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Navtech signs contract with U.K. Ministry of Defence

March 20, 2012, Toronto - Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, announced a multi-year contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defence Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (No 1 AIDU) to provide Navtech eCharts to their customers, including the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and The British Army.

March 20, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

No1 AIDU, which is choosing to concentrate on the production of military aerodrome charts, will provide Navtech's electronic charts of commercial aerodromes to UK military services.

AIDU's mission is to "Deliver all aeronautical information products and services to UK Defence through production, partnering or acquisition to support the achievement of Defence objectives."  Like Navtech, this 59 year old government department is ISO 9001 certified, and has a reputation for elite offerings. Their production responsibilities include all aspects of aeronautical data, including arrival, departure, and in-flight data as well as digital cockpit moving map imagery.  These products and data are used for training missions, search and rescue duties, humanitarian aid and other areas of aviation military operations.

Steve Read, Aeronautical Information Requirements Manager at No 1 AIDU said: ''No 1 AIDU are delighted to be working in partnership with Navtech for the supply of our civilian airfield Terminal Charting requirements. The comprehensive worldwide library coverage allows immediate access to arrival, departure and procedure information in support of UK and deployed operations. In addition to accessing Navtech charts using eCharts Office and Web, No 1 AIDU and Navtech have jointly developed the additional capability of displaying eCharts on AIDU's own internal website, allowing both military and commercial information to be accessed at the same time. This has proven to be of great benefit for crews and flight planning staff alike in combining information sources. We look forward to our future work together and developing the supply and delivery of aeronautical information to the UK MoD as our military requirement evolves.''



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