29-Nov-2023 Source: ForeFlight
ForeFlight, a Boeing company, the leading electronic flight bag provider for the General, Business, and Military Aviation markets, is introducing new subscription regions to facilitate the future rollout of government charts, documents and localized data for countries in these regions. New and existing ForeFlight customers can visit foreflight.com/buy to select their region as part of their subscription purchase or renewal.
ForeFlight Mobile is already well-suited for pilots anywhere in the world thanks to its extensive global datasets for terrain, obstacles, aeronautical data, and more, in addition to its integration with Jeppesen charts enabling global flight planning and inflight use. Government-sourced charts and documents for a smaller set of countries and regions — the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe — have previously been available as included or paid add-ons to each ForeFlight subscription plan.
With the release of ForeFlight version 15.11, pilots who fly outside these regions can now purchase or update their subscriptions to reflect the region they fly in. The newly-added regions covering the rest of the world include Latin America, Africa, the Middle East & South Asia, Asia & Pacific, and New Zealand. ForeFlight customers with these regions will gain access to government charts, data and documents as this data is sourced, processed, and released by the ForeFlight team over time.
“Pilots around the world are already using ForeFlight, whether that’s to plan flights using our extensive global aeronautical database or use powerful features that enhance safety and situational awareness,” said Josh Tahmasebi, ForeFlight’s Director of Product for International. “Adding these new regions is the first step in being able to deliver new charts, data and documents to more pilots around the world. We encourage pilots to ensure their subscription includes the regions that best suit their needs as this will ensure they quickly receive data updates as they become available.”
Pilots in Brazil can already benefit from this change with the introduction of government charts, data and documents from Brazil’s Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) as part of the new Latin America region.
As additional charts, data and documents become available, ForeFlight has introduced a new tool to easily see what is available in each country at foreflight.com/country-support
ForeFlight subscriptions include one region by default, but customers can purchase additional regions for an added cost to better support flight planning and flying across multiple regions. While customers may also purchase one or more Jeppesen chart coverages as part of their ForeFlight subscription, note that these coverages do not relate to or depend on a customer’s selected subscription region, which only confers government charts and local data for that region, if available.
“We have witnessed tremendous enthusiasm and success in the regions we currently support, which has been a driving force behind our continued expansion,” said Tim Schuetze, CEO of ForeFlight. “With these new region offerings, we are poised to accelerate the delivery of software and data products to existing and new customers, enabling us to provide the most comprehensive flight resources to pilots around the world.”