Garmin International announced on Tuesday that it had acquired global aviation software company AeroData.
AeroData is a leading provider of aircraft performance software and services tailored to commercial and business aviation. AeroData’s portfolio includes products such as runway analysis, take-off and en route performance, weight and balance, automated passenger and cargo load planning, global airport obstacle database, around-the-clock NOTAM monitoring and custom software solutions.
"We are excited to welcome the AeroData team to the Garmin family. We look forward to building upon AeroData’s incredible success in providing advanced software solutions for both air transport and business aviation,” said Phil Straub, Garmin executive vice president and managing director, aviation.
“In addition to broadening Garmin’s presence in commercial aviation, AeroData’s extensive load planning, performance, and flight path analysis expertise significantly enhances and expands our digital services portfolio.”
AeroData currently provides software solutions for around 20,000 commercial flights daily and services 70% of the airlines in North America, supporting major aircraft manufacturers like Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer.
AeroData president Terry McDonough said their products were a logical fit with Garmin's range of avionics.
“Garmin’s leadership position in flight deck and digital technologies make it an ideal fit for AeroData and our customers," he said. "We are excited to work with the entire Garmin team to continue innovating and serving the needs of our growing customer base around the world.”