Navigation Database Services


NDB Explorer - More Information


COMPARE

Premium Feature – licensed separately

The compare function identifies changes and differences between navigation databases. NDB Explorer allows the comparison of Navigation Databases, loadable media, SQLite export files, and Gold Standard Databases. It provides overall change statistics and displays all differences with an intuitive side-by-side comparison. The results can be filtered and refined to highlight key differences in tailored data, RNP-AR procedures, and all other record types. Contact Us for pricing information.

Features:

• Quickly identify data that has been added, removed, and changed.
• Intuitive side-by-side comparison
• Filters on tailored data and RNP-AR procedures


GOLD STANDARD DATABASE

Premium Feature – licensed with Compare

The Gold Standard Database function establishes a reference database containing previously validated data. Once a Gold Standard Database has been created the compare function enables cyclic monitoring of any navigation database record, such as RNP-AR procedures, company routes, and RNAV overlays of conventional approaches. NDB Explorer records a detailed history of user-provided comments for each record in the Gold Standard Database for change management and auditing purposes. Contact Us for pricing information.

Features:

• Simple monitoring of navigation data
• Enabled efficient procedure validation




LATERAL VIEW

Premium Feature – licensed separately

The Lateral Viewer function displays a top-down predicted view of all procedures, airways, and company routes in an NDB. The lateral path is created using GE FMS predictions and provides valuable insight into the predicted path flown by the flight crew. Contact Us for pricing information.

Features:

• Top-down lateral view of any procedure
• Real FMS path predictions
• Excellent situational awareness


EXPORT

Premium Feature – licensed separately

The Export function allows the customer to export the contents of the NDB to PDF or an SQLite relational database intended for machine-to-machine communication. The export file can be used by custom tools and applications for customer-specific needs. In addition to the relational data tables, the export file includes database views of procedures to support human readability. Contact Us for pricing information.

Features:

• Flexible SQLite format supports custom tools and applications
• Accurate representation of the NDB in an industry-standard format
• Human-friendly procedure views


AIRCRAFT LOADABLE MEDIA

Included with NDB Update Service

The Aircraft Loadable Media function creates loadable media from a GE Aviation-packed Navigation Database (NDB) onto diskettes, the hard drive, or any Windows-compatible storage device for loading into our Flight Management Computer System. These media sets are relied on by commercial and military customers all over the world every 28 days. NDB Explorer can create ARINC 615 media to be loaded over ARINC 429 or ARINC 665 media that can then be loaded over Ethernet via an ARINC 615A data loader. An ARINC 615 media set can be split into diskette-sized directories on a Windows storage device. This eliminates the need for centralized media creation specialists to write to physical diskettes before deploying to the fleet.

Features:

• ARINC 615 to hard drive or diskette(s)
• Split an ARINC 615 file for diskettes on hard drive
• ARINC 615A/665 support


BROWSE, SEARCH, EXPLORE

Included with NDB Update Service

The Browse and Search Functions enable an interactive view into the content of the navigation database. The browse function displays an expandable list of all navigation data records and allows you to identify all references to other records. The search function allows specific records to be quickly found and displayed by typing a few letters of the associated record’s identifier. Selected data is displayed in its own tab, and any related records are available to expand and explore.

Features:

• Browse entire contents of an NDB
• Search for specific content in an NDB
• Expand and Explore references to other records


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