ForeFlight Previews ForeFlight Mobile for Europe at Aero Friedrichshafen


By ForeFlight ForeFlight develops the essential, powerful, and popular integrated flight application for VFR and IFR pilots that delivers the data, information, and capabilities needed to quickly and safely plan, fly, and log flights. FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, DE | April 18, 2018: ForeFlight announced that it will introduce its flagship integrated flight application in Europe this summer. ForeFlight Mobile, which will be on display for demonstration at AERO Friedrichshafen (stand A3-504), is the most widely used application by individual pilots and professional flight crews to efficiently access weather, airport information, plan flights with optimized routing, file flight plans via EUROCONTROL, access and manage electronic charts and maps, reference flight manuals and documents, avoid terrain and obstacles with state-of-the-art hazard awareness tools, access in-flight weather where supported, and aid enroute navigation. Plan, brief, and file with ForeFlight on mobile and the web. Additional product images below. ForeFlight will offer European pilots — beginning with a focus in the German market — a single solution for VFR and IFR flying. All subscription plans for the Europe region will include Jeppesen's best-in-class digital VFR and IFR navigation data, which are dynamically rendered directly on ForeFlight's fast data-driven aeronautical map, as well as AIP procedures, charts, and documents provided via EUROCONTROL. Optional purchases will include Jeppesen VFR terminal procedures (formerly Bottlang charts), Jeppesen IFR global chart coverages (available today), and host nation VFR data packages – initially with an option to add charts and procedures from DFS. “ForeFlight is excited to unveil ForeFlight Mobile's European capabilities at AERO Friedrichshafen,” said ForeFlight Co-founder and CEO, Tyson Weihs. “We are combining an array of high-quality European data, our EUROCONTROL-integrated flight planning and filing capabilities, and a broad suite of navigation and safety features to deliver a uniquely powerful and affordable integrated flight application for VFR and IFR flying. With one application, pilots can review airport information and maps, NOTAMs, plan and brief flights for pistons or jets, validate and file flight plans with EUROCONTROL, navigate complex airspace, avoid terrain and obstacles with hazard alerts and synthetic vision, access weather and traffic in-flight where supported, automatically update databases, and transfer flight plans directly from ForeFlight Mobile into Garmin, Avidyne, and Dynon avionics.” “Our team members in Denmark, Germany, UK, and Finland – along with our large beta team and thousands of current European customers – are flying throughout Europe every week and helping us carefully craft a great product that works well here,” said Kim Lantz, ForeFlight European Director.… Read more ...

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FAA Statement on Issuing Airworthiness Directive (AD)


The FAA will issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines. The directive will require an ultrasonic inspection of fan blades when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Any blades that fail the inspection will have to be replaced. Read more here:: FAA Statement on Issuing Airworthiness Directive (AD)… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 18-16


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NBAA Resource Provides Real-Time Education on Runway Conditions


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Business Aviation Insider: International Operators Need to Prepare for CORSIA


ICAO has for many years been developing a framework for minimizing international aviation emissions, known as CORSIA. NBAA and the International Business Aviation Council fought for and won a "small emitter" exemption to the emissions plan, which recognizes business aviation's minimal emissions. As a result, CORSIA will not apply to most business aircraft operations, but operators meeting the emissions criteria must begin gathering international flight data and be prepared to present their emissions findings. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: International Operators Need to Prepare for CORSIA… Read more ...

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The Week In Technology, April 23-27, 2018


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The Week In Technology, April 23-27, 2018


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FAA Response to 60 Minutes Story of April 15, 2018


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Business Aviation Safety Summit to Feature Year-in-Review, Exhibitor Demos


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Portion of Taxiway Z Closed at Washington Dulles Airport Through June 1


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