying, including true data-driven enroute navigation, route planning capabilities, planning and flying modes and access to NOTAMs and text and graphical weather data. Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR aircraft settings also allow for management of planned, actual and past flights, providing simplified access to preferred flight data.
"Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is a dynamic new solution that enhances the entire VFR flying experience from route planning to taxi and parking," said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. "Taking a strong user-centric design approach allowed us to understand the workflow requirements of VFR pilots and we are providing VFR subscription data at an affordable cost to make Mobile FliteDeck VFR widely accessible for the private pilot community."
Jeppesen applied its vast experience in the field of electronic flight bag (EFB) development to study the cockpit workflow of VFR pilots. The effort comprised extensive flight trials and feedback from more than 500 private pilots globally. The resulting Mobile FliteDeck VFR features a simple, intuitive design, which reduces overall pilot workload and increases situational awareness.
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR also features airport diagram and area charts in one view, eliminating the need to toggle between charts. Enhanced symbols are included with the iPad app and filters eliminate clutter on screen, directed per pilot preference. Mobile FliteDeck VFR is backed by the quality of Jeppesen's global flight information, which is presented in a unified standard for worldwide flight data and follows rigid specifications and validation procedures.
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR is now available through the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/, with a required data subscription. For more information on Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck VFR, videos, tutorials and insights into the design and development team, please visit www.jeppesen.com/flitedeck-vfr.
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry's largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.