Labor cost updating jepp charts
Jeppesen, with its JAD (Jeppesen Aviation Database) has taken a beating over the years for its pricing structure and what some call a monopoly in the navigation data market.
United States Nonfarm Unit Labour Cost - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.
But a visit last year to Jeppesens Global Support and Command center at its Englewood, Colorado, headquarters proved that the company is making a sizable effort to help with the frustration.
By Larry Anglisano You aren’t finished writing checks for an account-draining avionics upgrade when you fly it home from the shop. If you’re fat, dumb and happy updating your 0-per-year tablet app, get ready for sticker shock now that you have to feed electronic data into a Garmin or Avidyne suite.
Here’s a primer: Sticking to one brand of avionics could make the chore easier and cheaper.
Sourcing AND storage With some exception—particularly for tablet apps—Colorado-based Jeppesen remains the primary provider of packaged primary navigation data, or Nav Data (which is airports, runways, frequencies, navaids, controlled airspace and restricted airspace) for nearly all certified avionics.