Updating jeppeson database
Pilot Pak still has a limited customer set; for now it applies solely to owners of airplanes with late-model Garmin avionics to get single-database pricing for their multiple Garmin products.
An airplane owner who has a GTN 750 and 650 along with a G500 PFD/MFD would pay for one database instead of three. With the three-database configuration described above, the annual cost of database subscriptions would drop by as much as 70 percent.
This FAQ page will hopefully answer most of your questions regarding the available databases. When will Evolution Synthetic Vision be available for Europe, Canada, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Japan, Brunei, etc?
What resolution data is used to render the Evolution Synthetic Vision images?
Select your coverage from the drop down menu on the registration form (Americas or International) and type in your preferred activation date. Nav Data/Obstacle/Cultural data are combined into a single update which is delivered via JSUM (the Jeppesen data update manager) every 28 days. We will automatically forward your product registration information to Jeppesen for activation of the complimentary service. You will receive a confirmation email directly from Jeppesen indicating service activation as well as instructions on how to use their update manager.
Although we make every effort to turn the registrations around very quickly, the entire process may take up to 3-4 days.
If you do not have an active Jeppesen subscription for Aspen data, please see "How does an operator get the new Jeppesen terrain database? If you have a multi-display installation WITH synthetic vision, then ALL of your displays (PFD and MFD) DO qualify for the terrain update.
Jeppesen’s Tim Howard, senior manager of OEM business, told that the project took months of behind the scenes work to accomplish, in part because of the sheer numbers of combinations of avionics and databases involved, and that was with one company and a limited number of its products at that.Who are my support contacts regarding data subscriptions? The Jeppesen data consists of: Nav Data®: Airports, runways, frequencies, navaids, controlled airspace and restricted airspace.Obstacle data: Depiction of the location and height of man-made obstacles that extend above the ground.If you have an active Jeppesen subscription for Aspen data, then the terrain update will automatically appear in your JSUM account (Jeppesen Service Update Manager)*.If you do not have an active Jeppesen subscription for Aspen data, please see "How does an operator get the new Jeppesen terrain database? If you have a multi-display installation WITHOUT synthetic vision, then only your MFDs DO qualify to take the terrain update.Who is the database vendor for Evolution Synthetic Vision? What do single updates and annual subscriptions cost? What benefit does this have for me, a pilot who owns an Aspen MFD? How do I get a subscription from Seattle Avionics for the charts and geo-referenced airport diagrams?Can Aspen data be bundled with other databases (430W, for example) for price discount? Are there any specials or promotions for Aspen customers?Cultural data: Contains boundary and reference information for countries, other major political subdivisions, large water bodies, coastlines, time zones, and other physical and political features.Terrain data: Data that depicts the contours and shapes of the surface of the earth.Single PFD displays do not have a Nav Map view and do not require a micro SD card with terrain data to be loaded into the EFD card slot.If you have a single display installation (Pro PFD) WITH synthetic vision, then you DO qualify for the new terrain update.