Navigraph has informed us that they are about to release an update for Navigraph Charts. Charts is a highly popular product that helps you plan and visualise your route in an interactive way, and allows you to view Jeppesen procedure charts of around 6800 airports all around the world. The update has been in development for several months and has been highly anticipated by users.
According to Navigraph, the release will take place next week. The update for iOS will come a little bit later due to some unexpected development issues. The update will come with some really cool new features, highlighted below.
Navigraph Charts is available as a subscription for €62,90 per year. The Navigraph Ultimate subscription, which includes both Charts as well as FMS Data to update the AIRAC data on your addons is available for €8,30 per month, with a cheaper annual option of €74,90. All prices are excluding VAT.
Navigraph can now calculate the quickest route between two airports. The route calculator will optimise for the shortest routes and select transitions according to this. Supported are NAT and FRA routings.
Colourful Route String Visualisation
This feature may be familiar if you’ve already used Navigraph. Route visualisation has also made its way into the new update and has received a few updates to be even more useful. Route segments will no longer be displayed in just a sequence of text, but will now instead be a sequence of colourful ‘pills’ on your screen. This allows for quick editing of the route by selecting the pills. Waypoints can also be directly added to the route simply by selecting them. Route visualisation will be supported for generated and self-made routes.
Route visualisation will now also be able to visualise procedures. You will be able to highlight SID and STAR procedures on the interactive map in order for you to chose the best one for your arrival or departure. Furthermore, these procedure visualisations can be selected per runway, allowing you to only see suitable procedures for your selected runway.
Intelligent Procedure Selector
Procedures will now be shown in an order that is most appropriate to your selected runway and transition.
Different sorts of maps will now be able to overlay one another. This way, your procedure map can overlay with your route map, allowing you to see how your selected procedure connects to your route. This is fully functional with moving charts, allowing you to transition from procedure charts to route charts, with your route visualisation, seamlessly.
Navigraph Charts now allows for direct integration with the popular route planner SimBrief. Simply log in to SimBrief through the Charts app, and it will easily be able to fetch the latest flight plan.