Jeppesen Sanderson is a global American company, which specializes in aeronautical cartography, navigation services, flight planning, the experiment needs and flight training. The company is a subsidiary of Boeing.

Jeppesen Sanderson has also published related software that is used in the electronic flight bag product line.

Jeppesen Sanderson is headquartered near Centennial, a suburb of Denver and offices around the world, including Neu-Isenburg ( Germany ) ( since 1957, the production of maps and supply the Eastern Hemisphere ), Crawley (United Kingdom), Canberra ( Australia) ( since 1990), China ( since 1996 ) and Russia ( since 2001). The company was the first to published aeronautical charts for navigation during flight for pilots.


The company was founded in 1934 by the pilot Elrey Borge Jeppesen, who worked even for Varney Airlines. The information he gathered and the cards he drew were, at first only for his personal use, but Mitpiloten quickly saw the benefits of this card and Jeppesen began to copies of his book of maps for $ 10 to sell. Other pilots began to collect data on their own routes and sent this Jeppesen, so he could include it in his book navigation.

Jeppesen worked in the late 1930s for the airline United Airlines after the Varney Airlines were merged with several other companies to United Airlines. United Airlines was one of the first airlines that used the cards from Jeppesen. After a while the card business began to take up so much time of Jeppesen, that he gave up his job as captain and exclusively devoted to the making of maps.

Participation in the extraordinary deliveries of the CIA

On 23 October 2006, the "New Yorker " reported that Jeppesen Sanderson, the logistical planning for the extraordinary deliveries (English: extraordinary rendition ) conducted by the CIA. The claim was based on information from a former employee who quoted Bob Overby, the senior manager of the company with the following words: "We do all the extraordinary deliveries - you know, the torture flights Let's face it, some of these flights end this way. . Makes paid of course. " ( Original: ". .. We do all of the extraordinary rendition flights- you know, the torture flights Free Let's face it, some of thesis flights Free end up that way It Certainly pays well" ) The article has been advised of the possibility that Jeppesen Sanderson could be mitangeklagt in civil proceedings of Khaled El- Masri against this background. In a lawsuit on behalf of several people who were believed to have been subjected to extraordinary rendition, brought up by the ACLU on 30 May 2007, Jeppesen Sanderson was named as co-defendant. The lawsuit was dismissed in February 2008 at the request of the U.S. government, on the grounds that the case would reveal state secrets and jeopardize relations with the cooperating countries. This decision was reversed on April 28, 2009 by a higher court and recorded the process again.


Jeppesen Sanderson provides maps and navigation equipment and related products for the aviation ago ( aviation information services, books, videos, teaching and training materials, electronic navigation data ), to a lesser extent for shipping. The company produces the almost incalculable number of over 60,000 different aeronautical charts that must be periodically updated and reissued as the aeronautical information (frequencies, airfields, airspace structure) subject to change.

Furthermore, flight manuals are manufactured with safety and distributed to more than 300,000 pilots and 400 airlines worldwide. It offered database-driven digital services for flight planning, weather services, navigation data, fuel planning and other services over the Internet.

Thus, the company is the market leader in this field. In fiscal 2005, revenues ( sales) amounted to 120 million U.S. $. The company had 2006 1.600 employees. President and Chief Operations Officer is Mark Van Tine. Vice President for Finance and Supplier Management and Chief Financial Officer Jepson S. Fuller. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Austin Klahn.

The company celebrated on 28 January 2007 centenary of the birth of the founder, who invented the Aeronautical Chart and this invention has implemented commercially successful in his company.


The company was sold in September 2000 for U.S. $ 1.5 billion of Tribune Company at Boeing and is now part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, which in turn belong to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Boeing followed with the purchase of the strategy to expand its business into the aviation service area. Boeing expects in the next 20 years with the company a profit of 2.6 billion U.S. $ to make.

The profit of Jeppesen Sanderson was 1999 (the year before the acquisition by Boeing ) 235 million U.S. $. In order for the purchase price of $ 1.5 billion was six times as high. Under Boeing Jeppesen Sanderson continued to grow, the gains are not recorded separately from Boeing, but were certainly negligible in view of Boeing Commercial Airplanes profit of U.S. $ 40 billion - mainly from the production of commercial aircraft. Before buying in 2000 there were still 10 other bidders Boeing, which drove the purchase price in the amount. The media giant Tribune Company had Jeppesen Sanderson sell in order to pay its debts after buying the Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company had acquired only in June 2000 for U.S. $ 8bn Times Mirror, in which also owns Jeppesen Sanderson was.

However, even if Jeppesen Sanderson, now part of Boeing, to support them with their product range not set to Boeing aircraft and other manufacturers (eg maintenance plans) and are.


The U.S. market is the largest global single market for aeronautical charts and aeronautical products. The market for aeronautical charts and aeronautical products is very stable and not as cyclical as the aerospace industry (aircraft production).

Competitor in the production of aeronautical charts, the FAA, which has significantly more staff ( 48 853 employees). However, the area of ​​responsibility of this government agency is also more extensive. It is represented solely to 19,000 airfields.

Other competitors are National Air Traffic Services ( 5,000 employees ), NAV CANADA ( 5,400 employees), Lufthansa Systems and Navtech