4 April 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration said it recently issued Jeppesen a letter of operational suitability confirming the form and functionality of iPad mini for use in the cockpit when paired with Jeppesen´s electronic flight bag solutions.
Jeppesen, a part of Boeing (NYSE: BA) Digital Aviation, worked with the FAA Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group to evaluate the usability of Jeppesen charts and enroute map on iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.
The FAA process was conducted to provide assurance for pilots and aviation operators that Jeppesen data, when displayed on the 7.9-inch iPad mini screen, is fully acceptable for use and interaction in the cockpit.
Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck was used by the FAA to access aviation data on iPad mini during the evaluation process. Positive operational feedback and data from Air Carrier and Business Aviation operators was also received and considered.
A Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Boeing offers the industry´s largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, 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.