SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Jeppesen, a subsidiary of U.S. top aerospace manufacturer Boeing Company (Boeing), is teaming up with aviation hardware and Software provider Bad Elf to simplify flight data update via a mobile technology accessible on iPhone77 or iPad.
Boeing said in a statement Monday that Jeppesen has entered into a new strategic alliance with Bad Elf to establish a wireless data transfer system for aircraft owners and operators to update avionics data using the Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) technology.
Bad Elf has recently released its Bad Elf Wombat portable dataloading/downloading accessory, which is a wireless data transfer system.
JDM enables downloading updates via an iOS device for avionics that use Jeppesen databases, without having to carry a data card to an Internet-connected computer.
Wombat is used to download flight and engine logs that can be shared with apps and services such as CloudAhoy and SavvyAnalysis, the world's most popular and sophisticated platform for analyzing engine monitor data.
"Previously, many aircraft operators needed to update data cards offsite, which often meant working a long distance from their aircraft due to a dependency on traditional landline PC technology," said Mike Abbott, director of Jeppesen Data Solutions, Product & Portfolio Management.
He added that Jeppesen's partnership with Bad Elf allows most general and business aviation customers to use JDM Mobile and the Wombat device to wirelessly update essential charts and data right in the cockpit.
Bad Elf CEO John Cunningham said that with Wombat, pilots can easily collect flight and engine logs for analysis by several partner apps and services to simplify what would otherwise be a tedious task for them to update flight data.
Jeppesen navigation data is developed from a comprehensive aviation database, which is composed of more than 1 million records.
Boeing said Jeppesen flight information analysts edit and verify approximately 1000,000 database transactions generated from worldwide aviation data source documents during every 28-day revision cycle.
Based in Hartford area in the eastern U.S state of Connecticut, Bad Elf produces a range of GPS receivers and other accessories for mobile platforms serving aviation, marine, and geographic information professionals.