Jeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, now offers digital eBooks textbooks and materials to supplement its total training solution for student pilots, flight schools, universities and current pilots. Available for download through the Apple iBookstore, Jeppesen’s industry-leading Private Pilot Guided Flight Discovery manual and the A&P Technician General, Airframe and Powerplant textbooks and reference books are now offered on iPad.
Jeppesen training eBooks provide greatly increased functionality compared to traditional printed textbook learning. Student pilots and users are now able to access the same training information as printed materials, with enhanced capabilities such as on-screen search, highlighting, hyper-linking, bookmarking, note taking and font size adjustment features.
“Jeppesen training eBooks on iPad represents a dynamic and interactive environment that resonates with the learning style of today’s student pilots,” said Julie Filucci, senior manager, Jeppesen Aviation Training Solutions. “As we help to lead the paper-to-digital industry transformation, this initial offering is the first phase of our eBooks platform that we will continue to introduce to enhance the learning process for the next generation of pilots.”
Once downloaded, Jeppesen eBooks do not require an internet connection, so students are able to access the mobile, interactive eBooks features on iPad everywhere, including the classroom, in the lab or at the airport. Jeppesen eBooks help student pilots save on training expenses by eliminating paper-material shipping costs, especially beneficial for international student learning. Revisions and updates to Jeppesen eBooks training materials are also provided on a much quicker timeline, compared with traditional printed materials.
Future plans for Jeppesen eBooks include availability on mobile devices powered by the Android operating system as well as on PC and Mac platforms. Additional functionality for Jeppesen eBooks is also planned with future versions, which will include embedded video, audio, animation and social media connection components, depending on device capabilities.
As a special introductory pricing promotion, a temporary $10 price reduction will be applied to U.S.-based purchases of Jeppesen eBooks during the week of this year’s EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisc. (July 23-29, 2012). Jeppesen eBooks are available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore on iTunes.
More information on the complete Jeppesen training solution, including flight training, navigation services and business management functions, is available at www.jeppesen.com/school.
For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
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 at www.jeppesen.com.