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Jeppesen, ForeFlight partnership takes offJeppesen, ForeFlight partnership takes off

Editor's note: This article was updated Oct. 11 to include the new Jeppesen charts available on ForeFlight.

Jeppesen's partnership with ForeFlight has brought in about 5,000 new subscribers to the Boeing-owned company since it was announced in May—and it's the "tip of the iceberg" for the two companies' future plans, Jeppesen officials said.

Jeppesen charts are available on ForeFlight. Image courtesy of ForeFlight.

Jeppesen's FliteDeck Pro app, which will incorporate ForeFlight's mapping engine, will be released early in 2018.

"The amount of innovation between the two companies has been amazing," said Jeppesen's Scott Reagan.

ForeFlight included the option for subscribers to get Jeppesen terminal procedures on ForeFlight mobile beginning in June. Since then, it's expanded to include Jeppesen's data-driven VFR and IFR en route charts, too.

Jeppesen will begin offering its FliteDeck Pro app with ForeFlight's mapping engine beginning in the first quarter of 2018. Reagan said incorporating ForeFlight with its worldwide charts in a product designed for professional pilots has taken more time. But it's likely to be the starting point for a series of future new products.

More than 1 million pilots around the world use Jeppesen charts. "It's a full worldwide, paperless system," Reagan said.

Dave Hirschman

Dave Hirschman

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
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