22 Mar 2012


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Offering business jet operators expanded electronic charts coverage through iPad EFB

March 22, 2012 (TORONTO) – Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, announced a new partnership with GlobalNavSource to provide Navtech iCharts and Navtech iCharts Enroute via the GlobalNavSource Electronic Flight Bag platform, EFB v2.0.  Together, a broader collection of international aeronautical charts is being offered to GlobalNavSource Business and General Aviation customers through the in-flight EFB app, supporting paperless operations and giving pilots more convenient access to charts, plates, weather and other data. The iCharts and iCharts Enroute subscriptions can be purchased as trip-kits online at

GlobalNavSource is an iPad EFB Pioneer that has paved the way for operators seeking FAA approval for paperless ops on iPads.   GNS provides cost effective Rapid Decompression (RD) and EMI testing and certification necessary for an iPad to be an approved EFB. GlobalNavSource is the developer of the iPad app EFB 2.0, which is easy to use, intuitive, and is a favorite of professional pilots.   “By providing the Navtech electronic charts library through the GlobalNavSource EFB app, Navtech iCharts will be more widely available.  Customers now have a new channel to receive our electronic charts and we are pleased to work with GlobalNavSource,” said Patrik Strömqvist, Product Director, Charts.

“We are pleased to work together with Navtech to bring the Navtech Charts data as another  option for our EFB customers. We have customers that conduct occasional international trips and really benefit from a cost effective international trip-kit for their iPad EFB app,” said Jeff Ariens, CEO GlobalNavSource.

Navtech’s electronic charts, derived from a growing and expansive library, support all EFB Classes (1, 2 & 3) with terminal and seamless enroute charts.   Navtech iCharts and Navtech iCharts Enroute have specific features to enhance iPad viewing including: touch screen GUI, improved night mode visualization, enhanced search functionality for full content, and crosstalk functionality between connected flight deck units.  Navtech iCharts Enroute offers additional specific features for iPad use which include: improved readability with auto de-clutter feature layers, zoom levels, route highlighter, and on-the-fly filtering of high/low level information.

To learn more about Navtech’s iCharts and its other products and services for the aviation industry

To learn more about GNS’s iPad EFB products, visit

About Navtech, Inc. – Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers.  Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions.  Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts.  These products directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Headquartered just outside Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario — Canada’s technology center — Navtech also has locations in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world.  Its home on the web is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.

About GlobalNavSource – GlobalNavSource is an iPad EFB specialist. GlobalNavSource pioneered the path to allow FAA approval of iPad based EFB solutions. GlobalNavSource has all aspects of certification covered regardless if you operate under Part 91, 135 or 121. A large altitude chamber brings effective Rapid Decompression (RD) & EMI testing in accordance with RTCA DO160G to operators of all aircraft sizes..  GlobalNavSource is the developer of the iPad EFB app. EFB offers a user friendly intuitive interaction with GlobalNavSource charts and plates. Subscription Plans are available for worldwide coverage or cost effective GA domestic US coverage. Regardless of which chart data provider you use, GlobalNavSource can assist with your required approvals and accessories to support an iPad based EFB solution.

Navtech Media Contact: Andrea Murray, +1-519-747-1170 or
GlobalNavSource Media Contact: Julie Mirecki, +1 800-281-6477 ext. 4 or