Garmin Acquires Trip Support Firm FltPlan
Source: AIO/ Chad Trautvetter – August 29, 2018
FltPlan offers self-service flight management solutions and premium offerings for business and general aviation operators. (Photo: FltPlan)
Garmin has acquired flight planning, scheduling, and trip support services company FltPlan for an undisclosed amount, the avionics manufacturer announced on August 29. More than 6.3 million flight plans are created annually by FltPlan’s 165,000 registered users via its website or FltPlan Go app, making it one of the largest flight-planning companies in the world.
FltPlan offers self-service flight management solutions and premium offerings for business and general aviation operators. Its free services include online flight planning for U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Panama, and parts of Venezuela and Colombia through its website or FltPlan Go app for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
In addition, its premium products include safety management systems; pre-departure clearances; eAPIS and APIS for Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean; premium flight tracking; dot-com call sign program; and runway analysis. The company also offers a suite of services ranging from scheduling and trip coordination to post-flight reporting, such as its FltLogic flight scheduling program and FltPlan Manager integrated fleet management tool.
“We look forward to combining the comprehensive flight-planning and management services available from FltPlan with our robust lineup of products and services to provide an unmatched portfolio of endto-end services to our customers,” said Garmin executive vice president and managing director of aviation Phil Straub.
With compatible Garmin avionics, pilots can already transfer flight plans from the FltPlan Go app into their avionics. This flight-plan transfer capability is available with Flight Stream 510 and Flight Stream 210–equipped aircraft using Garmin 650/750 and 430/530W series avionics. In addition, flight plans created on the FltPlan website can also be transferred to the Garmin Pilot app.