ENGLEWOOD, COLO., April 20, 2005 – After an intense competition with two European-based organizations, Jeppesen has won the chart and electronic aeronautical data business for both Air Canada and its regional airline subsidiary, Air Canada Jazz. In the end, Jeppesen came out on top because of its solid vision, technical leadership and its ability to deliver Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications while also providing comprehensive worldwide, traditional paper-based services. “We are very pleased to be entering into this partnership with Jeppesen as we move toward a full digital transformation of our routing charts, and we look forward to many years of working together,” said Rob Reid, senior vice president-operations, Air Canada. “We needed a partner that could deliver paper charts while laying out a clear strategy for EFB deployment, and Jeppesen was able to deliver and meet all of our requirements.” A full digital transformation is the goal at Air Canada. To support this effort, Jeppesen will supply paper- and electronic-based flight critical data to both carriers in a series of three phases. Phase one will immediately transition Air Canada’s operation into Jeppesen’s traditional paper-based Airway Manual, trusted for over 70 years by airlines around the globe. The second phase will involve the deployment of Jeppesen’s groundbased
electronic chart delivery system, e-Link, allowing Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz to view and print their tailored navigation chart library via a secure Internet connection. Phase three will set the stage for a paper to electronic transformation at Air Canada. Both companies will work closely together to make the EFB an operational reality, and thus create a pathway for the airline to realize a fully paperless and streamlined flow of navigation data.
The Air Canada contract is a win for both companies, and we are very pleased to have been given the chance to prove what we can do,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president
and COO. “The business environment for Jeppesen is becoming ever more competitive, and our European-based competitors were clearly aiming for Air Canada in order to
establish a North American presence. Jeppesen’s win sends a clear message to the marketplace and further reinforces that we are the worldwide leader in aeronautical data
management. We have the technology and expertise to help our customers make the transition into the next generation of electronic aeronautical data management.”
About Air Canada
Air Canada, together with its regional airline subsidiary Air Canada Jazz, provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 150 destinations, vacation packages to over 90 destinations, as well as maintenance, ground handling and training services to other airlines. Its fleet consists of 293 aircraft. Air Canada Jazz is a subsidiary and serves approximately six million customers per year and averages 724 flights per day.
Jeppesen is recognized as the world’s foremost provider of integrated aviation information solutions. Jeppesen’s portfolio of products and services includes: flight information, flight operations services, international trip planning services, domestic and international fuel programs, aviation weather services and aviation training systems. The Jeppesen group of companies has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, China and Russia. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
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