Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Digital Aviation, and Piper Aircraft Inc. will now provide flight data as part of the general aviation aircraft purchase process to simplify access to flight information for pilots, through a new service agreement between the companies.
Delivery of new purchased Piper aircraft will now include Jeppesen NavData® and digital charts onboard and ready for use in flight. Piper aircraft equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics will receive a PilotPak data bundle that also includes supplemental databases, including obstacle, terrain, SafeTaxi and airport diagrams, in addition to Jeppesen navigation data.
"Having Jeppesen flight data onboard at the time of new aircraft delivery eliminates a step in the flight preparation process and enhances the overall customer experience," said Piper Vice President of Sales and Marketing Drew McEwen. "This data service provides trusted flight information that is packaged for the specific needs of pilots as they take to the skies in their newly purchased Piper airplane."
Jeppesen flight data will now be provided with the purchase of Piper Meridian, Mirage, Matrix, Seneca V, Seminole, Arrow, Archer LX and Archer TC models equipped with Garmin G1000 and G500 avionics and Chartview® functionality.
"We are dedicated to serving the needs of the dynamic general aviation industry and teaming with Piper Aircraft to provide onboard digital flight data offers added value to the aircraft purchase process that pilots will appreciate," said David Wright, director, Jeppesen General Aviation Client Management. "This turn-key experience simplifies the flight information acquisition and revision process and pilots are able to fly sooner, with trusted Jeppesen data already onboard."
Jeppesen NavData is developed from a comprehensive aviation database, which is composed of more than one million records. To ensure accuracy, Jeppesen flight information analysts edit and verify approximately 150,000 database transactions generated from worldwide aviation data source documents during every 28-day revision cycle.
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