More than 400 new charts added to Jeppsen commercial airline overlay chart library

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 19 March 2011. Jeppesen engineers designed enhancements to the company's commercial airline overlay (CAO) chart library and added 400 new airport/approach charts for more than 70 global locations.

Posted by John McHale
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 19 March 2011. Jeppesen engineers designed enhancements to the company's commercial airline overlay (CAO) chart library and added 400 new airport/approach charts for more than 70 global locations.
The CAO chart library enhancement project introduces minimum sector altitude (MSA) data in the "planview" section of Jeppesen approach charts, enhancing cockpit situational awareness.
The additional 400 airport/approach charts provide commercial carriers with vital navigational data that will be maintained and updated per Jeppesen commercial airline overlay chart standards.
Minimum sector altitude data also has been retained in the Briefing Strip section of Jeppesen charts to maintain pilot familiarity and to accommodate complex minimum sector altitude procedures.
Enhancements to the CAO chart series were developed as the result of collaboration with Jeppesen's commercial aviation users over the past year to determine preferred chart use and design features.
A new Quick Reference Chart feature also has been added to the Jeppesen CAO series, beginning with the February 18, 2011 revision cycle.
The new Quick Reference Chart feature will depict an accurate terminal environment that includes all conventional approach navigational aid data. The chart data provides benefits include: an overview chart; a chart for alternate locations; an electronic flight bag (EFB) supporting chart to reduce paper in the flight deck; minimum sector altitude (MSA) data in planview section of charts; area navigation (RNAV) Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) data presented in conjunction with approach procedures information to the final approach fix (FAF); lowest descent limits for each instrument approach runway depicted on a single page; basic runway information associated by a runway orientation sketch; and blank reverse side for adding tailored content such as airline company procedures.

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