Garmin has added new capabilities to its Pilot EFB application with the integration of FltPlan, following Garmin’s purchase of the flight-planning company last year. Garmin Pilot users can now access FltPlan’s electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Pre-departure Clearances (PDC) services for in the U.S.
The eAPIS and PDC services require paying for premium services at FltPlan. Users can obtain PDCs 20 to 30 minutes before departure on Apple iPads running Garmin Pilot, then view routing, confirm, and activate the flight plan in Garmin Pilot. The app can also be used to enter and upload crew and passenger manifests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Other integration capabilities include viewing suggested FltPlan routing in Garmin Pilot, then filing and activating the flight plan in the app. Features such as European VFR navigation data and flight plan filing in Europe with Eurocontrol validation and filing have also been added to Garmin Pilot.