What is Dispatch?

ForeFlight Dispatch is a powerful new component of ForeFlight web that delivers advanced, multi-user, "schedule-to-mobile" flight planning for flight departments of any size, from just one to many hundreds of aircraft.

Note: Each user of ForeFlight Dispatch must have a Business Performance subscription.

 

Collaborative Flight Planning in One Place

ForeFlight Dispatch keeps your entire operation in sync and running smoothly by providing a centralized list of all planned and filed flights that’s visible to everyone. Planners can get better insight into the status of any flight and an overall view of the day’s operations, while pilots can easily see flights assigned to them both on the web and on their mobile devices.

This includes a Central Flight Status ViewATC Messages allowing you to monitor filed flight plans, and Quick Actions to File, Delay, and Cancel flights, as well as view Flight Documents.   

Flexible Scheduling Integrations

Dispatch’s Scheduling API allows ForeFlight to integrate with scheduling software providers and enterprise systems to seamlessly load new flight plans into Dispatch. Dispatch’s API currently supports integrations with Jeppesen Operator, SD Scheduler, Flightdocs, BART, Ops Console by Professional Flight Management, Inc., and Avmosys, with more to come.

The Scheduling API offers Hassle-free Flight Importing to automatically load scheduled flights into ForeFlight, allows you to easily Keep Tabs on Planned Flights, and facilitates generating Ad-hoc Performance Quotes for any aircraft and city-pair.  

Integrated Flight Releases

Dispatch integrates crew assignment and mobile flight releases into its flight planning workflow, allowing planners to release flight plans directly to assigned crew members’ iPads and iPhones before departure. 

When a flight is released, the Flight Plan and Documents Sync Automatically to the assigned crew's devices. Any updates made in Dispatch Update Automatically on the crew's devices, and crew members receive Automatic Email Notifications of new or updated flight plan information.

Advanced Flight Planning

Dispatch takes integrated flight planning to the next level, combining all of ForeFlight’s existing best-in-class features with new capabilities designed to help experienced planners and self-dispatching pilots work more efficiently. 

Route Builder allows you to fine-tune the ForeFlight Recommended route to circumvent FIRs, comply with overflight permits, minimize fees, and more. ForeFlight works with your constraints to produce a fully-optimized and file-able route.

Route Builder features Flexible Constraint Types as well as Partial Routing.

Cruise Advisor lets you quickly compare enroute performance at multiple altitudes and cruise speeds to find the best combination for your mission.

Cruise Advisor features the innovative Cruise & Altitude Performance Matrix and Automatic Highlighting of Best Performance.

Alternate Routing enables you to comply with flight plan requirements in Europe and elsewhere. Use Dispatch's "route-to-alternate" default DCT option to draw a direct route from planned to alternate airports, or use the Auto option to let ForeFlight choose the shortest route using actual waypoints, or enter custom alternate routing using the Manual option.

Multiple Wind Models let you include Forecasted, Historical, or Fixed Winds to best meet your planning requirements. 

ETP & ETOPS Planning allows you to plan your oceanic flights by incorporating diversion and engine-out scenarios with automatic ETP plotting, ETOPS Rings and validation, and PSR plotting. ForeFlight displays the results on the built-in route map as well as in the Navlog for inflight reference.

Integrated Airport Information is readily available, including an inset map and sections covering NOTAMs, weather, runways, procedures, FBOs, and more, all arranged in a single scrollable view with buttons to jump to each section.

Dynamic Route Map lets your team keep an eye on current and forecast weather, compare available route options and oceanic tracks, and overlay ETP, ETOPS, and PSR features in one interactive map.

Route List with Turbulence Markers allows you to easily evaluate route options by comparing ForeFlight’s optimized route against ATC cleared routes and others, with time enroute and fuel burn calculated for each. ForeFlight uses turbulence forecasts to mark affected routes so you can ensure a smooth ride.

Automatically-generated Time and Cost-saving Documents

Dispatch extends ForeFlight’s lineup of auto-generated preflight documents with new additions that can help flight planners and crew members prepare for and conduct the flight.

Comprehensive Briefing combining information about NOTAMs and forecast weather with other documents to create a single, comprehensive flight briefing for simplified crew delivery.

Route Report searches Jeppesen's digital airway manual in seconds to identify any relevant route restrictions. Add new constraints and regenerate the route until it’s fully compliant and file-able.

Overflight Report delivers a detailed summary of every FIR along your route with associated fees, entry/exit points, and overflight distances to help avoid the costliest airspace and save money on overflight fees.

 

For additional information about ForeFlight Dispatch please visit https://www.foreflight.com/dispatch.