Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, and the IRKUT Corporation of Russia, a part of JSC United Aircraft Corporation, recently agreed to a five-year master service agreement to provide Jeppesen electronic flight bag (EFB), flight planning, charting, navigation data and mobile delivery solutions for the development of IRKUT Corporation MC-21 passenger aircraft, expected for entry into air service in 2017.
Jeppesen’s industry-leading services included in the new service agreement provide IRKUT Corporation with an integrated approach for implementing critical flight information delivery from a single resource during the test and evaluation phase of MC-21 aircraft development. The Jeppesen solution suite helps operators to streamline operations through digital delivery of flight information and the elimination of paper-based materials.
“Cooperation with Jeppesen will allow us to better evaluate the effectiveness of the aircraft during the test and evaluation phase of MC-21 aircraft development, fuel efficiency primarily,” said Alexy Fedorov, president of the IRKUT Corporation. “We believe that Jeppesen’s solution suite will help to MC-21 operators optimize their costs.”
Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag services deliver dynamically rendered, data-driven presentation of enroute information and terminal procedures. Operators are able to filter the display of preferred enroute information on-screen by selecting airports, airways, waypoints, airspace, NAVAIDs and terrain data. The open framework of FliteDeck Pro is flexible and scalable, to allow for customized company data display or third-party applications. Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro is available for commercial aviation operators through several delivery platforms, including tablet computing systems.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with IRKUT Corporation to deliver our integrated services for evaluation of their exciting new MC-21 aircraft line,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation. “Jeppesen digital flight information solutions help to transform aviation operations through increased operating efficiency and we look forward to providing data to the IRKUT Corporation as they prepare the MC-21 aircraft for passenger air service.”
The MC-21 program by IRKUT Corporation will create new short to mid-range commercial aircraft for the Russian and international market. The MC-21 model aircraft family is being developed to serve 150 to 212 passengers. The flexibility of the MC-21 design concept is targeted for traditional, low-cost, hybrid and charter operators. The MC-21 aircraft is designed with an efficient, aerodynamic airframe, composed of composite materials and includes new generation engines to ensure high performance levels.
For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com. For further detail about IRKUT Corporation, see www.irkut.com.
About IRKUT Corporation
JSC IRKUT Corporation takes the leading position in the Russian aircraft manufacturing and has 15 percent share of the Russian arms export. IRKUT produces Su-30 and Yak-130 combat aircraft. For the fourth time the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation awarded IRKUT Corporation with the title “Best exporter of the year” in the category “Aircraft manufacturing”. The decree of the President of Russian Federation defines IRKUT Corporation as the unique executor for development and certification of the MC-21 airliner - the major prospective project of the Russian civil aviation industry.
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformational information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Jeppesen corporate information is available online atwww.jeppesen.com.