Boeing is offering customers a new navigation
service to enhance flight deck operations.
Tailored Charts for Avionics is being introduced initially with
Honeywell Primus Epic INAV avionics systems for tailored chart
customers operating Embraer E2 commercial aircraft.
Regional airline Wideroe of Norway is the first
operator to use the new tailored navigation service.
Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics
provides pilots with operator-specific charting navigation
information that is available through installed, front-panel
avionics systems. It allows pilots to view different navigation
data points on different display platforms, including Jeppesen
FliteDeck Pro tablet-based electronic flight bag (EFB) in addition
to the front panel avionics, based on pilot preference.
new tool helps pilots enhance situational awareness and
information processing by displaying an airline’s tailored charts
and company-specific operational content on the front panel, to
provide redundancy with EFB services and flexibility in accessing
flight-critical information,” said Mike Abbott, director, Data
Solutions, Boeing Digital Solutions & Analytics.
While it is
currently only available with Honeywell Primus Epic INAV avionics
systems on Embraer E2 aircraft, Jeppesen Tailored Charts for
Avionics is planned to include other popular avionics manufacturer
systems in the future to serve airlines, government operators and
business aviation pilots.
“We have enhanced pilot workflow by
integrating Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics with our E2
aircraft and it works as a redundant chart display system to
reduce risk of disruptions,” said Espen Bergsland, Wideroe chief
pilot, Embraer E2 aircraft. “This service is valuable, as our
pilots are able to view the active phase of flight on front panel
avionics while we display the next phase of flight on tablet EFB,
allowing our flight deck crew to execute tasks independently. We
also have eliminated paper-based flight materials to reduce weight
in the flight deck.”