In the next version of Navigraph Charts, all chart data will be provided by Jeppesen!
According to Navigraph, the new Jeppesen charts format will add many benefits and enable additional functionality requested by users to the Navigraph Charts software.
First and foremost, the coverage will dramatically increase to 6,784 airports. This is the most comprehensive coverage available.
Secondly, with the Jeppesen chart format we can now offer charts in a darker night mode colour scheme.
Thirdly, since Jeppesen charts are generally geo referenced and true-to-scale, Navigraph will be able to place an overlay (“moving maps”) on top of the charts, aiding situational awareness during a flight.
Charts and NavData from One Source
Navigraph Charts will also contain enroute charts that are dynamically rendered based on Jeppesen NavData. Using Jeppesen as a provider for all data will ensure synchronized information between airport charts, enroute charts, addon data formats, and any other data displayed in Navigraph apps and software. The enroute charts will also, to a great extent, use the symbology of the enhanced SID and STAR chart format. Chart updates will follow the regular 28-day AIRAC cycle.
In addition to the user requested features that were technically made available through the Jeppesen chart format, the change to Jeppesen is also based on the results of our user survey where a majority of 2,200 participants reported being the most familiar with Jeppesen charts, and preferring the Jeppesen format among four different chart formats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a release date?
A: Not yet, but it will be soon. The new apps are in beta testing.
Q: Will these new products affect pricing?
A: The final pricing has not yet been released. We do not anticipate a significant change from the current pricing.
Q: Will you honour my current subscription?
A: Yes, all current Charts and Ultimate subscriptions will be honoured in full also after the release of the new system.
Q: Will we also be able to access the previous chart format?
A: The new apps will only have Jeppesen charts.
Q: Will all charts have night mode versions?
Q: Jeppesen is in the process of enhancing the SID and STAR charts as per http://www.jeppesen.com/chart-enhancements. Will you provide these?
Q: Will all charts be geo-referenced?
A: Many charts, but not all. In general, approach charts and ground/taxi charts are geo-referenced. In addition, the enhanced SID and STAR charts (as per above) will also be geo-referenced.
Q: Will you provide both IFR and VFR charts?
A: Currently Navigraph will only provide IFR charts.