OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 886 times:
Jeppesen is the main supplier to the aviation industry, and they have many different coverage packages at many different prices. For example, if your company only flew east of the Mississippi, there'd be no sense in having plates for LAX, etc. Most airlines have "tailored" coverage manuals specifically for the airports that are listed in an airline's particular Operations Specifications as being authorized for. The airlines pick-up the cost for each pilot. In the general aviation or bizjet world, it varies. I thing the rough price for a nationwide coverage is about $700 a year, which includes weekly revisions. Check out Jeppesen's site at (naturally) www.jeppesen.com for more specifics.
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 32 Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 885 times:
Some airlines only supply the aircraft with a set of Jeppsens, some supply the entire crew, and some supply on the captain. It's different for all airlines.
If you want to use Jeppsens but don't want to incure the cost of an entire subscription get the Jepp Express pack at the local pilot supplystore. They have all the plates for a certain region. There are no updates. You must buy anew pack every few weeks. But you only buy them if you need them, saving some money.