Sets New Standard
Jeppesen announced the launch of
NavSuite, a fully integrated, convenient collection of Jeppesen's
leading applications Monday. NavSuite is composed of JeppView
electronic charts and various flight planning applications.
NavSuite is another step in Jeppesen's long term strategy to
integrate and package services for convenience and value. With
NavSuite, customers in some cases can save 14 to 25 percent, when
compared to purchasing each service individually.
Jeppesen services have traditionally been available only via
annual subscriptions; but now with NavSuite, monthly automatic
credit card billing is also available (western hemisphere customers
only at this time). With the automatic billing process, customers
receive a monthly summary of charges delivered via email, and there
is no hassle with annual renewals.
"Integration will be a key component of Jeppesen's long-range
success and leadership in the business and general aviation
market," said Kevin Collins, senior vice president. "Our services
will not only be integrated with each other, like with NavSuite,
but we will also see more and more integration of our electronic
charts and data with avionics and airframe manufacturers."
A single update for all the applications within the suite is
available every 14 days via CD and Internet download. Customers can
keep their data current anywhere, anytime-an important feature
considering pilots and flight crews are often away from their home
when updates become available.
NavSuite is offered at three different service levels--NavSuite
IFR, NavSuite Continental, and NavSuite Global--to address the
specific needs of general and business aviation pilots.
NavSuite IFR is targeted for the general aviation market and
comes with JeppView and Jeppesen's desktop PC flight planning
application, FliteStar. These applications have been specifically
engineered to work together with functionality like RoutePacks that
allow packets of data to easily flow between the applications.
"NavSuite not only offers convenience, but it also offers
service levels developed specifically for various niches within the
general and business aviation market," said Mike Abbott, director,
Electronic Navigation Services. "Jeppesen is committed to listening
to our customers, and NavSuite is a direct result of customer
feedback. Many of our customers tend to subscribe to both
electronic chart and flight planning services, so it was a natural
move for us to simplify the buying and update process with
NavSuite Continental and NavSuite Global are designed for the
business aviation market and offer JeppView along with access to
JetPlanner and JetPlan.com, Jeppesen's flight planning applications
with features more suited to operators of high performance business
jets and turboprops. NavSuite Global gives customers the full
capability of Jeppesen's JetPlan flight planning engine, while
NavSuite Continental offers a reduced flight planning feature set
and lower cost. NavSuite Continental is better tailored to
corporate operators who generally fly jet or turboprop aircraft
within a single hemisphere.
JeppView is Jeppesen's complete electronic Airway Manual
designed to view, organize and print charts. It includes
vector-based enroute, approach, airport, SID and STAR charts;
electronic text pages; and paper area and enroute charts. Also
included is JeppView FliteDeck that provides a detailed moving map
display (when GPS position data is provided) for unmatched
situational awareness during all phases of flight, including
approach and ground operations.
FliteStar makes flight planning easy thanks to a planning
wizard, vivid vector-based charts and an intuitive user interface.
FliteStar allows users to create RoutePacks that can be shared
between Jeppesen applications, overlay weather graphics, TFRs,
airspace and more.
JetPlanner combines an intuitive Windows interface with the
full-featured JetPlan flight planning engine. Users can build and
transmit sophisticated flight plans; overlay weather; send messages
and NOTAMs via SITA, ARINC, and FAX; file flight plans with ATC;
and more. JetPlanner is generally better for planning longer, more
complex flights where fuel burn options, ETOPS, drift down, enroute
over flight charges and other more sophisticated flight planning
features are needed.
JetPlan.com offers Internet based access to the JetPlan engine
so users can create flight plans and file with ATC, and much more,
all without dedicated hardware or software. All that is required is
an Internet enabled PC equipped with Internet Explorer 5.0 or