Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced through its subsidiary Jeppesen, a new three-year service agreement with the University of North Dakota Department of Aviation to provide the school with its industry-leading navigation and electronic flight bag (EFB) services as part of its aviation curriculum.
“Integrating Jeppesen charts, data and flight information with our educational programs allows our aviation students to use the same software and programs that professionals in the field are using today on a global scale,” said Paul Lindseth, dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota. “Jeppesen sets the standard for accuracy and quality flight information and we are proud to provide our students with real-world applications that will prepare them for career opportunities.”
The university will use Jeppesen’s electronic flight bag (EFB) services, navigation information and charts as part of its educational programs. Students will use these Jeppesen flight information elements as part of a working airline operations center environment, gaining hands-on experience. Students also will work with Jeppesen’s data distribution system, which provides airlines and operators with updates to essential navigation and operational documents and data on an ongoing basis.
“The University of North Dakota is a top destination in the university flight school arena, preparing some of the best and brightest aviation students for entering the workforce,” said Reggie Arsenault, director, Business Aviation & General Aviation Flight Operations Portfolio, Boeing Global Services. “Teaming with respected universities, flight schools and institutions helps to extend our reach to the next generation of aviation professionals and we look forward to working with the University of North Dakota to further strengthen their renowned program.”
Being hands-on with Jeppesen’s industry-leading charts and data services will allow University of North Dakota students to learn using the most accurate flight information in the industry. These tools work to increase pilot situational awareness and overall operational efficiency in today’s complex airspace environment.
Jeppesen navigation data 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.
Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.
About the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota is a world-renowned center of aerospace learning, internationally acclaimed for its achievements in collegiate aviation education and flight training, atmospheric research, space studies, earth systems science and computer science applications. With 825 faculty and staff members, and over 1800 students from around the world, and many programs and research projects, UND Aerospace Sciences is setting the pace for aerospace education. UND Aerospace owns and operates the largest civilian training fleet in the world consisting of over 150 aircraft and flight training devices. UND Aerospace logs over 135,000 hours of flight training annually at its Grand Forks, ND; Meza, AZ and Crookston, MN locations.
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