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Garmin, FltPlan Integrate Flight Planning Functions

 - October 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

Garmin International, which acquired FltPlan in August, has begun the initial integration of its Garmin Pilot app and the FltPlan web portal, saying the companies have made rapid progress in merging their portfolios. Under the initial phase, pilots will be able to use FltPlan for pre-flight planning and filing and automatically view that same flight plan within the Trip Planning section Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices.

Customers using the Garmin Pilot app can access both recent and future trips that were created on the FltPlan website. Pilots can wirelessly transfer the flight plans from the app to Garmin avionics. The navigation log on the website further can be viewed in Garmin Pilot under the NavLog tab in Trip Planning.

Customers have access to the seamless transition between the FltPlan website and Garmin Pilot app in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Venezuela, and Colombia, Garmin added.

This capability, available as NBAA-BACE 2018 kicks off, is the first in a series of enhancements planned as part of the integration of FltPlan and Garmin products. “We are proud to show early progress and eager to launch this integration between FltPlan and Garmin Pilot,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “This announcement symbolizes the beginning of a much anticipated collaboration that merges the most widely used flight planning and filing tool with an industry-leading app.”

The free FltPlan account provides a range of web-based flight planning and management services, including access to weather, airport information, fuel prices, printable navigation logs, and aircraft performance data.