NBAA Convention News

ForeFlight Mobile Gets Better

 - October 23, 2013, 9:50 PM

ForeFlight (Booth N3404) announced enhancements to its popular ForeFlight Mobile iPad app and several collaborations with other aviation companies, all aimed at helping pilots to be more productive during flight planning and in the cockpit.

The ForeFlight Directory is a listing service that enables airport and aviation businesses to showcase themselves, informing users about their businesses by using text, artwork and photo galleries. Three plans are offered: basic, pro and featured. All plans include descriptions of services, live contact links and fuel prices. A pro listing adds logos and photos; and the featured listing provides additional branding and a spot in the featured section.

World Fuel Services (Booth C8509) has partnered with ForeFlight to enhance the branding of the former’s FBOs. All members of World Fuel Services network will have a special designation, with AirElite Diamond Service FBOs also indicated. World Fuel Service’s global network includes FBOs under the Phillips 66 and Ascent brands and AirElite service designation.

FlightAware (Booth C9836), the flight-tracking service, announced a capability that enables the delivery of expected route alerts to ForeFlight Mobile for aircraft with blocked tail numbers. This is designed for ForeFlight Mobile customers who also participate in FlightAware’s selective unblocking service.

ForeFlight Mobile’s flight-alert feature notifies pilots on their iPads or iPhones when ATC issues an expected route for an IFR flight plan. Tapping on the push notification or email link automatically loads an expected route into the moving map and updates flight plan information in ForeFlight Mobile.

“Having access to amended routes before getting into the cockpit is a huge benefit for pilots. Being able to offer that to operators of blocked tail numbers is a huge differentiator for both FlightAware and ForeFlight,” said Daniel Baker, FlightAware CEO.