Senators Tell AeroNav, "Hold Short" on Chart Fees

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

iFlightPlanner learned through a recent AVweb piece that the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee released a report saying that there must be more congressional oversight on the handling and implementation of AeroNav's proposed digital chart fees.

The Committee does not rule out the possibility of pilots needing to pay for access to this data, but it clearly states that AeroNav is to make a better business case for the fees and provide an opportunity for public comment.  The FAA hosted a closed meeting on December 13, 2012 to discuss the proposed changes with suppliers of digital products, but no information regarding final pricing or a time-table for its implementation has been made available.

We have our fingers on the pulse of this situation and have developed a solid working relationship with AeroNav.  Whether you plan your flights using the iFlightPlanner Flight Wizard™, access charts at iFlightPlanner.com/AviationCharts, or fly with iFlightPlanner for iPad, we are committed to providing you with the finest digital charting experience available anywhere.

The iFlightPlanner Crew