This company helps map the way for pilots, mariners, and railway engineers. Jeppesen Sanderson is a leading publisher of navigation charts, reference materials, and other information products for the aviation, marine, and rail transportation industries. It offers printed and electronic navigation data along with computerized tools for planning trips and making other important calculations. Jeppesen also publishes training materials and offers logistics services for the air, marine, and rail industries. Captain E.B. Jeppesen started the business in 1934, producing the first instrument flying charts in the basement of his Salt Lake City home. Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, owns Jeppesen Sanderson.
Jeppesen is based in Englewood, Colorado. It has offices at about 50 locations around the world.
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The company has numerous partnership agreements and long-term contracts. Partners include BP, British Airways, and Honeywell.
The company works to grow through constant product innovation. Like the rest of the publishing world, Jeppesen is joining the digital age as the primarily paper-based industry begins to rely heavily on electronic information. The company is using Apple's iPad tablet to offer a digital tool for pilots through Jeppesen Mobile TC -- its aviation iPad application for airport information and approach procedures. The app gives Jeppesen customers of its electronic charting subscription offering the ability to digitally access instrument charts and airport diagrams, replacing the need for paper charts and diagrams in the cockpit.
Jeppesen Sanderson sold its Journey Planning business and Integrated Public Transport Information System (IPTIS) to SliverRail Technologies in fiscal 2013.