Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced agreements with business aviation companies Jet Aviation and HK Bellawings Jet for its advanced Jeppesen Operator and Jeppesen JetPlanner Pro digital solutions.
“We are investing in the Jeppesen Operator platform to ensure our customers and flight crews have every possible advantage in terms of safety, convenience and efficiency,” said Dave Paddock, who becomes president of Jet Aviation July 1 after serving four years as senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA. “Jet Aviation manages nearly 300 business aircraft globally, and we are pleased to expand our technology portfolio with these digital solutions.”
Signing a five-year agreement for the Jeppesen Operator digital offering, Jet Aviation now has a tool that integrates its key business aviation functionality in a one-stop shop self-service environment for its U.S. Operations. Jeppesen Operator integrates overall flight planning, runway performance, weight and balance, and crew and fleet scheduling/management. It also integrates self-service trip planning, reporting, customer account management, real-time pricing and cost accounting capabilities.
HK Bellawings Jet signed a seven-year agreement for the Jeppesen JetPlanner Pro offering, which provides end-to-end flight planning, dispatch operations and route optimization for its fleet. With an intuitive dual-screen interface and a built-in business-rule automation system, this digital solution also integrates with other external services to provide a comprehensive operations environment.
“With our fleet expanding gradually at HK Bellawings, optimizing our flight planning services using Boeing tools will enhance operational efficiency and ensure we are using the most efficient routes possible,” said YJ Zhang, President of HK Bellawings Jet. “JetPlanner Pro offers us the planning functionality we need in demanding operational environments, and allows our clients to take over the lead in their tight schedules.”
“These new agreements are a testament to the quality of our offerings,” said William Ampofo, vice president, Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services. “Our customers have put their trust in us to ensure they are operationally ready-and for that we are grateful.”
Signing events for both agreements were held during the EBACE airshow in Geneva, with a live demonstration of the Operator digital solution available for event participants to experience.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. As the top U.S. exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers and invest in its people and future growth.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services and personnel services. Jet Aviation’s European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of some 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com