Honeywell upgrades GoDirect Flight Bag Pro service for business aviation customers

EBACE, Geneva, Switzerland | May 23, 2017– Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has boosted its GoDirect Electronic Flight Bag Pro service with Jeppesen’s coveted global navigation charts and aeronautical data to improve pilots’ flight experience. With Jeppesen’s charts and data, business and general aviation pilots can save time and enjoy the convenience of creating flight plans, checking the latest weather, or briefing for an approach.

Building on Honeywell’s longstanding relationship with Jeppesen, the premium offering of Jeppesen’s electronic aviation charts will be accessible from within Honeywell’s intuitive GoDirect interface. Honeywell’s “one-stop-shop” GoDirect suite offers pilots more than 50 flight support, connectivity and maintenance services.

Englewood, CO | May 2, 2017– Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, has teamed with Teledyne Controls to integrate Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro with Teledyne’s GroundLink® Comm+ system with Aircraft Interface Device (AID) functionality, known as GroundLink® AID+. This will deliver greater data connectivity for carriers using FliteDeck Pro, the leading electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for airlines and large-scale operators.

“Advances gained through use of Teledyne’s GroundLink® AID+ technology will continue the wave of new capabilities delivered through FliteDeck Pro to help operators access and process critical flight data,” said Scott Reagan, director, Jeppesen OEM Client Management. “Based on strong customer demand for this capability, we are pleased to team with Teledyne Controls to connect FliteDeck Pro with additional data sources, creating more intelligent capabilities on the ground and in the air.”

GroundLink® AID+ technology from Teledyne will allow airlines to view real-time GPS-based, ownship positioning on navigational charts to increase situational awareness in flight. Specifically, this alliance between Jeppesen and Teledyne allows airport charts, departure charts, enroute and weather maps and arrival charts in FliteDeck Pro to be quickly and easily integrated with data from the aircraft’s existing onboard data systems to help enable the pilot to make better informed decisions to increase operational efficiency and improve safety margins.

Murray Skelton, director of Business Development at Teledyne Controls, notes that the technical integration has been easy and cost-effective: “With approximately 10,000 GroundLink® units already flying, it is an easy transition for those with the technology already installed. It not only protects their legacy investment but it also enables them to make even more of it. It means that every future customer with the GroundLink® Comm+ system installed can gain instant benefit.”

The integrated solution will be demonstrated at the AEEC/AMC Conference in Milwaukee, WI (May 1–4).

Connectivity provides the pilot with access to the EFB at all times. Pre-flight, pilots can update their EFB database, review maintenance logs, Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs), flight release and notices to airmen (NOTAMs). During the ramp/taxi, they can calculate take-off performance and complete their checklist. During the flight, they can log flight progress and review enroute, arrivals and approach charts. After the flight, they can file the pilot log and send performance calculations off-board.

Seattle, WA | July 18, 2016– Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Microsoft [NASDQ: MSFT] today announced an agreement to build a cloud-based platform for Boeing’s industry-leading portfolio of commercial aviation analytics tools.

The two companies intend to work together to transition many of Boeing’s commercial aviation applications into the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Boeing – and its subsidiaries AerData and Jeppesen – offer a wide portfolio of advanced analytics tools currently used by more than 300 airlines to optimize operating efficiency.

“Boeing’s expertise and extensive aviation data resources coupled with Microsoft’s cloud technology will accelerate innovation in areas such as predictive maintenance and flight optimization, allowing airlines to drive down costs and improve operational efficiency,” said Kevin Crowley, Boeing vice president of Digital Aviation. “Together, two companies that changed their industries are teaming up to accelerate the digital transformation of aviation through the use of analytics-based applications, cloud technologies and large-scale integration.”

Boeing’s applications provide airlines, airplane leasing companies and maintenance suppliers with real-time information to enhance every phase of their operations – including purchasing and leasing airplanes and engines, training and scheduling crews, route planning, managing inventory and maintaining fleets.

“At Microsoft, we are focused on empowering organizations across industries to advance their digital transformation,” said Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, Microsoft. “Working with Boeing, we can help businesses across aviation to become more adaptive, innovative and intelligence-driven, including airlines, operators, suppliers, support, and service providers.”

Every day, customers use Boeing applications to reduce crew scheduling costs as much as 7 percent, and save hundreds of pounds of fuel on every flight. Boeing applications deliver digital navigational information to nearly 13,000 aircraft daily. Advanced airplane health solutions – currently used on more than 3,800 airplanes operating around the globe – allow customers to use real-time data to optimize operational performance, fuel use, maintenance, and supply chain performance.

  • New service agreement provides Jeppesen Crew Pairing solution to increase crew management efficiency for JetBlue

Englewood, CO.| August 26, 2013/PRNewswire/– Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, and JetBlue Airways, a leading New York-based commercial carrier, recently agreed to a new five-year service contract. Through the agreement, Jeppesen will provide its Crew Pairing solution to optimize JetBlue’s monthly crew pairings for all pilot and in-flight crewmembers.

Jeppesen’s industry-leading crew pairing capabilities will be used to increase operational efficiency and enhance quality of life for crewmembers, while reducing overall costs related to crew planning for JetBlue’s 850 daily flights. JetBlue will operate the Jeppesen Crew Pairing product in-house, customized for JetBlue needs, using Jeppesen’s industry-leading pairing optimizer to enhance the airline’s crew planning capabilities.

“Providing cost savings and increased overall efficiency through optimized crew pairings will provide JetBlue with an operational advantage in a competitive business environment,” said Tim Huegel, director, Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management. “We will support JetBlue in managing crew planning through this agreement and are pleased to team with such a dynamic airline that continues to expand its operations.”

Using Jeppesen Crew Pairing, JetBlue will be able to optimize a full monthly crew schedule, instead of a typical daily or weekly outlook. Overall, the solution offers powerful decision support, enabling effective control of costs and other objectives, while its flexibility and modeling capabilities makes it easy to adapt to changes.

“Through integration of Jeppesen Crew Pairing capabilities, we will be using a premier pairing optimizer, which allows us to respond quickly to constantly evolving airline operational factors,” said Tony LaCognata, director crew services, JetBlue Airways. “With an initial integration of planning operations managed through their offsite service bureau, Jeppesen has helped us improve operational efficiency while we implement their crew pairing product for our in-house operations.”

In addition to its Crew Pairing solution, Jeppesen also offers a complete suite of airline-based crew and fleet management services, including Jeppesen Crew Rostering, Crew Tracking, Manpower Planning, Tail Assignment and fatigue risk management tools.

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Oshkosh, WI | July 29, 2013– Jeppesen has entered into an agreement with Rockwell Collins to automatically and securely transfer electronic charts via Wi-Fi and cellular networks using Rockwell Collins’ Ascend Aircraft Information Manager (AIM).

As a result of the agreement, operators will leverage Rockwell Collins AIM technology to streamline access to Jeppesen flight data, provided through an enhanced direct connection to the flight deck of the aircraft.

“This agreement with Jeppesen takes yet another step out of the data loading and update process,” said Greg Irmen, vice president and general manager, Flight Information Solutions, Cabin and Electromechanical Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Operators can be assured that their JeppView content, such as electronic terminal charts, will automatically be available when they need them.”

Rockwell Collins’ AIM ensures that Pro Line Fusion® and Pro Line 21™-equipped aircraft are always flying with the latest data. These aircraft can wirelessly receive Jeppesen electronic charts, Flight Management System (FMS) navigation, performance and V-speed databases and checklist files.

“Expanding our relationship with Rockwell Collins using AIM technology provides a direct data connection to the aircraft and enhances the customer experience,” said Scott Reagan, director, Jeppesen OEM Client Management. “We will continue to further streamline and improve the management of information to and from the aircraft, leveraging the core strengths of both Jeppesen and Rockwell Collins to enhance data integration using AIM technology.”

Through the Ascend AIM subscription service, flight departments can monitor the progress and confirm successful uploads by logging on to the AIM web portal. AIM also automatically sends email or text notifications whenever the aircraft’s databases require attention or when updates are loaded into the avionics, making recordkeeping easier.

AIM is a key component of Rockwell Collins Ascend Flight Information Solutions, the only offering that gives business jet operators all the tools, services and support needed for streamlined, efficient flight operations from a single source.