Garmin announced today that it has completed the acquisition of aircraft performance data provider AeroData. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company’s products include runway analysis, takeoff and en route performance, weight and balance, passenger and cargo load planning, a global airport obstacle database, notam monitoring, and custom software.
In December, Garmin announced the integration of AeroData’s runway analysis services with FltPlan, the flight planning company that Garmin purchased in 2018. Garmin plans to look at more ways to add AeroData capabilities for its business aviation customers. “We look forward to building upon AeroData’s incredible success in providing advanced software solutions for both air transport and business aviation,” said Phil Straub, Garmin executive v-p and managing director of aviation. “In addition to broadening Garmin’s presence in commercial aviation, AeroData’s extensive load planning, performance, and flight path analysis expertise significantly enhances and expands our digital services portfolio.”
AeroData will continue operating under its brand at the Scottdale location. The company’s customer base includes more than 135 airlines and it provides “performance data to more than 70 percent of airline flights in North America,” according to Garmin.
“AeroData provides aircraft performance data for more than 20,000 commercial flights each day,” said AeroData president Terry McDonough, “and we are excited to further expand this reach to commercial and business aviation customers worldwide within the Garmin aviation ecosystem.”