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Garmin Acquires Flight-Planning Service

By Nick Zazulia | August 30, 2018
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Creating a flight plan on (Avionics screenshot from a Flight Plan video)

Garmin has acquired Connecticut-based electronic flight-planning services provider Flight Plan, purveyor of and the FltPlan Go mobile app, the company announced Wednesday.

“We look forward to combining the comprehensive flight planning and flight management services available from FltPlan with our robust lineup of products and services to provide an unmatched portfolio of end-to-end services to our customers," said Garmin EVP and Managing Director of Aviation Phil Straub.

A representative for Garmin said that the company told Avionics that the company was not ready to announce a timeline for the integration, but that it planned to "invest heavily" in Flight Plan to grow its offerings as part of the Garmin ecosystem. They also confirmed that both the Garmin Pilot app and the FltPlan Go app would continue to be used and expanded alongside each other.

Flight Plan has more than 165,000 registered users and creates more than 6.3 million flight plans per year through its free flight planning and filing service for North America, Central America and parts of South America on its website and app available to iOS, Android and Windows device users. The company also offers additional paid services such as runway analysis, pre-departure clearances and post-flight reporting.

Flight Plan is a privately held company and Garmin said it does not plan to release financial terms of the deal.


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