Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Jeppesen, has announced a three-year service agreement with the University of North Dakota Department of Aviation to provide the school with its industry-leading navigation and electronic flight bag (EFB) services, the company said.
The university will use Jeppesen´s EFB services, navigation information and charts as part of its educational programs. Students will use these Jeppesen flight information elements as part of a working airline operations center environment, gaining hands-on experience. Students also will work with Jeppesen´s data distribution system, which provides airlines and operators with updates to essential navigation and operational documents and data on an ongoing basis.
Jeppesen navigation data is developed from a comprehensive aviation database, which is composed of more than one million records. To ensure accuracy, Jeppesen flight information analysts edit and verify approximately 150,000 database transactions generated from worldwide aviation data source documents during every 28-day revision cycle.
Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.