Jeppesen, a subsidiary of Boeing, has entered a three-year service agreement with the University of North Dakota (UND) Department of Aviation, which will see the school use Jeppesen's navigation and electronic flight bag (EFB) solutions.
"Integrating Jeppesen charts, data and flight information with our educational programs allows our aviation students to use the same software and programs that professionals in the field are using today on a global scale," commented Paul Lindseth, Dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at University at UND. "Jeppesen sets the standard for accuracy and quality flight information, and we are proud to provide our students with real-world applications that will prepare them for career opportunities."
Students will use the flight information elements of Jeppesen's navigation and EFB services as part of a working airline operations center environment. They will also use Jeppesen's data distribution system, which provides airlines and operators with updates to essential navigation and operational documents and data on an ongoing basis.
Reggie Arsenault, Director of the Business Aviation & General Aviation Flight Operations Portfolio for Boeing Global Services, said, "Teaming with respected universities, flight schools and institutions helps to extend our reach to the next generation of aviation professionals, and we look forward to working with the University of North Dakota to further strengthen their renowned program."
UND Aerospace owns and operates over 150 aircraft and flight training devices, logging an average of over 135,000 hours of flight training each year at its Grand Forks, North Dakota; Meza, Arizona; and Crookston, Minnesota locations.