Jeppesen will be decommissioning its legacy map engine that powers much of the information in the AOPA Flight Planner. Because of this, AOPA will be sunsetting the planner by the end of April.
The engine that powers the Flight Planner has become obsolete. After March 31, the Flight Planner will no longer be supported, and it will no longer be available after April 30.
“With the flight planning engine that powers the current AOPA Flight Planner being decommissioned, AOPA has to move ahead and look at new ways to provide pilots access to other desktop flight planners, and to have access to great EFB options for when they fly,” said Jiri Marousek, AOPA senior vice president of marketing. “The industry is moving ahead in developing and growing some fantastic products for both desktop and mobile that keep pilots better informed and safer than ever when they fly.
“We will keep working with the industry, and adding those options as quickly as possible. We understand that any change of tool like the Flight Planner is inconvenient for any pilot using it, and we are working to minimize that. Of course, we are also focused on our critical mission of protecting and growing aviation, training and educating pilots to be better and safer, and adding benefits for AOPA pilots.”