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Old 04-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #1  
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I'm curious - we switched to the Jepps EFB at Fedex recently (what a pos). Our company recently said over 30 airlines use this software and I know of none. If your airline uses Jepps EFB please post here and your impression of it.
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AA uses it. Although not perfect, it sure beats hauling 30 pounds of Jepp manuals on a trip!
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What airline uses ANY EFB?
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Define "Jepps EFB". You mean Jepps on the iPad (Jepp FDPro/JeppFD)? Or on a different EFB unit (Jepp Flightdeck).
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At AA, we use a thing called "TC Pro". I have no idea if that is different than FD.

It's simply electronic Jepp charts, with a search feature, and a way to select, save, and manipulate favorites. Our version has our own company pages within the standard Jepp pages.

Good part: Being able to zoom in, especially while taxiing, or trying to read fine print, is awesome. Also awesome for night flying, since it's all self-illuminated. Updates of course are zero effort, and you have complete confidence in the accuracy.

Bad part: I honestly can't think of any. There have been some reports of bugginess, but mine works fine.

Everything we need now to fly is electronic, including aircraft and company manuals. Exceptions: enroute charts and 10-1 pages, and those are supposed to be electronic within 6 months or so. We still must carry a paper QRH, and that requirement will probably never go away.

I'm loving it. If you do day turns and don't mind the risk of diversion, everything you need fits in a small leather bag, a man-purse, or briefcase.
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Foreflight is way better than Jepp. BUT, it lacks international capability
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At Alaska we use JeppFD-Pro on the Ipad.. I really like it so far. It can be a bit of pain when it's really bright out and I'm still getting used to it at night. Over all it's a great resource and it sure beats Jepp revisions!!!
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I agree, almost anything is better than lugging around Jepp charts.
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I'm curious - we switched to the Jepps EFB at Fedex recently (what a pos). Our company recently said over 30 airlines use this software and I know of none. If your airline uses Jepps EFB please post here and your impression of it.
We use Jeppesen charts on our EFBs. I think they work great.
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Ok. Good thoughts. We at Fedex switched from LIDO EFB which was really a nice product - electronic, not just photos of the Jepps plates which is all our Jepps EFB is (not iPad). Jepps was a huge step down for us in my opinion but if you went directly from paper Jepps to any electronic version I could see where that would be an improvement.

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