August 30, 2018
Garmin Acquires FltPlan
Garmin, known in the aviation world as a leading supplier of navigation hardware and related avionics, announced this week that they have acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), a provider of electronic flight planning services.
FltPlan, in business for almost 20 years, has become one of the largest suppliers of flight planning services in the world, creating over 6.3 million flight plans annually and boasts 165,000 registered users. They are particularly known in the GA community for their free flight planning website, FltPlan.com, and free smart-phone app FltPlan Go.
“We are happy to have the FltPlan team join the Garmin family,” said Phil Straub, Garmin’s executive vice-president for aviation. “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.”
FltPlan also offers premium services including SMS (safety management services), PDCs (pre-departure clearances), eAPIS and APIS (advanced passenger information system), among others. Plans are for FltPlan to work towards the integration of FltPlan into what Garmin refers to as their ‘aviation ecosystem’.
Financial details of the transaction were not released.