Four Chart Changes You Should Know About
As much as your car, office and home have seen change, so has the flight deck. Lately, it seems the pace and scale of change can cast some doubt on the saying, The more things change the more they stay the same. Not at Jeppesen. While we’re always looking for ways to make our charts more effective, our commitment to optimal navigation and safe operations is unwavering. See for yourself.
Jeppesen’s SID/STAR Charting team held a specification simplification workshop to check-in with you about how you’re using charts, and how we can continue to refine them. And we learned a lot. Below you’ll see a handful of simple changes that remove some unnecessary complexities and align Eastern and Western Hemisphere charting techniques. Next time you get updated charts, look for:
- Procedure Titles Simplified—Titles will no longer include “ARRIVAL” or “DEPARTURE” and the procedure number will no longer be spelled out. For example, the GUNNE TWO ARRIVAL will now simply read GUNNE 2.
- A Key Boundary Style Update—To reduce some potential clutter and increase ease in readability, the boundaries for Special Use and Restrictive Airspace are now a single line. This will replace the wide, hashed line boundary you’re used to seeing.
- Changes to Some T Symbols—SID/STAR charts will no longer use altitude change T symbols. These were used when a MEA, MOCA, MAA, etc. altitude changed between flight track segments.
- But Not all T Symbols Changed—The “T” on a value along a flight track to indicate the altitude in a MOCA (vs a MEA) has not changed. In addition, use of altitude change T’s on Enroute charts remains the same.
Note: The changes noted above will be applied to our SID/STAR charts during routine revision. While they’re important enough to post here, they won’t be published in the form of Chart Change Notices.
When chart changes warrant, we’ll keep you up-to-date with Business Flyer. But, you don’t have to wait. Jeppesen posts links to all Notices and Alerts at www.jeppesen.com. The lower left corner of the home page provides links to Aviation Notices and Alerts, an On Demand Notices service where you can search for significant updates specific to your region or upcoming trip, Production Notices that may impact your charting, and the latest revision dates for all Enroute Charts. Speaking of revision dates and production cycles, how long has it been since you’ve had a refresher on the differences between the various dates you see on a chart? Not to worry. Take a minute now and review this simple two-page guide to understanding the difference between effective and issue dates and how to find them on your charts.
Since Captain Elrey Jeppesen created the first aeronautical chart in 1934, Jeppesen has remained steadfast in its commitment to providing charts that optimize operations and do so with an unequaled understanding of the pilot mindset and cockpit workflow. If you ever have any questions about your Jeppesen charts or NavData, please visit our Technical Support page or call us at (800) 732-2800.