Pilatus aircraft with Honeywell Apex & Aspen Connected Gateway

ForeFlight Mobile 13.1 and later with a Performance Plus or Business Performance subscription can send routes to Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 aircraft that are equipped with both a Honeywell Apex FMS and an Aspen Connected Gateway (CG100P/GC200P).

To send a route the iPad or iPhone must be connected to the Aspen Connected Gateway’s Wi-Fi network, via the Apple Settings > Wi-Fi.

After connecting the Aspen GC100P/GC200P “tile” will be shown in More > Devices.

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Step 1A) Preferred Method to Send a Route to CG100P/CG200P

The preferred method for sending a route to the Aspen Connected Gateway is from the Flights page. Tap the "Send to" button in the upper-right of the Flight page, then tap the Panel button ((+))

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after the route is sent, a pop-up will open to confirm the successful transfer:

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Step 1B) Alternate Method to Send a Route to CG100P/CG200P

On the Maps page tap the “FPL” button to open the Flight Plan Editor and enter a route, then tap the Panel button ((+)) and tap “SendTo Panel” to send the route to the Aspen Connected Gateway.

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IMPORTANT: With either method, SIDs/STARs and Approach procedures cannot currently be transferred, so ForeFlight Mobile automatically removes those when sending to the panel. A pop-up message is shown in ForeFlight Mobile after the route is sent, to remind the pilot that the SIDs/STARs and Approach procedures must be managed in the FMS. Also, airways are flattened into individual waypoints when sending to the panel.

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Step 2) Loading transferred route into the Apex FMS

After the route is sent to the Aspen Connected Gateway,  it must be loaded into the FMS. First, select the FPLN Source to “Gateway” (1) then select the flight from FPLN List (2).

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Clearing routes from the GC100P/GC200P SD Card

The Aspen GC100P/GC200P store transferred routes on an SD card. When the SD card is full, new routes cannot be transferred until the SD card is cleared.

To clear the routes, tap the GC100P/GC200P “tile” on More > Devices, then tap “Delete stored flight plans”.

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IMPORTANT: Deleting stored flight plans will clear ALL routes that have been sent to the Connected Gateway.

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