ForeFlight Expands to European Market

Popular aviation app will be available in Europe starting this summer.

ForeFlight’s mobile app will be introduced to the European market this summer.ForeFlight

Earlier today at the Aero Friedrichshafen expo in Germany, ForeFlight announced that it is introducing its popular aviation app to the European market. The app will be available in Europe later this summer.

“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,” said ForeFlight’s co-founder and CEO, Tyson Weihs.

As in the United States, which has enjoyed an increasing number of ForeFlight capabilities for more than a decade, pilots can review airport information and maps, read up-to-date Notams, plan and brief flights, validate and file flight plans and navigate complex airspace. The app also helps pilots avoid hazards such as traffic, severe weather, and terrain and obstacles through alerts and synthetic vision.

The app can be accessed through a computer, iPad or iPhone. ForeFlight also communicates with certain panel-mounted equipment from Garmin, Avidyne and Dynon, allowing pilots to share flight plans between the platforms.

The European version of ForeFlight will launch with a focus on the German market. The subscription plans will include Jeppesen’s digital VFR and IFR navigation data, as well as AIP procedures, charts and documents provided by Eurocontrol. Three annual subscription plans are available ranging in price from €106.99 to €320.99. Subscription plans include one region: Europe, U.S. or Canada. Additional regions can be added for €100 per year. Jeppesen’s VFR terminal procedures (known as Bottlang charts) and IFR global charts, as well as host nation VFR data packages are available at additional costs.