Jeppesen (part of Boeing Digital Aviation), has signed a 5-year agreement with the State Scientific Center of Russian Federation GosNIIAS, the company reports.
According to the agreement, GosNIIAS will test and evaluate integration of the prototype of an integrated navigation information solution developed by Jeppesen with MS-21 aircraft’s integrated modular avionics (IMA), said in the statement.
“The navigation solution comprises data, airfield maps and charts, en-route charts, electronic aerodrome chart and FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services with centralized data management capabilities, - the company noted. – The Jeppesen’s prototype will be integrated with the displays located on the front panel and EFB”.
“Cooperation with GosNIIAS will allow us to present our vision for providing navigation data and EFB information through front panel IMA avionics”, - Thomas Wede, president of Jeppesen, said. “The agreement with such a famous and highly regarded research institute highlights a mutual commitment to deliver flight deck functionality based on NextGen air-traffic control concept intended for increasing the operational efficiency and optimizing access to important data.”
The application developed by Jeppesen will be integrated with the IMA avionics platform developed by GosNIIAS for next-generation aircraft.
“Our relationships with Jeppesen, Irkut Corporation, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and other leading organizations will allow us to evaluate important state-of-the-art flight information solutions intended for improving the efficiency of flights performed by the carriers”, - Zheltov Sergey, CEO of GosNIIAS, said.
The joint test and evaluation program was presented at MAKS-2013 air show.