FAA SID charts show the top altitude, the maximum altitude you can climb to when cleared for the SID. Do Jeppesen SID charts also show the top altitude? I checked some of them but couldn't find it. If Jeppesen charts do not show it, how do you know the maximum altitude for SIDs?


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You ask about Jeppesen in the title, but you mention ICAO in the body.

Does Jeppesen show top altitude? Yes.

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Top image is FAA chart, bottom is Jeppesen. Both for the LOOP SID.

Does ICAO show top altitude? The ICAO charts are produced by NAAs based on ICAO's style if they don't have their own. The FAA has its own format. But the answer is also yes if the top altitude is used.

The top altitude was added for the climb-via instruction, which is a recent addition. Not all states (nations) follow the climb-via and descend-via system just yet. But those who do, will have that information.

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you so much. That's why I couldn't find the top altitude on my country's SID charts. And sorry for the confusion. I momentarily forgot Jeppesen and NACO charts both were used in the US. Thanks $\endgroup$ Oct 14, 2017 at 16:27

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