Executive Jet Receives FAA Authorization To Use Jepp Charts On
February 12, 2011 - Jeppesen announced on Friday that
Executive Jet Management has received authorization from
the Federal Aviation Administration to use the Jeppesen
Mobile TC App for iPad as an alternative to paper
The authorization allows Executive Jet Management to use
iPad and the Jeppesen Mobile TC App as the sole
reference for electronic charts, even during taxi,
takeoff and landing.
Executive Jet Management, a wholly owned
subsidiary of NetJets Inc., is a leading provider of
worldwide jet charter and aircraft management services.
This announcement is a result of a three-month extensive in-flight evaluation managed by Executive Jet Management and Jeppesen with regular engagement of the FAA (including local and national Electronic Flight Bag authorization authorities).
cross-industry collaboration sets an important precedent for the
aviation community. Lessons learned, processes established, and
templates developed during this project may benefit other
companies seeking to deploy EFB solutions on iPad.
exceptional collaboration between operator, supplier and the FAA
was remarkable,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president and
chief executive officer.
“This serves as a model for how the FAA can be engaged in
working through a challenge and defining a solution that moves
the industry forward safely and efficiently. Executive Jet
Management’s role was critical to the success of this project.
They possess the necessary skills, credibility and EFB
experience to help all parties understand, from an operator’s
perspective, the unique issues and benefits related to using
iPad in flight.”
Jeppesen Mobile TC App and iPad were thoroughly evaluated by
Executive Jet Management pilots who logged more than 250 flight
segments. Pilots participating in the evaluation reported that
they were particularly pleased with the App’s ease of use,
simplicity to manage, speed and display clarity.
As a result of the full analysis, enhancements to crew
procedures, training updates and software improvements were
included in the Jeppesen Mobile TC App version 1.2, released
The authorized EFB
configuration is a Class 1 portable, kneeboard EFB solution that is
secured and viewable during critical phases of flight as defined in FAA
Order 8900.1. Information obtained from this evaluation will also be
useful in gaining future authorization for Class 2 mounted
configurations utilizing iPad.
Management was pleased to collaborate with Jeppesen and the FAA on this
leading-edge iPad EFB solution and to support the introduction of this
technology to the industry,” said Executive Jet Management President
Robert Garrymore. “The collaboration with Jeppesen and the FAA was key
in making this innovation possible and we are proud to be a part of it.” .
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