Boeing [NYSE: BA] through its subsidiary Jeppesen, today announced new capabilities developed with Garmin, allowing wireless updates of Jeppesen data for general aviation pilots flying with compatible Garmin avionics. The new capability allows pilots to be more efficient since it eliminates the need for manual, PC-driven data card updates.
Subscribers to popular Garmin PilotPak database bundles available from Jeppesen, which combines Jeppesen NavData, Jeppesen charts and Garmin database information for pilots, now allows for wireless database transfers using the Flight Stream 510 MultiMedia Card (MMC) via WiFi. Customers will sync their Jeppesen data subscriptions with Garmin, use the Garmin Pilot app to update their Jeppesen charts and data and transfer it directly to compatible Garmin avionics, using the Flight Stream 510 wireless capabilities.
“We continue to develop our relationship with Garmin to simplify complex data update procedures for popular avionics systems and allow pilots to take to the skies sooner,” said William Ampofo, vice president, Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services. “Integrating these technologies to provide current Jeppesen navigation data and charts directly to front-panel Garmin avionics is an exciting development for customers spanning the globe.”
Wireless Jeppesen data updates for Garmin Flight Stream 510 data cards are now available for the Garmin GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators, and select G1000 NXi, G2000, G3000 and G5000 integrated flight decks.
Jeppesen customers who operate aircraft enabled with Flight Stream 510 can call Jeppesen Customer Service to update their account and receive instructions to enable this capability.
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