Garmin Acquires FltPlan
Garmin announced that it has acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), an electronic flight planning, scheduling and trip support service provider that includes the FltPlan.com website and FltPlan Go mobile app. According to the company, FltPlan has more than 165,000 registered users and its services are used to create approximately 6.3 million flight plans annually, making it one of the largest flight planning companies in the world.
“Thousands of pilots and operators depend on FltPlan.com every day for their flight operation needs,” said FltPlan founder Ken Wilson. “We’re looking forward to leveraging decades of experience and industry leadership from Garmin to continue expanding and growing our service offerings and geographical reach for customers.”
FltPlan was established in 1999. It offers basic flight planning and filing services for free via the website and mobile app. The company also provides premium services including safety management, pre-departure clearances, international handling, flight tracking and runway analysis. Financial details of the acquisition have not been made public, but Garmin says that FltPlan’s Connecticut headquarters will continue to support FltPlan services.