MILWAUKEE. Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, and Teledyne Controls, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., are integrating Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro with Teledyne’s GroundLink Comm+ system with Aircraft Interface Device (AID) functionality, known as GroundLink AID+. The combination will deliver greater data connectivity for carriers using the FliteDeck Pro 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,” says 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. This alliance between Jeppesen and Teledyne enables airport charts, departure charts, en route 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 – resulting in better informed decisions to enhance operational efficiency and safety margins.
“With approximately 10,000 GroundLink units already flying, it is an easy transition for those with the technology already installed,” explains Murray Skelton, director of business development at Teledyne Controls. Skelton says the technical integration has been easy and cost-effective. “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.”
Connectivity provides the pilot with access to the EFB at all times. Preflight, 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 en route, arrivals, and approach charts. After the flight, they can file the pilot log and send performance calculations off-board.
For more than 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Jeppesen delivers information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers a large portfolio of support and services solutions, 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.
Headquartered in Southern California, Teledyne Controls LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. Teledyne Controls is a manufacturer of a wide range of data management solutions designed to help aircraft operators collect, manage, and distribute aircraft data more efficiently. Teledyne Controls maintains worldwide facilities and a global network of field representatives to support its many airline, airframe, and military customers.
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