Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is it important to keep my NavData current? Jeppesen processes over , NavData records each cycle. Chances are any one of these changes may impact your next flight. Whether you're using Jeppesen NavData for primary navigation or for supplemental purposes, it is important to keep your NavData current to improve the safety of your flight and operation. How often is Jeppesen NavData updated? How often is Jeppesen Obstacle data updated?
Am I able to download and update my NavData prior to the effective date for a future trip? For your convenience, NavData updates are available to download from JDM up to 10 days prior to the effective date. It is important to understand that the database cannot be used until the effective date because the changes in the database are not approved for use until the effective date.
If used prematurely, it may cause ATC problems and impact safety of flight. I have multiple avionics systems in my aircraft that require NavData. Do I need to purchase a separate subscription for each?
While each supported avionics system uses Jeppesen NavData, each version is different. Therefore, each system must have its own subscription because each database is different. Jeppesen Charts for Multi-Function Display: How often are Jeppesen charts updated on my MFD? Jeppesen charts for Multi-Function Displays are updated every 14 days. View Jeppesen's Chart Update Schedule. Can I use Jeppesen electronic charts as a paper replacement?
Depending what flight rules you fly under, the answer may be yes. This new AC was developed specifically to provide guidance to general and business aviation pilots who operate under 14 CFR Part NavSuite for Multi-Function Display combines electronic charts and flight planning solutions you can use on the ground and in the air in addition to your MFD.
Get more information Q. Can I purchase a trip kit or change my coverage and have the new coverage show up immediately? If you need to expand or modify your coverage area, please contact Jeppesen Sales Support. You will be able to download the additional coverage approximately one hour after placing the order. Is the flight information the same? However, you may occasionally notice a few minor differences between what is seen on your charts and what is generated from the navigation database.
These may be caused by any or all of the following: Differences in publication criteria - Our NavData is updated and issued every 28 days. This is a relatively quick and simple operation for the user, since all of the changes are included on the updated media that is loaded into the aircraft navigation system or a mainframe computer system. The charts are quite a different story, as each chart must be individually updated and published.
Variations, such as differences in information cut-off dates and lead-time requirements, may bring about distribution in one medium before the other. The change notices provide a weekly or bi-weekly update to the NavData and Chart services. A review of the Jeppesen Change Notices pages prior to using either service will help to ensure that you have the most current information. Differences in the method used to determine bearing and distance values on charts and in computerized navigational systems - bearings and distances on airways, approach transitions and instrument approaches are published in a country's Aeronautical Information Publication AIP.
Almost exclusively, these values are taken from the AIP and published on Jeppesen charts. In contrast, the navigation database contains exact locations of the NAVAIDS used to form tracks of airways, approach transitions and instrument approaches.
System software computes great-circle route bearings and distances based on the most current NAVAID information on the desired route. This data is then presented on the system display. Slight differences in bearing and distance may not be changed in the AIP, and consequently, they may not change on the charts. However, if NAVAID information has changed even minutely, differences may show up because the bearings and distances displayed are computed by the navigation system or computer flight-planning software each time a particular track is called up.
Differences in waypoint names and coordinates - Waypoint names that are published on our charts are taken directly from official government sources. In some countries, there are no restrictions on the number of characters used in the name. Computerized navigation system software limits waypoint names to a maximum of five characters.
Therefore, waypoint names with more than five characters will be abbreviated for entry into the navigation database. Jeppesen has included an explanation of the method used to abbreviate these names on NavData pages 5 through 10, titled "NavData Name Conventions. In addition, there are unnamed turning points and intersections depicted on charts that must be included in the navigation database. Consequently, certain names may appear in a computerized system that does not appear on a chart.
The method used to identify these turning points and intersections is also included in "NavData Name Conventions. What updates does Jeppesen provide? I've been told from my aircraft dealer that I must purchase and install Garmin's ChartView in order to view Jeppesen Charts on my G What is this for?
ChartView is not a Jeppesen product. Please contact Garmin or one of their dealers or visit flyGarmin. I've been told the high price Garmin charges for ChartView is to cover fees Jeppesen imposes on Garmin to display Jeppesen chart.
Jeppesen has no direct influence on the fee Garmin charges for ChartView. Jeppesen charts include additional value for USA locations because we carefully analyze each data change issued by various FAA Federal Aviation Administration agencies and validate the changes are fit for use before publishing our charts.
Furthermore, we offer more coverage options 16 sub-regions within the United States. Jeppesen offers 58 different coverages that encompass the globe. No matter where you fly, Jeppesen charts are available in the same reliable, consistent format.
Jeppesen charts are updated every 14 days to ensure you have the most up-to-date chart information. Garmin FliteCharts are updated every 28 days. Jeppesen charts are produced in our proprietary format which requires less disc space resulting in smaller database size. Jeppesen Charts allows for quicker download and program times each cycle which saves you valuable time. Can these use the same data cards?
The cards are not interchangeable because they are specifically designed for the GPS model they support. Where can I get this card? This includes the following GPS models: While the cards look alike, the inside technology is different. An easy way to distinguish between the cards is to look at the label. I need to update the NavData on my Bendix King.
Can I get this update from Jeppesen? Does Jeppesen still support NavData for this model? Due to normal growth of Jeppesen NavData, the size capacity of the legacy BFGoodrich system has reached the point where Jeppesen and L3 Communications could no longer offer support. I have an old Trimble GPS. More information on FreeFlight's 4MB upgrade package.
I need to buy a replacement card for my FreeFlight Navigator. FreeFlight is the only supplier for these cards.
Please visit FreeFlight for more information. Most avionics and some portable device services sold by Jeppesen for general and business aviation are available to update using JDM Jeppesen Distribution Manager.