Airmate: fully free for private use

Thanks to Open Data policies, AIP providers in the USA, Europe and more than 200 countries are now publishing their aviation data and providing them at no charge.

In the same way than other navigation apps (such for road transportation), Airmate takes advantage of Open Data to bring the Internet paradigm change to the aviation world and provide you free flight planning tools. A wealth of social features help to exchange with the community.

This means that Airmate is fully free for private use, without any subscription fee.

All aeronautical charts and data publicly available are provided to pilots free of charge. In most countries, Airmate either uses georeferencing data provided by authorities or georeferences the charts itself to allow VFR and IFR charts to be displayed on top of the aeronautical map.

The only optional charts that may be charged are paying charts edited by commercial providers or authorities that we are reselling, such as airport VFR charts in few countries (Austria, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom) or the filing of a flight plan outside the USA because we incur some costs for this (flight plan filing in the USA is free) and a few supplemental features such scenery display.

Dedicated Airmate versions for professionals

Airmate licensing terms allow pilots to use Airmate fully free of charge for their private use.

This free usage license does not apply to professional pilots engaged in air transport or aerial work, airlines, military pilots, airport managers and handlers. For such a professional use of Airmate, it is necessary to subscribe to the appropriate license:

  • Airmate Professional EFB: addressing the needs of professional pilots and airlines, this version allows to manage an unlimited number of planned flights, to access full AIP information including GEN, ENR and AD sections, and to configure Airmate user interface enabled features thanks to a dedicated Web interface for the whole fleet.
  • Airmate Military: for military pilots, but also law enforcement and EMS, this version will display military data, charts and frequencies, and allow to plan flights directly to street addresses.
  • Airmate Airport: dedicated to European airport managers and handlers, Airmate Airport will display real time status of all departing or arriving flights filed for the airport from yesterday to tomorrow, including planned/actual departure/arrival time and allocated slots if any.

The above commercial versions give access to a professional support level.

Subscription to the above features may be purchased directly on Airmate Web Shop, or by contacting our sales team.

How to support Airmate

Even if Airmate is free, it costs to develop and maintain.

You can support Airmate in several ways:

  • making a small one-time donation to support Airmate (from the app)
  • subscribing to Airmate Premium that will allow you to manage more than 200 planned flights and to broadcast received network traffic to other aviation apps
  • purchasing optional contents, for example additional aviation charts published by commercial publishers or subscribing to the scenery option that will display realistic landscape view in the Synthetic Vision panel
  • make Airmate known to fellow pilots around you

Communicate using Airmate

As all social media on the Internet, advertisers can take advantage of the wide Airmate audience (more than 250,000 pilots) to promote their products and services to the aviation community.

Don't worry, there is no intrusive advertising popping up on the screen on short final. But, using Airmate, pilots may search and find FBOs, handlers and other suppliers at any airport they are flying to. Banners from advertisers are also integrated in our monthly Flight Briefing newsletter, an unique proactive and customized information letter that brings to Airmate pilots operational news on their home and preferred airports (new airport charts, change of frequencies, TFR or NOTAM popping up, and so on).