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Jeppesen And The Airlines  
User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4278 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

One thing that amazes me about the airline industry. Jeppesen has been making the charts used by the airlines for many, many, many years yet its a company that very few people, especially airline passengers, have heard of. Yet the company has been responsible for providing accurate navigational information to the airlines for many years, that I think they deserve some credit. DEN gave them that somewhat by naming the terminal there after the founder, Elrey Jeppesen. Is anyone with agreement on this?

That having been said, their products are not cheap, and do incur a cost to all the airlines. The NOS publishes similar charts at a cheaper rate. Do you think any airline might swith to NOS charts to save money given the financial state they are all in? It doesn't seem likely to me, but its a question I thought was worth asking.

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User currently offlineAV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3075 times:
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At Avianca we use Jeppesen which provides all of our route manuals, charts and navigation data bases for our fleet of aircraft.

We also use our flight planning, dispatch, weather, notams and all related matters related to our flight operations through Jetplan by Jeppesen.

Their service department has been wonderful, very helpfull in desinging, developing and tailoring their services for our operation through all these years that we have used their valuable products.

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User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1610 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3013 times:

Jeppesen is the world standard. At SWISS we had a system of different charts. In some ways they were better, but in other ways they were inferior. I don't know why we had a different system, but that was the way it was.

I would be surprised if anyone in the airline business ever switched over to the US government charts. But if I flew privately I would almost certainly use them as they are affordable.

My airline now, Air Wisconsin, uses Jepps.



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Why should passengers care who made the approach plates? Passengers don't even know what approach plates are....

I don't care who made the pad the doctor writes prescriptions on so long as I can get the anti-biotics... same principle


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

FEDEX is in the process of switching from Jepp to LIDO and soon will be using the EFB by LIDO. The study guide arrived today. Sorry Jepp.

User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 4):
FEDEX is in the process of switching from Jepp to LIDO

KLM also use LIDO.



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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 3):
Why should passengers care who made the approach plates? Passengers don't even know what approach plates are....

True but they do keep passengers alive, and they should care about that. Jeppesen himself said he didn't start making the charts for profit, he did it to stay alive.

Quoting Saab2000 (Reply 2):
My airline now, Air Wisconsin, uses Jepps.

I know. You forget I work as a dispatcher for Air Wisky.


User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 6):
Jeppesen himself said he didn't start making the charts for profit, he did it to stay alive.

My father, who was a TWA captain, told me that Jeppesen was a pilot for UA who made his own charts to aid him in navigation to various airports, etc. They were so useful that he made a business out of it.

Interestingly enough, my father created his own customized cheat sheets similar to the charts available through Jeppesen and they were a big hit with the people he flew with.  Smile


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