Dispatch Feature Releases

For complete details on Dispatch's features and functionality, refer to the Dispatch Guide.

May 2024

  • Flight Plan Save with Comment
    Schedulers and flight crews will be able to communicate changes in the Flights view in Dispatch faster and more effectively with the new “Add Comment” option when saving edits. This will be especially useful for schedulers within larger operations to pick up where others previously left off. To add a comment, select the drop down arrow on the “Save” button in a flight. To have the “Add Comment” option always show when saving a flight, check the “Always show on save” box.
  • Additional Aircrew Option
    A new “Additional Aircrew” option will be added to the list of optional Crew to add to a flight in Dispatch and represented by “AA”. Similarly to “CA”, when an “AA” is selected, the load table is automatically updated to include this extra crew member. A setting has been added to set the average weight under Settings > Planning Setting > People Planning.
  • Operational Rule Compliance Status in Flights View
    An Operational Rules status pane will be added to the Flights View for easier identification of the operational rule compliance status for each flight. Colored coded status indicators are shown to clearly display the status of each rule that applies to the flight. To view, Apply, or Remove Operational Rules to the existing flight, navigate to the “Operational Rules” button in the top-right corner.
  • Share Flight Tracking
    Flights within Tracking will be able to be shared externally via a public link, allowing any parties with the URL to view a flight’s live status. When looking at a single flight in Tracking, you will find a new 'Share' button at the top of the page to the right of the callsign.

     

Flight Plan Save with Comment

Additional Aircrew

Operational Rule Compliance Status

Share Flight Tracking

April 2024

  • New Tools Tab
    Dispatch Settings will be streamlined into two categories: Settings and Tools. Under Tools, you will discover Operational Rules, Saved Routes, People Manager, Navlog Builder, Reserve Policy Builder, RWA Validation, and API Console. This division in Settings will facilitate a more structured search process and smoother navigation within Dispatch.
  • Exact Matching in Flight List Search
    Enhance your flight list searches with a precise filtering method using exact search functionality. Users will be able to conduct an exact match in the Watch list and Search fields within the Flight list by enclosing their search term in double quotes (“search term”). This improvement will enhance result accuracy and streamline information retrieval.
  • Alternate Option in Saved Routes
    Saved routes will be able to be created with two designations: Primary and Alternate. To add an alternate route to saved routes, you will navigate to Tools > Saved Routes > select the “New Route” button > Designation > select “Alternate” in the drop-down menu. Primary routes are used to save a route between the planned departure and destination airports while Alternate routes are used to save alternate routing between the intended destination and the alternate destination.
  • Cargo Operational Rule
    A new operational rule titled “Cargo” will be added, enabling users to set the Cargo value of a flight given a specific condition. To access this new rule, you will navigate to Tools > Operational Rules > select the “Add Rule” button. Under the “Rule Type” drop-down, search and select “Cargo”. Name your new cargo rule and specify the parameters, and save by selecting “Add Rule”. 

     

New Tools Tab

Exact Matching in Flight List Search

Alternate Option in Saved Routes

Cargo Operational Rule

March 2024

  • Map Enhancement: Zoom for Airways and Waypoints
    Enhancements to ForeFlight Dispatch’s map improve the visibility of airways while zoomed out. This enhancement provides users with a broader context of their flight route, allowing for better navigation and planning by displaying relevant details further out on the map.
  • Custom Content: Airport Category Labels
    Administrators now have the capability to assign any airport an Airport Category, Aircraft Type, and include any relevant comments or notes within the Custom Content tab. This user-defined category allows users to choose from EASA-standard A, B, or C airport categories or input any two-character custom category. Users now have the flexibility to add these labels on a per-airport basis or import all the information from a CSV file, simplifying the management and organization of your airport data. To start adding these labels, simply navigate to Custom Content > Airport Categories on ForeFlight Web.
  • Better Custom Navlog Support in ForeFlight Mobile
    ForeFlight Mobile now fully supports viewing a flight’s selected Custom Navlog, resolving an issue that caused the navlog to revert to a different format when edited or refreshed by the pilot. With this enhancement, pilots can easily access, edit, or refresh detailed flight information directly from their mobile devices using whichever Custom Navlog has been selected for their flight. 
  • Military Flight Bag: Aircraft Drag Index
    ForeFlight Dispatch now supports drag index adjustments for supported aircraft, starting with the C-130J. This feature enables users to specify a drag index number, allowing for precise adjustments to enroute performance based on equipment and configurations, optimizing flight planning. To set the aircraft’s continuous drag index, navigate to Aircraft > Drag Index and enter a value. To access and edit the Drag Index for a specific flight, go to Dispatch > Flight > Fuel > Drag Index Value. Here, you can change the default index to another value if necessary. Changes made to the Drag Index for a specific flight will not carry over to subsequent flights.

     

Map Enhancement: Zoom for Airways and Waypoints

Custom Content: Airport Category Labels

Better Custom Navlog Support in ForeFlight Mobile 

Military Flight Bag: Aircraft Drag Index

February 2024

  • Auto Fuel Advsior
    Streamline your fuel optimization process with Auto Fuel Advisor. Accessible via the Auto Dispatch tab, then Tankering Opportunities, this feature consolidates all potential fuel-saving opportunities into one view. Simply review suggested changes on the right side of the screen and choose to apply or dismiss them as needed. (If contract fuel rates are indicated on your account, Auto Fuel Advisor will incorporate those prices into its calculations automatically.)
  • API Update Mode in Settings
    A new API setting offers you greater control regarding updates within ForeFlight Dispatch. The API Update Mode allows you to specify the timing for the API to be permitted to make changes, providing clarity and control over when updates from the API are permitted. You can access these settings by navigating to Settings > Planning Settings > Scheduling Integration > API update mode. There are four options available: Let ForeFlight Dispatch decide, Block after filing, Block after dispatch changes, and Block after release. These new options allow you to manage when the API stops accepting flight updates into Dispatch, catering to your specific scheduling needs and preferences.
  • Pet Option in Weight & Balance
    Pets no longer need to be categorized as Cargo Weight with a new option added to Weight & Balance within a flight. This new addition is automatically displayed in the ‘Passengers’ drop down menu under the W&B tab in Dispatch.
  • Contingency Planning: Rename RCF to Reclear if not EASA
    When planning reserve fuel in Dispatch, users will now notice that the “Contingency Policy” drop-down menu shows "Reclear" as an option, instead of “RCF”. This change reflects a more accurate label for non-EASA users.
  • Runway Analysis Point Calculator
    Easily validate your Runway Analysis reports with our new Runway Analysis Point Calculator. Start here, then manually input crucial data such as weight, runway length, temperature, surface condition, and other pertinent variables. Utilizing ForeFlight's RWA engine, the tool then calculates the performance information. Users can then perform the same calculation using Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) or manufacturer guidelines, and compare the results side by side. This streamlined process allows users to easily verify, accept, and complete their validation reports, satisfying EASA requirements. Additionally, the tool enables users to export the data as a CSV file for later analysis or documentation purposes.

Auto Fuel Advisor

API Update Mode in Settings

Pet Option in Weight & Balance

Contingency Planning: Rename RCF to Reclear if not EASA

Runway Analysis Point Calculator

January 2024

  • Jeppesen Enroute Charts in Dispatch
    All Dispatch customers can now access Jeppesen Enroute Charts directly on the map in Dispatch and ForeFlight Web, providing easy access to industry-leading enroute charts even if you don’t have an active Jeppesen chart subscription. Click the map layer toggle in the top-left to select Jeppesen’s IFR Low or High enroute charts near the top of the left column. Note that a Jeppesen subscription is still necessary to view Jeppesen terminal charts and Airway Manuals on the Web, as well as any Jeppesen charts in ForeFlight Mobile.
  • Custom Content: Publishing & Waypoint Elevation
    Dispatch admins are now able to exercise enhanced control over Custom Content by defining waypoint elevations and are able to publish and unpublish selected waypoints. You can express a waypoint’s elevation in feet while editing or adding a new waypoint, and can also provide waypoint elevations (in meters) while bulk importing waypoints via CSV. Both custom waypoints and custom airways also support publishing and unpublishing by admins - select all or some items in each list and click Publish in the top-right to make them available to all users in your Organization, or click Unpublish to revoke access to them. Your existing waypoints will remain published by default.
  • Runway Analysis: Improved Landing Factor Selection
    This update improves how the list of available landing distance factors is sorted and labeled, and also introduces a new option to increase your factored or unfactored landing distance by 15% (1.15) to simplify wet runway factor calculations and or provide an additional safety buffer.
  • Fuel Advisor: Extended Time Window
    This update removes Fuel Advisor’s existing 3-day limit on how far in advance it can analyze planned flights, allowing you to easily optimize your fuel purchases even for widely spaced flights in a given aircraft. By default, Fuel Advisor will automatically load the next four flights planned for the selected aircraft, even if some of those flights are more than three days in the future, and you can easily load additional legs for analysis by clicking “Load more legs” at the top of the view.

Jeppesen Enroute Charts in Dispatch

Custom Content: Publishing & Waypoint Elevation

Runway Analysis: Improved Landing Factor Selection

Fuel Advisor: Extended Time Window

November 2023

  • Active Navlog: Oceanic Plotting
    Our recent ForeFlight Mobile update introduces a highly requested feature to the Active Navlog add-on. Now, your pilots can easily streamline their oceanic plotting process by recording position reports and performing GNE checks. These checks are smoothly documented in the Master Document PDF generated at the conclusion of the flight, complete with corresponding screenshots, ensuring a thorough and organized record.
  • Warning Labels if Errors or Warnings exist in Flight
    Flight planners can now get better visibility into potential issues thanks to a new warning icon in the Flight List next to a flight’s Edit button that signals errors or warnings related to Weight & Balance (WB), Runway Analysis (RWA), Enroute Performance, or filing. Hovering over the icon provides a brief summary of the issue.
  • People Manager: Add Crew Code
    You can now incorporate Crew Codes for your staff through the People Manager in Dispatch. Once Crew Codes are set up using the People Manager, your scheduling software will be able to handle crew assignments for your flights automatically. To utilize Crew Codes, navigate to Settings > People Manager, where you can add or modify an existing staff member to include the code.
  • Military Flight Bag: Export Flights as KML
    Flight planners and pilots can seamlessly export their planned flights in a KML file, enhancing collaboration and streamlining workflows with other agencies. After you save a flight in Dispatch, you will see the option to Export to the left of the Save button with the new KML option in the list of supported export formats.
  • Military Flight Bag: Hide Pilot Information on DD-1801
    Pilots and flight planners now have the flexibility to manage pilot name visibility on filed DD-1801 forms with the 'Hide Pilot Information' checkbox available in the File Flight Plan form. With this option selected, the PIC section on the DD-1801 form is populated with "ON FILE", and the signature block is left blank.

Active Navlog: Oceanic Plotting.

Warning Labels if Errors or Warnings exist in Flight.

People Manager: Add Crew Code.

Military Flight Bag: Export Flights as KML.

Military Flight Bag: Hide Pilot Information on DD-1801.

October 2023

  • Load Priority in Weight & Balance
    You now have the ability to tailor passenger seating arrangements in Dispatch to your liking, with numerical values serving as indicators of priority for each passenger station. In instances where a load lacks a specified priority, it will automatically inherit the priority assigned to the station. To set load priorities, simply navigate to the Aircraft tab on the web, select your aircraft, and proceed to edit your W&B profile. From there, you can click on Edit to the right of a station, allowing you not only to set the load priority for that specific station but also for each seat within that station. You won't need to set a priority for your crew members, as cockpit seating will always be given top priority. Please note that this feature is not currently available on ForeFlight Mobile.
  • Route Builder: Add "Avoid Tracks" to Route Constraints
    A new Route Constraint gives you the ability to specify Oceanic Tracks to avoid when planning your flight. This allows ForeFlight to provide an optimized route that omits the specified track and any of its constituent waypoints. From the Route Builder tab on a flight, select Avoid Tracks from the dropdown menu, then select any West or East tracks to avoid.
  • Support For Bulk Uploads to People Manager
    Easily upload a list of members within your organization via a .csv (Comma Separated Values) file. Format your file with columns specifying First Name, Last Name, and Email, and visit Settings > People Manger to import your list and make the newly added people available in the Flight Watchers list.
  • Fuel Advisor Enhancements
    Fuel Advisor now allows you to specify Max Takeoff Weight and Max Landing Weight for optimized tankering, allowing you to more precisely customize your flights. Plus, we've introduced a new Buffer Fuel option to keep you prepared for unexpected delays. You can access these options for any flight by visiting Fuel Advisor.
  • Longest SID/STAR Setting
    A new setting in Settings > Planning Settings allows you to influence which SIDs and STARs are included in ForeFlight’s Recommended Route for a flight based on their relative lengths, with options for Shortest (the default) and Longest. Select Longest if you prefer to plan with more conservative assumptions and ensure your flights have sufficient fuel even in the “worst case” fuel usage scenario.
  • Restrict Flight Deletion
    You are now able to restrict who can delete flights using the Flight Deletion setting in Settings > Planning Settings. Leave it as the default “All” setting to match current behavior , select “Admins Only” to limit deletion power to designated admins only, or select “Dispatchers” to empower designated dispatchers as well as admins. Remember that you can designate user roles like Admin or Dispatcher for individual users on your account in the Organization tab.

Load Priority in Weight & Balance.

Route Builder: Add "Avoid Tracks" to Route Constraints.

Support For Bulk Uploads to People Manager.

Fuel Advisor Enhancements.

Longest SID/STAR and Restrict Flight Deletion Settings.

September 2023

  • Reserve Fuel Policy Builder
    Customize Reserve Fuel Policies to perfectly align with your organization's requirements using the new Reserve Fuel Policy Builder that will soon be found in the Settings menu. Administrators will be able to effortlessly create and manage custom fuel policies, and once a new policy has been added, your pilots will be able to plan their flights using the custom policy. You can also access the builder by clicking on the Fuel Policy dropdown within any flight plan and selecting Manage Custom Fuel Policy.
  • W&B: Passenger Distribution Curtailment
    A new feature in Dispatch’s Weight & Balance tab allows you to account for passengers changing seats during a flight and shifting the aircraft’s center of gravity. Enable this option to have Dispatch curtail your W&B envelope based on the “worst case” assumptions of inflight passenger movement compared to their planned distribution.
  • Runway Analysis: ​​Emergency Return Calculation
    A new toggle has been added to our Runway Analysis tab that provides an emergency return calculation at the bottom of your Runway Analysis summary document, mirroring the convenience of our current mobile version. This newly added section will provide essential information for emergency returns to your departure airport, including weight, wind conditions, altimeter setting, and more, ensuring your pilots will be well prepared for a quick return to the departure airport. You will find the new toggle on the Runway Analysis tab for any flight, located under Takeoff (Departure Airport), just above the Runways section.
  • Operational Rule: Max Altitude
    A new operational rule in Dispatch enables you to specify a maximum planned altitude for flights shorter than a certain distance. This feature will be particularly helpful for short flights when you may wish to plan the flight at a lower than suggested altitude due to ATC or aircraft performance requirements.

Reserve Fuel Policy Builder.

W&B: Passenger Distribution Curtailment.

Runway Analysis: ​​Emergency Return Calculation.

Operational Rule: Max Altitude.

July 2023

  • Enhanced Dispatch Support
    We’ve enhanced the Support button on our website to enable us to provide you with solutions faster and more efficiently. Alongside the Dispatch Guide, you’ll now find that you can select Report An Issue. When you click this option, it automatically captures a screenshot of the last page you were on and allows you to annotate the image to provide us with visual context about your concern. You will also be asked a few questions about the incident to provide our support team with any necessary information.
  • Quick Filters For Aeronautical Map
    Easily modify your view of the Aeronautical map by utilizing Quick Filters. Similar to how it's done in ForeFlight Mobile, you have the ability to include or exclude features such as Airports, Airspace, Airways, Navaids, Waypoints, and more by toggling on or off the options located on the left side of the map.
  • ETOPS Improvements: Editable ETOPS Flight Releases
    ETOPS flights planned in Dispatch can now be released to ForeFlight Mobile as editable, allowing your pilots to make last minute changes to the flight and ensure everything is up to date before takeoff. Pilots must be running FFM 14.10 or higher on their device to be able to edit ETOPS flights.
  • ETOPS Improvements: Adequate Airports
    Ensure that there is always an airport within an hour of your planned route and easily view a clear visualization of the coverage areas. You can customize preferences for Adequate Airports by filtering approaches, facilities, ICAO fire fighting codes, and runway length. You can even add or remove airports. ForeFlight Dispatch will also warn you if your route will encounter areas without airport options. The default range is 60 minutes, but you can change that to fit the needs of the regulations that you operate under. In combination with Adequate Airports, will provide an effortless way to ensure that your extended flights are fully covered for contingency plans. You can access Adequate Airports under Contingency Planning when you are flight planning.
  • ETOPS Improvements: Point Of Safe Diversion Airport (PSD)
    This new feature under Contingency Planning in the Flights view allows you to determine the furthest point along the route from which the aircraft could return to a selected airport with alternate, reserve, and contingency fuel. PSD differs slightly from the Point of Safe Return, which is only associated with your departure airport. Dispatch indicates the furthest point on the Route Map as a dark gray dot labeled PSD.
  • Modify Takeoff And Landing Parameters On Read-Only Flights
    Your pilots can now modify their takeoff and landing parameters on read-only flights within ForeFlight Mobile, ensuring that the most accurate performance data is used for your flight.

Enhanced Dispatch Support.

Quick Filters For Aeronautical Map.

Adequate Airports.

Point Of Safe Diversion Airport (PSD).

Modify Takeoff And Landing Parameters On Read-Only Flights.

June 2023

  • Shortcut to Manage Custom Navlogs
    Account Admins can quickly jump to the Custom Navlog Builder directly from a flight plan. From the Flight Edit view, simply click on Navlog > Manage Custom Navlogs to open the Custom Navlog Builder.
  • New Reserve Fuel Policies
    Plan with additional Reserve Fuel Policy options with new support for IAP and EASA CAT policies, available in a flight’s Reserve Fuel Policy dropdown as well as in your aircraft’s default Reserve Fuel Policy field on the Aircraft page.
  • Settings: Prevent Changes to Reserve Fuel Policy
    Prevent your users from changing a flight’s reserve fuel policy to anything other than the aircraft’s default policy using a new setting in Planning Settings > Fuel Policies. When Restrict is selected, an aircraft’s default reserve fuel policy (configured on the Aircraft page) will always be used and cannot be changed by users, and all flights will be released as Read-Only. This setting defaults to Allow to match current behavior.
  • Military Flight Bag: Export Flights to EFB Bridge
    Upon saving a flight, you will notice a newly added Export button, enabling you to send OFP or EFF files to EFB Bridge. To access this option, your account must be licensed for EFB Bridge. Reach out to ForeFlight Sales to get more information on EFB Bridge licensing.

Shortcut to Manage Custom Navlogs.

New Reserve Fuel Policies.

Settings: Prevent Changes to Reserve Fuel Policy.

Military Flight Bag: Export Flights to EFB Bridge.

May 2023

  • Add Dispatcher Name and Signature to W&B Manifest
    Allow your dispatchers to sign and date the W&B manifest on flights they plan by adding new fields to the manifest document. To add the new fields, visit Settings > Planning Settings > Include Dispatcher Signature. With this setting toggled on, you will see the Dispatcher Signature, Dispatcher Name, and Date fields added to the right of the Pilot signature fields at the bottom of every W&B manifest.
  • Customizable Flight Tags
    Color code your flight tags by specifying a color name or hexadecimal code after a # at the end of any flight tag’s name (eg: Flight Tag#red or Flight Tag#e90c0c). Additionally, you can now include links in the list of Flight Tags for a given flight to provide quick access to frequently visited websites. Specify the link in the list of tags using the format LINK:URL (eg: LINK:DISPATCH.FOREFLIGHT.COM).
  • Operational Rule: Specify Taxi time
    Increase the accuracy of fuel burn calculations with a new Operational Rule to specify taxi time at a particular airport. The rule compares the specified time in minutes with the default taxi time of 10 minutes and multiplies the aircraft’s Taxi Fuel quantity (specified in the aircraft’s profile) by the same ratio to calculate the adjusted taxi fuel for that airport. Visit Settings > Operational Rules > Add Rule to get started.

Add Dispatcher Name & Signature to W&B Manifest.

Customizable Flight Tags.

Operational Rule: Specify Taxi Time.

  

April 2023

  • People Manager
    You can now add crew members to flights even when they’re not part of your ForeFlight account, such as contract workers or cabin attendants. When you add a person outside your organization to a flight, ForeFlight will email them the flight information, briefing package, and any documents attached to the flight, as well as email updates when the flight details change. Admins can visit Settings > People Manager to start adding crew members.
  • Aircraft Dry Operating Cost
    Specify an aircraft’s Dry Operating Cost per Hour so ForeFlight’s routing engine can balance this cost against the fuel burned during the climb and recommend a more cost-effective altitude for each flight. The new field will be accessible in the Fuel section of an aircraft’s profile, and will be auto-filled based on manufacturer data for any aircraft that ForeFlight provides pre-built Weight & Balance templates for. Dry Operating Cost only supports USD.
  • Route Builder: Via Waypoint Coordinate Support
    Guide ForeFlight’s optimized route generation even more flexibly with support for routing via latitude/longitude coordinates in Route Builder. Enter coordinates in the Via Waypoint Route Constraint using decimal degrees notation and ForeFlight will attempt to generate a fileable route that includes the specified coordinates.
  • W&B: Standard Weight Curtailment
    Curtail your Weight & Balance envelope to account for variations in passenger weight when using standard weights. The new option will be available in the W&B tab just under the W&B Profile selector. Additionally, the W&B Envelope graph will show the curtailed limits as a dotted line.
  • Graphical NOTAMs Map Layer
    You can now view global Graphical NOTAMs on the map in ForeFlight Web and Dispatch, just as you can on ForeFlight Mobile. Enable the NOTAMs layer from the Layer Selector and click on NOTAMs to view their details
  • Military Flight Bag: Air Traffic Type Waypoint Adjustment in Route Builder
    Change a flight’s air traffic type at a specific waypoint using the Change Flight Rules waypoint adjustment. Click the “+” to the right of a waypoint and Change Flight Rules to select from GAT or OAT as the Air Traffic Type. Changing the air traffic type is only supported for waypoints in Europe.

People Manager.

Aircraft Dry Operating Cost.

Route Builder: Via Waypoint Coordinate Support.

W&B: Standard Weight Curtailment.

Graphical NOTAMs Map Layer.

Military Flight Bag: Air Traffic Type Waypoint Adjustment in Route Builder.

March 2023

  • Route Builder: Profile View
    One of our most popular mobile features is now available on Dispatch, giving you a side-on view of your route alongside terrain and forecast weather using the Layer Selector in the top-right. Enter the Route Builder on any flight to find Profile View along the bottom of the screen, and tap the caret icon in the top-left corner of Profile View to collapse it.
  • Route Builder: Multiple Adjustments Per Waypoint
    Add multiple route adjustments to a single waypoint in Route Builder for even more flexible route planning, such as specifying a different Cruise Profile during a Delay/STAY to account for the change in speed and fuel burn. After adding a Delay/STAY to a waypoint, click the “+” button again to add another waypoint adjustment, such as Cruise Profile Change.
  • Fuel Releases
    Inform an FBO of your fuel needs before you arrive and request a fuel release from vendors that offer it with Fuel Releases, available in Dispatch below the Destination Services: FBO dropdown. Like the Fuel Releases feature in ForeFlight Mobile, you can specify all the essential fuel quantity and time details, add any additional comments, and submit your request from the fuel vendor via email.
  • Fuel Advisor: Explanations
    Review explanations for tankering recommendations made by Fuel Advisor to understand the logic behind them better. After specifying fuel prices and facility fees in Fuel Advisor, click Recommended Tankering; italicized text will then appear under each airport, explaining why Fuel Advisor recommended that specific uplift quantity.
  • Custom Airports Moving to Custom Content Tab
    Quickly access your Custom Airports from a new Custom Content tab on the left sidebar. ForeFlight will add additional custom content capabilities to this tab in future releases.

Route Builder: Profile View.

Route Builder: Multiple Adjustments Per Waypoint.

Fuel Releases.

Fuel Advisor: Explanations.

Custom Airports Moving to Custom Content Tab.

February 2023

  • Fuel Contingency in Minutes
    You are now able to calculate your fuel contingency in minutes which was previously only calculated in percentages. This setting will default to percentage, but you can easily click the toggle under the text box to change how it calculates.
  • Route Builder: Waypoint Adjustments
    An additional waypoint adjustment option has been added to the Route Builder to specify a point where flight rules will change from IFR to VFR or VFR to IFR.
  • Auto-Generate Trip ID
    Dispatch now has the option to auto-generate Trip IDs, making retrieving and viewing specific flight plans more accessible. This new setting adds a tag when saving a new flight which will automatically generate a Trip ID. To enable this new setting, visit Settings > Planning Settings > Trip ID & Tags.

Route Builder: Waypoint Adjustments.

Auto-Generate Trip ID.

Fuel Contingency in Minutes.

January 2023

  • Auto-Attach Load Summary
    Dispatch automatically attaches a Weight and Balance Load Summary to flights as they’re released and updated. This new setting is enabled by default and can be disabled in Settings > Planning Settings.
  • Runway Analysis Report - Alternate Airports
    Runway Analysis Reports now include a performance summary for a flight’s alternate airports. Specify an alternate airport using the Flight Editor and it will be automatically included in the Runway Analysis Report for that flight.
  • Additional Document Support for e-APIS
    Dispatch adds support for permanent resident cards. It also allows passengers and crew to have multiple documents of the same type, making it easier for unique documents to be used on outbound and return legs. Additionally, crew and passengers with dual citizenship are able to use the passport of the governing nation.
  • Daily Weather and MOS Added
    MOS and Daily/Hourly Forecasts are accessible directly from the Flight Editor by clicking the airport’s Info button. MOS and Daily/Hourly Forecasts are automatically used to calculate Runway Analysis results when the flight’s estimated departure time is beyond the METAR or TAF forecast period or when a METAR or TAF doesn’t exist.
  • Route Builder Improvements
       • Route constraints that you’ve added are editable without the need to delete and re-add the constraint.
       • Addition of two-point bowtie orbit route adjustment.
       • Addition of general and operational air traffic type adjustment (MFB-only).

Auto-Attach Load Summary.

Performance summary for a flight’s alternate airports.

Additional Document Support for e-APIS.

MOS and Daily/Hourly Forecasts accessible directly from the Flight Editor.

Editable route constraints.

Two-point bowtie orbit route adjustment.

General and operational air traffic type adjustment (MFB-only).

October 2022

  • Edit Custom Airports
    Administrators can revise existing custom airport names, locations, and elevations by visiting Settings > Custom Airports and clicking Edit to the right of any custom airport.
  • Recently Filed Routes
    Flights outside of the United States that have been filed by ForeFlight customers are shown in the Recently Filed Routes section of the Routes list when they share the same departure and destination airports as your planned flight.
  • Weight and Balance: Autoload Improvements
    The Autoload feature for Weight & Balance optimizes how it assigns crew, passengers, and cargo to stations to ensure the aircraft’s center of gravity is near the middle of the forward and aft limits. No action is required on the part of the flight planner other than to review the Weight & Balance prior to flight.
  • Military Flight Bag: Time of Arrival
    MFB customers can specify a time of arrival at a single waypoint along a route and Dispatch will automatically calculate the required departure time to reach the waypoint on time. To specify a Time of Arrival, open the Route Builder, click the plus button to the right of any waypoint in the list, and then select Add Point Time of Arrival.

Revise existing custom airport names, locations, and elevations.

Easily find Recently Filed Routes when they share the same departure and destination airports as your planned flight.

Ensure the aircraft’s center of gravity is near the middle of the forward and aft limits by optimizing crew, passengers, and cargo station assignments.

Automatically calculate the required departure time to reach the waypoint on time.

August 2022

  • Operational Rules: Takeoff Alternate
    Specify a takeoff alternate airport using operational rules. Takeoff alternates can be automatically selected based on departure airport, destination airport, aircraft type, or tail number. You can create an Operational Rule for takeoff alternates by visiting the Operational Rules tab in Dispatch Settings and selecting the Alternate rule type from the drop-down menu. Once you choose a takeoff alternate, check the Apply as Takeoff Alternate option.
  • Weight and Balance: Variable Max Weight Limits
    You can now calculate weight and balance for aircraft with variable maximum weight limits. To use this feature you must be using a W&B profile created from a ForeFlight pre-built template, not a template built from scratch.
  • Release More Flights as Editable
    Flights planned in Dispatch with alternate routing or alternate cruise profiles can now be released as editable. The latest version of ForeFlight Mobile added support for specifying alternate routes and alternate cruise profiles, allowing such flights released from Dispatch to be editable in the mobile app.

Specify a takeoff alternate airport using operational rules.

Release flights with alternate routing or alternate cruise profiles as editable.

Calculate weight & balance for aircraft with variable maximum weight limits.

April 2022

  • Trip ID & Tags in Dispatch
    Easily tag and search for flights by specifying a trip ID and custom tags. The new Tags section is available to the right of Flight History in the Flight Edit page's footer. Click Edit to add or edit both. Trip IDs and tags are carried over when you create a new flight using the Next Flight or Copy Flight buttons on a flight that has them, and both are displayed in the summary at the top of a flight's Navlog document. The new Tags column on Dispatch's Flights List also displays the trip ID or tags for any flight that has them, and you can click on these to add them to the Watchlist to quickly find others that match. Click the caret icon to the right of the trip ID to show the full list of clickable tags, and click Edit at the bottom of the dropdown to edit the trip ID or tags. Trip IDs and tags can also be imported with scheduled flight plans via Dispatch's Scheduling API.
  • Dispatch Settings: Generate Recall Number Only When Flight is Filed
    Choose when a flight's recall number is generated with a new option in Dispatch's Settings view. The "FMS Uplink / Recall" setting provides options for generating the recall code only when the flight is filed, when it is filed or released, or after every save. Recall numbers are available for aircraft that have an FMS Uplink provider configured.

Specify a Trip ID and Tags for a flight

March 2022

  • Operational Rules: Rule Names & Enable/Disable Rules
    The flexibility of Operational Rules in Dispatch continues to expand with the ability to specify rule names and toggle rules on/off. When adding a new rule or editing an existing rule you can enter a Rule Name in the new field just to the right of the Rule Type selector. An "Enabled" checkbox to the right of the Rule Name field allows you to temporarily disable rules wihout deleting them. Uncheck the box to disable a rule and prevent it from being applied to future flights, and check the box to re-enable it.
  • Generate Gendec from eAPIS
    Automatically create and save a General Declarations document as part of the eAPIS workflow in Dispatch. After filling in all the flight, crew, and passenger details on the eAPIS tab, click the GenDec button to the right of the "Review & Submit" button to generate a GenDec form and download it as a PDF or print it.
  • Route Builder Improvements
    Dispatch's Route Builder page supports more capabilities for modifying a route. Click the trash can button to the right of any waypoint in the Waypoint list to delete it from the route. Also, access Procedure Advisor from the Route Tools dropdown at the top of the page to view, add, or edit departure and arrival procedures to a route.
  • Miscellaneous Improvements
       • Zulu & Local Time Formats in Release Emails - Flight release emails from Dispatch now show the estimated arrival time (ETA) in both zulu and local time.
       • Line Breaks in Dispatch Notes - The Dispatch Notes text field now supports line breaks to allow for more flexible text formatting when release a flight to crew members.
       • Upload Files to Archived/Locked Flights - You can now upload new files and documents to flight plans in Dispatch even after they have been archived 48 hours after their ETD.

Add a name for Operational Rules and enable/disable them

Generate a GenDec document for eAPIS

February 2022

  • Operational Rules: Specify Multiple Aircraft per Rule
    Create operational rules that apply to more than one aircraft simultaneously to minimize the number of individual aircraft-based rules and configure them more quickly. After selecting a Rule Type and adding a condition based on Tail Number, click the dropdown on the right to select from a list of all aircraft on your account. All aircraft you select will be subject to the new rule once you add it.
  • New Operational Rule: Avoid Custom Shape
    Automatically apply the Avoid Custom Shape route constraint to certain flights based on their departure or destination airports, aircraft type, or aircraft tail. After specifying the conditions for applying the rule, right-click at least three times within the interactive map below to define the custom shape to be avoided. You can also add a buffer of arbitrary size around the shape using the Buffer field. If you wish to apply the rule to all flights on your account, simply add the rule without defining any conditions.
  • Military Flight Bag: Plan with MTRs and ARs in Dispatch
    ForeFlight MFB customers can now incorporate and file Military Training Routes and Aerial Refueling tracks as part of their flight plans in Dispatch. You can view MTRs and ARs on the flight plan map by opening the layer selector's Map Settings tab and expanding the Military Tracks dropdown under the Aeronautical header to independently toggle Aerial Refueling Tracks and Instrument, Visual, or Slow Military Training Routes. To incorporate these tracks into a flight plan, enter the Route Builder and scroll down to the list of waypoints. Click the + button to the right of the waypoint where you want to begin or end a track and click Add Adjustment, then select Insert Track from the list. You can now select the type of track to add (MTR or AR), whether to insert the track before or after the selected waypoint, and specify the track identifier. Start typing in the Track field to view and select from a list of matching tracks. Click Preview in the bottom-left to open a preview map showing how the track will be inserted into the route. Click Apply Adjustments to insert the track into your route.
  • Route Builder: Additional By-Leg Adjustment Options
    New options for by-leg adjustments are now available in the Route Builder's waypoint table.
       • Cruise Profile Change - Change the cruise profile used to calculate performance results starting at the selected waypoint.
       • Add Delay/STAY - Specify a delay at the selected waypoint by entering the time in hours and minutes.
       • Add Point - Specify a waypoint to be inserted into the route before or after the selected waypoint.
       • MFB only: Insert Track - Insert an aerial refueling track or military training route before or after the selected waypoint (full details above).
       • MFB only: Add/Remove Fuel - Specify a quantity of fuel in pounds to be added or removed from the aircraft at the specified waypoint to more accurately calculate performance results for flights involving aerial refueling. You can also enter Notes to be displayed for the specified waypoint in the Navlog's waypoint table.
       • MFB only: Add/Remove Payload - Specify a payload weight in pounds to be added or removed from the aircraft at the specified waypoint to more accurately calculate performance results. You can also enter Notes to be displayed for the specified waypoint in the Navlog's waypoint table.
  • Miscellaneous Improvements
       • Filing Messages in Flights List - View any messages received from ATC for a filed flight plan directly from the Flights List using the new option at the bottom of the More dropdown on right right.
       • + Support in ICAO Form - Dispatch now allows you to include the "+" character in Item 18 of the ICAO form.
       • Avoid FIR Altitude Range - Selecting an FIR to avoid using the Avoid FIR route constraint in the Route Builder will now display that FIR's altitude range below the FIR's name in the list of constraints to be applied.
       • Sticky Flight Edit Sub-Tabs - The row of sub-tabs at the top of the Flight Edits page containing the Flight, ATC Data, Files, and other tabs will now "stick" to the top of the view as you scroll up or down on the page to ensure quick access to other tabs.

Specify multiple aircraft tails in a single operational rule

Avoid Custom Shape Operational Rule

MTR and AR layers in Map Settings menu

Cruise Profile Change and other by-leg adjustments available for non-MFB Dispatch customers

January 2022

  • Route Constraint: Avoid Custom Shape
    Direct ForeFlight's Recommended Route to avoid a custom-defined region when avoiding whole countries or FIRs isn't enough. Select the "Avoid Custom Shape" option in the Route Constraints drop-down menu on the Route Builder page, then right-click on the map in at least three locations to place markers defining the custom shape. Continue right-clicking to extend the shape with additional corners. If you make a mistake or wish to start over, click the eraser button in the lower-left corner of the map to clear all markers. Optionally specify a buffer in nautical miles around the custom shape to ensure your route avoids it by a suitable margin.
    If you want to save a given shape so you can apply it to other flight plans, copy the text in the WKT String field (formatted as "POLYGON((long lat, long lat, long lat))" with a minimum of three long/lat pairs) and paste it into the same field on other flight plans to duplicate the shape.

Route Constraint: Avoid Custom Shape

Custom Shape String with Buffer

November 2021

  • Route Rubberbanding
    Manually adjust your route line simply by clicking and dragging it in Dispatch’s route map. Click and drag existing waypoints in your route to substitute them with other waypoints, or click and drag between waypoints to insert a new one. After releasing the line a popup displaying a list of nearby airports, waypoints, and more allows you to select the new route element.
  • Route Constraint: Avoid Country
    Direct ForeFlight's Recommended Route to avoid certain countries as it generates an optimized route for your flight. As with all other route constraints, you can access Avoid Country near the top of the Route Builder page. Like the existing Avoid FIR constraint, selected countries to avoid are highlighted on the map.
  • Flights List: Search by Recall Number
    Dispatch's Flights List supports searching by recall number, allowing you to enter a particular recall number in the Search field to find the associated flight plan.
  • New Operational Rule Types
    Control the details of flight plans across your account with new Operational Rule types available in Settings > Operational Rules.
       • Taxi Fuel - Set a default taxi fuel based on a flight’s aircraft, type, or departure airport.
       • FBO - Set a default FBO for a particular destination airport. This rule requires you to first select a destination airport to determine which FBOs are available, after which you can select one and/or define additional conditions based on aircraft, type, or departure airport.
       • Avoid Country - The Operational Rule equivalent of the new Route Constraint, allowing you to automatically apply the constraint based on a flight’s departure or destination airport, aircraft, or type. You can also select countries to avoid without specifying any rule parameters to apply the Avoid Country constraint to all flights planned across your account.
  • Improved Operational Rule Filters & Search
    Find operational rules you’ve added more easily with three new options at the top of the Rules list, in addition to the existing “Filter by Rule Type” dropdown:
       • Filter by Condition Type - filter the Rules list to only those with matching conditions types, such as aircraft type, tail number, departure or destination airports, and more.
       • Filter by Condition Value - filter the Rules list based on the specific condition value, such as a specific airport, aircraft type, etc.
       • Free Search - filter the Rules list based on matching keywords from any part of the rule. Use Free Search in conjunction with other filters the Free Search to further refine the possible keyword matches.

Route Rubberbanding

Route Constraint: Avoid Country

October 2021

  • Integrated Weight & Balance
    In conjunction with its release on ForeFlight Mobile for Business and MFB customers, Dispatch now allows you to integrate weight and balance planning directly with your flight planning after setting up W&B profiles for your aircraft. Access the W&B tab in the Flight page to add passenger and payload details. 
  • Route Tools - Airspace Crossings
    View and export a detailed list of all airspaces and countries your route crosses with the Airspace Crossings tool, available in the Route Tools dropdown at the top of the Route Builder page. By default this highlights all airspaces your route passes through on the map and displays the complete list of airspace crossings on the left, with details like time enroute, lat/long positions, waypoints (if the crossing is associated with one), and more. Click the toggle in the top-right to enter Country mode, which similarly highlights all countries your route crosses on the map and displays crossing details on the left. Click Export Table to download the crossing details as a CSV or Excel file.

Integrated Weight & Balance

Airspace Crossings

August 2021

  • Multiple Climb & Descent ForeFlight Performance Profiles
    Several dozen popular jet models from Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, and more now support multiple manufacturer-sourced climb and descent performance profiles that you can select on a per-flight basis, just like you already can with cruise profiles.
  • Dispatcher Notes in Navlog
    Flight planners can now provide pilots with custom notes containing relevant flight information via the Navlog. The "Dispatcher Notes" field in the ATC Data and in the Flight Release confirmation window supports up to 5000 characters that will be automatically included in the Navlog sent to crew members when the flight is released.
     

Dispatcher Notes in Navlog

June 2021

  • Per-Flight Navlog Selection
    Rather than enforcing the same Navlog template for every flight on your account, Dispatch now allows flight planners to manually select any Navlog template - either Standard, International, or a custom-built template - while editing a flight.
  • New Operational Rules
    Flight Attachment: Upload files that will be automatically attached to flights that meet the specified conditions. Supported file types include PDF, TIFF, TIF, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, BMPF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, XLSX, XLS, PPTX, PPT, CSV, Pages, Key, and Numbers. File attachments are limited to 25MB or less.
    Saved Partial Route: Allows a partial route to be automatically included in the Route Builder for flights that meet the specified conditions.
     

Per-Flight Navlog Selection

May 2021

  • Share Flights with any ForeFlight Pilot
    When adding a pilot outside of your current organization, the release email will now contain a sharing-invitation link. ForeFlight users outside of the organization can click and accept this link, and the flight and associated aircraft will appear on their account in the Flights view.

April 2021

  • Detailed Flight History
    The Flight History feature now provides far more detail about what specific changes were made to a flight plan by anyone on your account. Click "Details" to the right of each flight event to see the full list of changes made.
  • Auto Routing
    Dispatch's automation capabilities take another step forward with the new Auto Route Settings section in the Automation Settings tab. When enabled, Dispatch will automatically assign an optimized route to new flights that do not yet have a route. An additional setting allows you to define how many hours prior to ETD a route should be generated and assigned to a given flight plan.
  • Operational Rule: Alternate Routing Mode
    Specify a particular alternate routing mode with or without specifying a particular alternate airport to force all flight plans that satisfy the operational rule's conditions to adopt that alternate routing mode. Selecting Manual allows you to define the cruise altitude and route to alternate as well.
  • Runway Length Unit Setting
    Determine what unit is used to display the runway length: Feet or Meters. Available in Planning Settings under the Units/Time Settings at the top of the list.
  • Deep Links in Release Emails
    Release emails delivered to assigned crew members now include an iOS "deep link" to open the flight plan directly in ForeFlight if it is installed on the device and the user is signed in. 
  • Organization Email Settings
    Operators who wish to use a single centrally-managed email account to monitor and respond to any flight plan activity by anyone on the account can now do so using the two settings in the Email section of the Planning Settings page. Specify the central email address in the Organization Email field to set it as the reply-all address for all emails sent from Dispatch, and set the "Use Organization email as Flight Watcher" setting to ON to copy that email address on every email.
  • Runway Analysis EOPs on Mini-Map
    While configuring the Takeoff settings in a flight's Runway Analysis tab, click the Map button below each Engine Out Procedure dropdown to view the selected EOP's ground track on a floating mini-map. Only the Straight Out and RNAV EOPs are supported for displaying on the map; Jeppesen EOPs cannot be displayed.
  • Australian Reserve Fuel Policies
    Dispatch now supports CASA RPT and non-RPT reserve fuel policies in a flight's Reserve Policy dropdown. Both policies expose fields for Holding Time, Holding Altitude, Contingency Policy, and Contingency percentage.

Flight History Details

Auto Routing Settings

Organization Email Settings

EOP Mini-Map

March 2021

  • Runway Analysis Support
    Dispatch now supports the new Runway Analysis feature for supported jet aircraft that you have purchased a license for. Click the Runway Analysis tab between the Flight and ATC Data tabs to configure the Runway Analysis calculation for takeoff, landing, and alternate landing.
  • Improved Operational Rules Interface
    The user interface for adding and editing Operational Rules in Dispatch now more clearly defines the available parameters and logical operations, and provides a plain-language preview of the rule for added clarity.
  • Preview Features & Turbulence Avoidance
    Enable cutting-edge new features prior to their general release by enabling the Preview Features setting at the bottom of the Planning Settings page. Preview features are clearly marked with a red "Preview" label. The first Preview Feature, Turbulence Avoidance, is a new option in the Route Builder that causes Dispatch to attempt to avoid either moderate and severe or only severe turbulence as it generates the Recommended Route.
  • "EUR/PROTECTED" Flight Plan Filing
    For flights that require enhanced security by restricting who can view the flight plan's details, a EUR/PROTECTED checkbox is now available under Other Information on the ATC Data tab.

Runway Analysis

New Operational Rules Interface

Preview Features & Turbulence Avoidance

February 2021

  • Cruise Profile to Alternate
    Set a cruise profile for a flight's alternate routing that Dispatch will use to calculate performance independently of the primary cruise profile for the flight. Expand the Alternate Routing section to access the Alternate Cruise Profile field.
  • Custom Airport Elevation
    Manually define an elevation in MSL for any custom airport you add in Dispatch.

Alternate Routing Cruise Profile

January 2021

  • Overflight Charges
    Overflight Report estimates the overflight charges incurred for flying through global airspaces, giving you a more reliable and complete dataset when generating reports.  
  • Update Emails for Flight Changes
    Dispatch sends emails to the crew when you make significant changes to a flight (departure, destination, etd, etc.). 

Overflight Charges

December 2020

  • Editable Flight Releases
    Release new flights to pilots in one of two modes - Read-Only or Editable. You can force all flight releases to use either of the two modes, ensuring that the same release mode is used for all flight plans. Learn more here
  • Route Constraints: Avoid Airspace
    Use Route Constraints to avoid airspace when generating a route in Dispatch, giving you greater flexibility to tailor routes to your needs. Choose an airspace type and then scroll or search through a list of airspaces to avoid. 

Route Constraints: Avoid Airspace

Editable Flight Releases

November 2020

  • DD1801 International Flight Plan Form
    Dispatch also gives the ability to change the flight plan type in the filing modal. 
  • Custom Navlog Builder
    The Navlog builder allows you to build a customized Navlog that fits your operational needs. The Navlog consists of widgets that you can edit and move around.
  • Improved Route Report 
    Makes it easier to add the route constraints from the report. 

Custom Navlog Builder

Route Report

October 2020

  • Flight Watchers
    Flight Watchers gives you the ability to add email addresses to a flight and receive updates to keep interested parties who aren't crew members up to speed on the status of a flight. Learn more here

September 2020

  • Auto-Release All Flights Setting
    Dispatch can automatically release flight plans to assigned crew members, relieving flight planners of this routine task so they can turn their attention to other flights. This release also includes a status icon indicating if a flight is going to be auto-released. Learn more here
  • Off Route Waypoints on the Map​
    The Map now displays many types of waypoints not associated with any airway, including off-route intersections, oceanic waypoints, and others.
  • Internet Traffic
    View FlightAware's global traffic coverage on the Map to view airport activity all over the world. See how ATC is vectoring traffic around active weather systems and plan accordingly. 
  • Turbulence in Cruise Advisor
    Dispatch will mark flight levels with a turbulence icon if there is turbulence at that altitude, allowing you to select the most efficient altitude for a flight. 

August 2020

  • Expanded Airport Search Terms 
    You can now search by City, State, Country, etc. 

July 2020

  • Writable Flight Shares
    This gives you the ability to share editable flights, allowing others to make changes to the flight. 
  • Default FMS Uplink
    Flights will be uplinked after they have been filed or released. 
  • Flight Advisories in the Sidebar 
    This provides greater visibility to important flight information. 
  • Name Saved Routes
    Save your favorite routes for quick access when flight planning. After choosing a route, click the "Save" icon in the route builder and Dispatch will save that route and display it as an option the next time you create a flight with the same airports. View, rename, and delete saved routes in Dispatch > Settings > Saved Routes.

June 2020

  • Alert NOTAMs
    Dispatch highlights runway and airport closure NOTAMs that potentially can affect the flight. 
  • Copy Flights
    Dispatch saves you time by letting you copy planned flights. When editing a flight, click the copy button at the top of the screen and Dispatch will open a duplicate of that flight. 
  • Procedure Advisor
    Easily add departure and arrival procedures to a route in Dispatch using Procedure Advisor, which is similar in most ways to the capability in ForeFlight Mobile’s Maps view with a few key differences. Each procedure in the list uses colored labels to indicate which aircraft types are approved to fly it. Learn more here
  • Non-US Date/Time Options
    The date and time picker can now display the non-US format DD/MM/YYYY. Change the date format in Dispatch > Settings > Planning Settings

May 2020

  • Preserve Filed Flights
    Dispatch will lock Filed Flights as read-only for 48 hours after ETD in order the preserve the briefing/flight record. 
  • Specific Load
    Dial in Dispatch’s time and fuel burn calculations even further with Specific Load planning that offers finer control over crew and passenger weights. While Simple mode limits you to a single average weight to be multiplied by the number of people on board, Specific mode breaks out six types of people – Pilots, Cabin Attendants, Males, Females, Children, and Infants – each with their own customizable average weight. Adjust the default average weights in Settings. Learn more here
  • Custom Airports
    Dispatch allows you to create new user airports and manage them from the Flights or Settings pages. Every custom airport is defined simply by a unique four-letter identifier, a name, and a set of lat/long coordinates. When you file a flight plan to or from a custom airport, Dispatch automatically provides the airport's coordinates and name in the proper fields of the ICAO filing form, allowing you to file the flight plan as easily as you would with known airports. Learn more here
  • Map Improvements
    Collapse the performance section to view a larger map while planning. 

March 2020

  • Release Email
    The release email will contain a link that always points to the latest briefing generated for your flight, allowing Dispatch to only send 1 release email per flight. 
  • Global RAIM 
    Dispatch supports receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) analysis for flight plans anywhere in the world. The Dispatch briefing package includes a new page containing details about the calculation and any predicted outages for both your departure and destination airports. Learn more here
  • Operational Rule: Avoid FIR
    Avoid FIR is used to generate a Recommended Route that avoids certain airspace, giving you more ability to tailor routes to your needs. Learn more here.
  • Attach Flight Documents from Dispatch
    Gives Dispatchers the ability to attach view-only files to a flight. Attach PDFs, images, Microsoft Word documents, and many other file types to make them accessible right in ForeFlight for viewing and printing before the flight. Any file that you upload to a flight will appear in the Files tab on ForeFlight’s Flights view for any crew members assigned to the flight (excluding ad-hoc crew members who are not part of your ForeFlight account – read more about ad-hoc crew members below). A red dot appears on the Files tab when new documents are added. Learn more here

February 2020

  • Winds Aloft 
    Dispatch’s built-in map now includes a global Winds Aloft forecast layer that you can use to quickly find favorable winds at different altitudes. The Winds Aloft layer in Dispatch also provides a Time Slider to view wind forecasts for multiple time periods, up to more than 6 days in the future. Click the Play button on the right of the slider to animate the layer, showing how the winds change with each forecast period. Learn more here
  • By-Leg-Altitude in Route Builder
    Ability to change the altitude by leg in the route builder. This gives dispatchers the ability to constrain altitudes on certain segments of a flight. Learn more here
  • Airport Information in the Flight List.
    Find current and future weather that could impact a flight with important weather information in easy-to-access places. View latest METAR, TAF, and NOTAMs sorted in reverse-chronological order. Dispatch will also indicate if an airport has low IFR conditions. Learn more here
  • Auto Refresh 
    Dispatch automatically refreshes the briefing, Navlog, and performance numbers to ensure that crew members can access the most up-to-date information about their assigned flights. Learn more here
  • Adjustable Contingency Percentages
    Adjust your contingency fuel percentages in the Advanced Fuel Options section of a flight plan. 

January 2020

  • Saved Routes
    Ability to save a favorite route in dispatch and automatically see it the next time you plan a route with the same pair of cities. Learn more here
  • Enhanced Airport Search
    Ability to see weather for airports when you search.
  • Ad-hoc Crew
    Dispatch has the ability to send email notifications to flight team members who are not included in your ForeFlight account. Provide flight details and updates to contract pilots, ground handlers, cabin attendants, or anyone else who needs to be notified simply by entering their email address in one of the Crew fields. Learn more here

December 2019

  • Flight History
    Dispatch will track the history of changes made to each flight and by whom, giving account administrators greater oversight of flight plans in the system. The “Last Change” status at the bottom of the Flight Edit view shows which user made the last change to the flight. Learn more here
  • Indication of Release Type (Locked/Unlocked)
    You can see if a flight is released in Locked/Unlocked mode and you can release a single flight as Locked/Unlocked. 

November 2019

  • NOTAM Lookup
    Allows you to look up NOTAMs for any ICAO code (airport, FIR, etc.).
  • Automatically Release Flights
    Enable Automatic Releasing in Dispatch > Settings > Automation. Once enabled, set the desired amount of time before the ETD to automatically release the flight. 

October 2019

  • International Navlog 
    The International Navlog offers an alternate format with more space for note taking and other changes. Set the International Navlog as your default template in Dispatch > Settings > Navlog Builder. 
  • Phone Number Lookup
    Dispatch will look up phone numbers on pilot's old filing forms for easier input of flight information. 

September 2019

  • FBO Section
    We added an FBO section for selecting destination services while planning a flight.  
  • Partial Routing
    Add sequences of waypoints as “Partial Routes” to ensure compliance with strict overflight permits or preferential routing in certain airspace. ForeFlight’s fast route optimizer will then fill in what’s left to complete the route.