Garmin's Pilot App To Integrate Jeppesen's Charts For IOS

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) owned Garmin International Inc. and The Boeing Company’s (BA) Jeppesen unit recently announced an agreement to integrate geo-referenced Jeppesen terminal charts within the Garmin Pilot app on iOS.

With the commencement of the partnership, the pilots can now view the Jeppesen charts within the Garmin Pilot app in split-screen mode along with a moving map.

While commenting on the partnership, Reggie Arsenault, director, Jeppesen General Aviation Client Management, said that though the company will keep supporting the Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck, it will work along with Garmin so as to provide innovative flight data and charting capabilities.

Benefits

Improved Flying Experience: The partnership is expected to improve the flying experience for general aviation pilots and facilitate advancements in cockpit technology.

Glide Range Ring: The pilots now have an option to have a look at the glide range ring superimposed on a moving map displayed on Apple mobile devices in order to gauge the distance an aircraft can cover in a best glide range configuration.

Win-Win Situation for All: While the pilots flying behind the Garmin avionics with Jeppesen charts can now transition between the app and the installed displays in the cockpit seamlessly, Jeppesen customers can keep using their preferred chart source along with Garmin Pilot’s feature-rich options.

No Additional Charges: Customers who subscribe to Jeppesen data and Garmin Pilot IFR Premium both can have access to Jeppesen charts within the application at no additional charges.

Competition

We note that competition in the aviation apps segment is quite fierce with the presence of contenders like ForeFlight Mobile, Flight Guide iEFB and WingX Pro7.

Applications are available for both the iOS and Android platforms.

Zacks Rank

At present, Garmin has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Better-ranked stocks in the broader technology space are Mistras Group, Inc. MG and VOXX International Corp. VOXX, both carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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