OSHKOSH, Wis., 3 Aug., 2009.Jeppesen and Aspen Avionics announced that the companies will partner to incorporate the new Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Display system into a full Jeppesen data solution.
Jeppesen will focus on making database maintenance for the new Aspen Avionics system easy to install and easy to own, Jeppesen officials say. The Evolution Flight Display system will utilize an aggregated NavData, obstacle, terrain, and cultural database, which will be updated via the Jeppesen Services Update Manager (JSUM) data delivery tool.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing advanced technology and capability in glass cockpits into general aviation aircraft, while Jeppesen is a provider of flight deck information.
"Jeppesen is excited to be onboard this new ground-breaking generation of EFIS systems," says Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. "The Aspen Evolution Flight Display taps into a whole new market segment. Older general aviation aircraft with analog instruments now have a more affordable upgrade path to glass than was previously available to them. Bottom line is that the evolution displays make flying easier and safer, which is a feature that Aspen and Jeppesen products have in common."
"The Jeppesen product line is ubiquitous throughout aviation and the ability to offer Jeppesen map, obstacle, terrain and cultural data to our customers will add tremendous value to their Evolution Flight Display installations," says John Uczekaj, president and chief executive officer of Aspen Avionics.
All new EFD customers will receive three months of complimentary Jeppesen services upon product registration. Pricing and coverages will be announced soon, company officials say. For more information, please contact Jeppesen at (800) 621-5377 or visit www.jeppesen.com.