Jeppesen updates FlitePlan Online to improve business aviation flight operations

22 May 2013 (Last Updated May 22nd, 2013 18:30)

Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen has updated its FlitePlan online platform with new features to assist business aviation operators in enhancing operational efficiency and simplify the overall flight planning process.

Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen has updated its FlitePlan online platform with new features to assist business aviation operators in enhancing operational efficiency and simplify the overall flight planning process.

The revamped platform will allow users in European airspace to access the company's route optimisation engine, while offering cost effective method for developing optimised first-time flight plans in the region.

In addition, the web-based solution offers extended operations (ETOPS) capabilities, while a notice to airmen (NOTAM) management tool assists in managing critical flight data.

Jeppesen Aviation Portfolio Management director Tim Huegel said new capabilities now offered through Jeppesen FlitePlan online further enhance the user experience and simplify the flight planning process for business aviation operators.

"Introduction of optimised route planning in Europe, ETOPS capabilities and CFMU validation continue to build on the successful framework of Jeppesen FlitePlan online, which allows worldwide flight plans to be intuitively designed and filed in less than one minute and eliminates multiple-step data entry," Huegel said.

Offering central flow management unit (CFMU) validation for flights within European airspace, the online platform also provides refinement of routing options and enhanced organisation of weather data.

Additionally, the new alert management capabilities enhance operators' view, while multiple performance enhancements are aimed at improving experience with filing, processing and overall workflow.

As per operator's precise aircraft configuration, the Jeppesen FlitePlan online for business aviation operators incorporates intelligent routing, weather and weight and balance capabilities.

By consolidating and storing the related flight planning information such as weather, NOTAMs, RAIM reports, graphical weather chart overlays, and weight and balance data in a single flight package, the solution allows repeatable flight planning operations, while decreasing pilot workload.

After completion, the solution allows printing, emailing or uploading the final flight package directly to an operator's flight management computer (FMC) for easy delivery and filing.