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SimBrief Changelog
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Time and resources permitting, every effort is made to update and/or improve the SimBrief dispatch system regularly.

As a general rule, only major updates and new features get announced publicly. The vast majority of changes are made behind the scenes to either fix newly-discovered bugs or bring various other minor improvements.

Whether big or small, nearly every non-trivial update which has been made to the website over the years has been documented in the changelog below. Updates are listed in chronological order, starting from the most recent.

2019.80

Released: 2019-09-19
  • ChangeDisabled browser spell check for most text inputs on the Dispatch Options page.

2019.79

Released: 2019-09-11
  • UpdateUpdated B748 and B48F default OEW to match the ones used by PMDG.

2019.78

Released: 2019-08-31
  • Bug FixFixed API SID/STAR selection when specifying runways without an associated route.

2019.77

Released: 2019-08-20
  • FeatureAdded "find_sidstar" API parameter to enable SID/STAR inserting into a provided route.
  • Bug FixFixed RNAV/Non-RNAV SID/STAR prioritization for airports with internal SID/STAR exclusion rules.

2019.76

Released: 2019-08-17
  • Bug FixFixed "taxiout" and "taxiin" URL/GET parameters not filling properly on the Options page.

2019.75

Released: 2019-08-15
  • FeatureAdded additional/missing ALTN airports to the interactive route map airports overlay.
  • UpdateUpdated alternate selection logic to favour airports within the same country as the destination.
  • Bug FixFixed missing SIGMET data in the API XML data file.

2019.74

Released: 2019-08-07
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the IFPZ SID/STAR exclusion function affecting routes without SID/STARs.

2019.73

Released: 2019-08-04
  • ChangeRemoved SID/STARs from the VATSIM prefile route for most airports within the IFPZ.

2019.72

Released: 2019-07-23
  • UpdateModified passenger/baggage weight distribution on the AFR17 and KLM formats.

2019.71

Released: 2019-07-13
  • FeatureAdded support for complete SID/STARs, including runway transitions.
  • ChangeAdjusted interactive map route label display conditions.
  • ChangeMinor addition to the Leonardo MD80 (ACARS) downloadable FMS format.

2019.70

Released: 2019-07-12
  • Bug FixFixed a rare bug affecting aircraft with a certified ceiling lower than the enroute terrain.

2019.69

Released: 2019-07-11
  • UpdateUpdated internal AIRAC database structure to support SID/STAR runway transitions.

2019.68

Released: 2019-07-10
  • FeatureAdded pop-up SID/STAR selection window if multiple procedures are available.
  • FeatureAdded zoom-dependant waypoint labels to the interactive route map.
  • FeatureAdded boundary crossings to the EZY format navlog section.
  • UpdateWhen finding SID/STARs, RNAV/non-RNAV procedures are now prioritized as applicable.

2019.67

Released: 2019-07-09
  • Bug FixFixed unit display bug when clicking "Undo Changes" on the Airframe Options page.
  • Bug FixFixed a NAT parsing error caused by incorrect/mismatched message source addresses.

2019.66

Released: 2019-07-04
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: IVAO/IVAP (Default.fpl).
  • FeatureAdded UTC time display to the Dispatch section pages.
  • FeatureAdded <general><stepclimb_string> element to the API XML file.

2019.65

Released: 2019-06-27
  • FeatureAdded backup METAR/TAF database updater in case of a primary data source outage.
  • UpdateRebuilt NOTAMs database to remove any missed/expired NOTAMs.

2019.64

Released: 2019-06-26
  • UpdateUpdated the PDF/watermark logo.
  • ChangeNow only un-cancelled flight plans will increment the release number.

2019.63

Released: 2019-06-22
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: SF50.

2019.62

Released: 2019-06-20
  • ChangeCustom airframes now accept ICAO codes 2 to 4 characters in length.

2019.61

Released: 2019-06-19
  • ChangeNew AIRAC cycles will now only be listed once Navigraph officially releases them.

2019.60

Released: 2019-06-16
  • FeatureAdded new "Cruise Level Offset" option to the custom airframe properties.

2019.59

Released: 2019-06-15
  • FeatureAdded SIGMET data to the API XML file.
  • UpdateImproved the UAD wind plate background process recovery following a wind outage.
  • Bug FixFixed background process GRIB source links following changes to NOAA's server.

2019.58

Released: 2019-06-08
  • Bug FixFixed invalid JSON characters potentially causing the Edit/Load Flight page to fail.

2019.57

Released: 2019-05-27
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: LJ25.

2019.56

Released: 2019-05-23
  • UpdateMinor updates to the EZY layout.
  • UpdateUpdated internal AIDAP/FAA NOTAM updater to use the TLS v1.2 protocol.
  • ChangeInternal Navigraph/currentcycle requests are now briefly cached to avoid excessive calls.

2019.55

Released: 2019-05-22
  • FeatureAdded "Copy" function to the My Fleet section.
  • FeatureAdded backup NAT Track message source in case the primary PilotWeb/FAA source goes offline.
  • Bug FixFixed SID/STAR long-name parsing error when joining the procedure at an intermediate fix.

2019.54

Released: 2019-05-20
  • UpdateUpdated B77L, B77F, and B77W default OEW values with those used by PMDG.
  • Bug FixFixed NOAA/IRSAT image synchronisation issue caused by recently renamed source files.

2019.53

Released: 2019-05-17
  • FeatureAdded new detailed aircraft profile: B732.
  • FeatureAdded more detailed <tracks> data to the API XML data file.

2019.52

Released: 2019-05-14
  • FeatureAdded new detailed aircraft profiles: E135, E140, E145.

2019.51

Released: 2019-05-01
  • FeatureAdded internal support for manual euro DCT altitude caps.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare API XML parsing bug caused by invalid/cut UTF-8 characters.

2019.50

Released: 2019-04-30
  • ChangeThe passenger count is now limited based on payload constraints when the Passengers option is left in "AUTO".

2019.49

Released: 2019-04-25
  • UpdateUpdated several portions of the AFR 2017 format based on new data that was received.
  • ChangeVarious fixes to the XIVAP downloadable format.

2019.48

Released: 2019-04-22
  • FeatureAdded internal support for mid-airway altitude/RAD restrictions.

2019.47

Released: 2019-04-14
  • FeatureAdded "Flight Information" page to the beginning of the AFR 2017 layout.
  • Bug FixFixed incorrect FIR crossing points in the AFR 2017 alternate navlog section.
  • Bug FixFixed a caching bug which could cause outdated NAT tracks on the interactive Leaflet map.
  • ChangeIncreased engine name length limit to 20 characters. Certain OFP formats may trim engine names longer than 12 characters due to space constraints.

2019.46

Released: 2019-04-07
  • UpdateMinor adjustments to the Leonardo MD80 (ACARS) route file.

2019.45

Released: 2019-04-02
  • FeatureAdded <pax_weight> field to the <weights> section of the API XML data file.
  • Bug FixFixed incorrect cargo figure when using a custom passenger weight in applicable OFP formats (LIDO, BER, DAL, JBU, JZA, KLM).
  • Bug FixFixed incorrect cargo figure in the API XML data file when using a custom passenger weight.
  • Bug FixFixed incorrect cargo/passenger weight numbers in the Aerosoft CRJ route file.

2019.44

Released: 2019-04-01
  • Bug FixFixed a rare bug caused by invalid characters appearing inside the API/XML data file.

2019.43

Released: 2019-03-29
  • FeatureAdded new <route_navigraph> element to the API XML data file.
  • UpdateMinor adjustments to the LIDO layout to accommodate longer registrations.
  • ChangeIncreased allowable registration length to 10 characters on the Options and Fleet pages.

2019.42

Released: 2019-03-26
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable FMS file: Leonardo MD80 (ACARS).

2019.41

Released: 2019-03-22
  • ChangeThe X-IVAP format now attempts to trim FPL remarks so they fit inside X-IVAP's 100 character limit. If unsuccessful, it simply removes all remarks and inserts "RMK/SIMBRIEF".

2019.40

Released: 2019-03-21
  • Bug FixFixed a potential hash mismatch within the "change username" account function.

2019.39

Released: 2019-03-19
  • UpdateImproved underlying SID/STAR identifier conversion when a route is manually entered using 7 character procedure names instead of the shortened 6 character names.
  • UpdateModified the API XML <atc><route> element to use the 6 character SID/STAR idents.
  • ChangeThe 7 character SID/STAR route string can now be found under <atc><route_ifps>.

2019.38

Released: 2019-03-15
  • FeatureAdded RAD APP4 altitude restriction awareness to the IFPS route validation tool.
  • Bug FixFixed a possible offset error when entering an invalid airframe "Extra FPL RMK" value.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare undefined TAF error within the EZY format.
  • Bug FixFixed undefined TOALTN IATA code error within the JZA format.

2019.37

Released: 2019-03-14
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: B762 (B767-200ER).
  • ChangeIncreased A318, A319, and A320 default weight limits (WV005, WV010, WV017 respectively).

2019.36

Released: 2019-03-12
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: B742 (B747-200).
  • UpdateUpdated navlog script to consider/respect the altitude limits published in RAD Appendix 4.

2019.35

Released: 2019-03-09
  • FeatureAdded internal RAD Appendix 4 database parser for future use.
  • UpdateUpdated internal Route Finder DCTs table.

2019.34

Released: 2019-03-07
  • FeatureAdded SID/STAR full-name translations to the API/XML <route_ifps> field.
  • ChangeReverted to database SID/STAR names for the API/XML <route> field.

2019.33

Released: 2019-03-06
  • FeatureAdded airframe-specific "Passenger Weight" option to the My Fleet section.
  • FeatureAdded GRD (Global Route Database) link above the Route box on the Options page.
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: C25A (Citation CJ2).
  • Bug FixFixed potential rounding error on the Options page affecting the ZFW and Cargo options.
  • ChangeWhen automatically choosing departure/arrival runways, preference is now given to runways which have SIDs/STARs.

2019.32

Released: 2019-03-02
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: FA50 (Falcon 50EX).

2019.31

Released: 2019-03-01
  • FeatureAdded proper FAA equipment codes derived from the aircraft's ICAO equipment string.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the IFPS Validator which could result in missing altitude restrictions.

2019.30

Released: 2019-02-28
  • FeatureAdded a dedicated Changelog page to the main website.
  • FeatureAdded support for a new custom Airframe field: "Extra FPL Remarks".
  • FeatureAdded code to handle invalid API/acdata parameters sent using single vs. double quotes.
  • UpdateImplemented the new Extra FPL Remarks feature into the various OFP Layouts.
  • UpdateReplaced references to "CFMU" with "IFPS" across the various system pages.
  • Bug FixMinor fix to airway-specific Euro AltCaps function.

2019.29

Released: 2019-02-27
  • Bug FixCorrected potentially incorrect initial climb altitudes on routes where the TOC occurs on an airway using non-standard flight levels.
  • ChangeThe API's manualrmk parameter now converts multiple sequential "+" characters to a newline.

2019.28

Released: 2019-02-25
  • UpdateThe route parser now recognizes SID/STAR transitions (ex. NESTI6C out of LIML).
  • Bug FixFixed a rare error which could occur when sending a huge cargo value via the API.
  • ChangeRemoved DCTs from the Squawkbox and vPilot downloadable route files.

2019.27

Released: 2019-02-22
  • UpdateImproved initial STAR suggestions for EGLL arrivals.

2019.26

Released: 2019-02-17
  • UpdateApplied a custom monospace font to the "Paperwork Preview" and "Weather NOTAM" sections.

2019.25

Released: 2019-02-16
  • FeatureAdded new "Weather and NOTAMS" subsection to the Dispatch Output page.
  • FeatureAdded new detailed aircraft profile: B78X.
  • UpdateUpdated FSLabs Uplink filename, target directory, and usage instructions.

2019.24

Released: 2019-02-14
  • FeatureAdded multiple alternates and takeoff/enroute alternate weather to API/XML data files.
  • UpdateApplied SID/STAR full-name translations to the API/XML data files.
  • Bug FixFixed malformed FPL errors in the CFMU pre-validator script.

2019.23

Released: 2019-02-12
  • UpdateThe runway selection script now considers active runways reported by the PilotEdge ATIS API.

2019.22

Released: 2019-02-11
  • UpdateUpdated Alternate/ETOPS airport marker to include lowest forecast data.
  • UpdateMinor visual tweaks to the Alternate/ETOPS airport markers.
  • Bug FixFixed unnecessary repeated marker refreshes when typing a new origin/destination.
  • Bug FixFixed faulty Alternate/ETOPS airport marker weather ranges.

2019.21

Released: 2019-02-10
  • FeatureAdded color-coded alternate airports feature to the interactive Leaflet map.
  • Bug FixCorrected slightly misaligned alternate/ETOPS airport markers on the interactive Leaflet map.

2019.20

Released: 2019-02-08
  • FeatureAdded new detailed aircraft profile: E55P (Phenom 300).

2019.19

Released: 2019-02-07
  • UpdateApplied reduced default passenger count when creating a new freighter airframe.
  • UpdateMinor spacing adjustment to the BAW format NOTAM section.

2019.18

Released: 2019-02-05
  • FeatureAdded Takeoff Alternate and Enroute Alternate lines to the EZY format ASC section.
  • UpdateUpdated back-end GRIB downloader script to handle NOAA's new HTTPS redirect.

2019.17

Released: 2019-02-02
  • Bug FixFixed a navlog bug which could give a missing index error while checking future airway restrictions.

2019.16

Released: 2019-02-01
  • FeatureAdded Enroute Alternate support to the following formats: BAW, RYR, DLH, EZY, KLM, ETD.
  • FeatureAdded limited advanced alternate support to remaining formats: JBU, JZA, SWA.
  • FeatureAdded auto text-resize feature to the Aircraft Type dropdown option.
  • UpdateUpdated BER and KLM formats to display NOTAMs for Takeoff/Enroute Alternates.
  • UpdateTweaked handling of custom airframe comments for the Aircraft Type dropdown option.

2019.15

Released: 2019-01-31
  • UpdateRedesigned the TAF parser to better consider previous hours and properly handle BECMG periods.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could misidentify the airway ident if the same fix appeared twice in a route.
  • Bug FixFixed an occasional empty route being inserted between route suggestions.
  • Bug FixFixed possible broken layout when tabbing through inputs on the Options page.
  • Bug FixMinor correction to the CONS figure on the AFR'17 format's alternate navlog.
  • ChangeRe-styled website checkboxes to achieve uniformity across all browsers.

2019.14

Released: 2019-01-30
  • UpdateUpdated UAL '14 format with advanced alternate parameters and full SID/STAR names.
  • UpdateMade numerous improvements and updates to the UAL '14 format.
  • UpdateUpdated internal navlog process to enable Class II airspace detection.
  • UpdateUpdated BER format with advanced alternate parameters and full SID/STAR names.
  • UpdateUpdated UAE format with advanced alternate parameters and full SID/STAR names.
  • Bug FixCorrected the RYR format's FINRES figure.

2019.13

Released: 2019-01-29
  • UpdateUpdated ACA format with advanced alternate parameters and full SID/STAR names.
  • UpdateUpdated AFR '17 format with advanced alternate parameters and full SID/STAR names.
  • Bug FixMinor correction to FIR NOTAM labeling for advanced alternate airports.

2019.12

Released: 2019-01-26
  • FeatureAdded Enroute Alternate input to the Options page (in the "Alternate Airports" section).
  • FeatureAdded Enroute Alternate depiction feature to the interactive Leaflet map.
  • FeatureAdded Enroute Alternate support to the default LIDO format. Other formats will follow soon.

2019.11

Released: 2019-01-21
  • FeatureAdded "Static ID" functionality to the SimBrief API.
  • Bug FixCorrected incorrect Sched Time Enroute, Cont Fuel, and Cargo options when subsequently editing an API flight.

2019.10

Released: 2019-01-20
  • Bug FixFixed occasional erroneous optimum altitude selection for short flights at low altitudes.

2019.09

Released: 2019-01-19
  • FeatureAdded a "Disable" button to the takeoff alternate options section for convenience.
  • FeatureAdded protections against using the departure airport as a takeoff alternate.
  • FeatureAdded takeoff alternate depiction to the interactive Leaflet map.
  • FeatureAdded takeoff alternate label feature to the OFP detailed flight maps.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the alternates-finder script relating to an unexpected empty array.

2019.08

Released: 2019-01-18
  • FeatureAdded Takeoff Alternate input to the Options page (in the "Alternate Airports" section).
  • UpdateUpdated Takeoff Alternate selection logic in support of new "Search Distance" option.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare navlog process failure when a waypoint with a very low max-alt is used.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could occur in the KLM format when using a legacy aircraft profile.

2019.07

Released: 2019-01-17
  • UpdateUpdated EZY and KLM formats with advanced alternate parameters and full SID/STAR names.
  • UpdateApplied various bug fixes and improvements to the KLM format.
  • UpdateImproved duplicate NOTAM recognition and filtering.
  • Bug FixFixed possible missing validity periods for certain ICAO NOTAMs.

2019.06

Released: 2019-01-16
  • FeatureAdded code to identify vector SIDs/STARs, even if they contain no waypoints in the database.
  • FeatureAdded separate "New Flight" and "Edit Flight" quick-links to the main system navigation.
  • UpdateRedesigned the Account Settings page to be more user friendly.
  • UpdateUpdated numerous system icons with higher resolution and/or improved versions.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could occur when sorting airframes by comments.

2019.05

Released: 2019-01-15
  • FeatureAdded SID/STAR full name support (inferred by checking contained fixes/idents).
  • UpdateUpdated CFMU SID/STAR name correction function using the above new method.
  • UpdateApplied full SID/STAR names to SkyVector, Squawkbox, vPilot, and IVAP file formats.
  • UpdateApplied full SID/STAR names to VATSIM Prefile routings.
  • UpdateUpdated the LIDO format to display full SID/STAR names on the OFP. More formats to come.
  • UpdateUpdated the BAW, DLH, RYR, ETD formats to display full SID/STAR names.
  • Bug FixFixed internal missing database/table errors associated with manually added airports.

2019.04

Released: 2019-01-14
  • Bug FixFixed a rare offset error when generating terrain profile for routes shorter than 10nm.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare offset error when segmenting SIGWX charts for routes exactly 1800nm long.

2019.03

Released: 2019-01-10
  • Bug FixFixed inaccurate ALTN and RESV fuel amounts when using very large Cargo/Extra Fuel values.
  • Bug FixFixed query error when checking Runway/SID validity for custom (manually added) airports.
  • Bug FixFixed rare index error when inferring Euro airway caps from similar routes.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare regex error caused by improperly escaped route fixes.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug introduced by misordered DME additions to the VORs database.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which made it possible to use the same airport as both destination and alternates 2-4.
  • Bug FixVarious other minor bug fixes and code improvements.
  • ChangeMinor change to the displayed NOTAM time period on the LIDO format.
  • ChangeCat/Equipment/Transponder ACDATA parameters sent via the API are now ignored if empty.
  • ChangePBD route fixes are now ignored if more than 6 trailing digits are entered.

2019.02

Released: 2019-01-09
  • FeatureCreated a new internal routes database with an improved, more efficient structure. All past routes will now be saved for possible use, instead of only the 5 latest ones.
  • UpdateIntegrated the new routes database into the various route fetching functions. This should improve the quality and variety of SimBrief's route suggestions.
  • Bug FixMinor correction to the EZY format.
  • ChangeBegan migrating legacy routes table to the new database (~2 days remaining until completion).
  • ChangeBegan retroactively reading past OFP routes into the new database (~1 day until completion).

2019.01

Released: 2019-01-08
  • FeatureAdded DME-only stations to SimBrief's AIRAC databases.
  • UpdateUpdated the EZY format to include the Fin number in the MSN space.

2018.82

Released: 2018-11-30
  • UpdateImproved API scheduled time default calculation.

2018.81

Released: 2018-11-28
  • Bug FixFixed default airframe Cost Index not being loaded properly in certain cases.

2018.80

Released: 2018-11-27
  • Bug FixCorrected incorrect FINRES value in the Alternate section of the LIDO and ETD formats.

2018.79

Released: 2018-11-26
  • ChangeCapped EXTRA / POSS figure in BER format to fuel tank capacity.

2018.78

Released: 2018-11-23
  • FeatureAdded FIR boundaries to the UAE format navlog.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could lock the Options page for iPad users using Google Chrome.

2018.77

Released: 2018-11-04
  • UpdateTweaked passenger count randomizer (loads less than 75% are now much less likely).
  • UpdateModified PDF script to fetch images locally. Should eliminate occasional nuisance HTTP errors.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could display the wrong alternate METAR/TAF when editing a previous flight.

2018.76

Released: 2018-10-25
  • Bug FixFixed various bugs related to SID procedures having the same name as an airway waypoint.

2018.75

Released: 2018-10-24
  • FeatureAdded code to detect/correct missing directional airway caps in the AIRAC database.

2018.74

Released: 2018-10-23
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: TBM9.

2018.73

Released: 2018-10-17
  • UpdateAdded/improved EU airway restrictions by analyzing similar routings.

2018.72

Released: 2018-10-15
  • FeatureAdded support for manual airway caps to the pre-generated CFMU Validation tool.
  • Bug FixFixed manual altitudes not being properly stripped when storing/reading Suggested Routes.

2018.71

Released: 2018-10-04
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause the alternates script to fail for manually defined airports.

2018.70

Released: 2018-10-03
  • FeatureAdded rain/snow radar feature to the interactive map (courtesy of www.rainviewer.com).

2018.69

Released: 2018-10-02
  • UpdateImproved selection of EU pre-validated routes for prop aircraft.

2018.68

Released: 2018-09-30
  • UpdateImproved EU Altitude Cap function to account for enroute FIR/UIR conditions.

2018.67

Released: 2018-09-29
  • UpdateVarious improvements to the UK SRD route selector script.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the altitude optimizer which could erroneously avoid step-downs in EU airspace.
  • ChangeRoutes are now automatically analyzed on the Dispatch Options page.

2018.66

Released: 2018-09-28
  • FeatureAdded protections to help reduce the server load at peak hours.

2018.65

Released: 2018-09-27
  • UpdateImproved ordering of the Aircraft Types list on the Options page.

2018.64

Released: 2018-09-22
  • FeatureThe routes database now contains most Standard Routes included in the UK's SRD Document.
  • FeatureUK Standard Routes are selected based on the aircraft type and estimated cruise altitude.
  • FeatureAdded additional level capping as defined in the UK SRD Document.
  • UpdateTweaked optimum/maximum altitude tables for the following profiles: B748, B48F.

2018.63

Released: 2018-09-20
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: B48F (B747-8F).
  • UpdateTweaked B748 profile based on OFP reference.
  • ChangeLimited all freighter aircraft to 25 passengers by default.
  • ChangeThe cargo option now defaults to "AUTO" when selecting a freighter aircraft.

2018.62

Released: 2018-09-16
  • UpdateImprovements to the European routes pre-validation script.
  • UpdateUpdated European free-route directs database.

2018.61

Released: 2018-09-14
  • FeatureAdded manual airway/altitude cap definitions to handle difficult European city-pairs.
  • UpdateAdditional improvements to the European routes pre-validation script.

2018.60

Released: 2018-09-13
  • UpdatePre-validated European routes with repeating airways are now trimmed if possible.
  • UpdateExpanded European pre-validation feature to include some Europe to Non-Europe routes.
  • UpdateGeneral improvements to the European routes pre-validation script.

2018.59

Released: 2018-09-10
  • UpdateVarious improvements to the European routes pre-validation script.

2018.58

Released: 2018-09-06
  • UpdatePre-validated European routes are now filtered based on the selected aircraft's service ceiling.
  • Bug FixFixed automatic SID/STAR selection for single-waypoint European routes.

2018.57

Released: 2018-09-04
  • FeatureAdded support for European level capping when via/not via certain routes.

2018.56

Released: 2018-09-03
  • FeatureCreated background processes and database infrastructure in support of this new feature.
  • UpdateValid European routes are now prioritized where possible (limited city-pairs for now).
  • Bug FixCorrected handling of bi-directional European city-pair flight level capping limits.

2018.55

Released: 2018-09-02
  • FeatureAdded improved AIRAC selection/unlocking options to the Dispatch Options page.

2018.54

Released: 2018-09-01
  • Bug FixFixed a filtering bug that prevented NAT tracks from updating at the beginning of a new month.

2018.53

Released: 2018-08-27
  • FeatureAdded new Downloadable FMS format: AivlaSoft EFB v2.

2018.52

Released: 2018-08-26
  • FeatureAdded preliminary support for European RAD city-pair flight level capping limits.
  • FeatureAdded logic to prevent the altitude optimizer from selecting FL180 in most circumstances.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where the altitude optimizer might not respect an airway's minimum altitude.

2018.51

Released: 2018-08-16
  • UpdateTweaked PACOTS and AUSOTS crossover/refresh times.

2018.50

Released: 2018-08-15
  • FeatureAdded PACOTS and AUSOTS features to the interactive map.

2018.49

Released: 2018-08-14
  • Bug FixFixed potentially faulty FPL string being passed to the CFMU validator from the Options page.

2018.48

Released: 2018-08-12
  • UpdateImproved handling of inconsistent NAT Track source availability.

2018.47

Released: 2018-08-08
  • Bug FixMinor correction to the FeelThere (*.nz2k.fpl) format.

2018.46

Released: 2018-08-05
  • UpdateModified PilotEdge pre-file link to include callsign dashes.
  • UpdateUpdated various airlines' ICAO/IATA codes.

2018.45

Released: 2018-08-02
  • UpdateImproved automatic corrections for faulty/trimmed FlightAware routes.

2018.44

Released: 2018-07-27
  • Bug FixCorrected reserve fuel in AUTO mode to 30 minutes for slow jet aircraft.

2018.43

Released: 2018-07-23
  • UpdateImproved support for fictional airfields (ex. VHHX - Kai Tak).
  • Bug FixFixed SID/STAR runway validity for fictional airfields.

2018.42

Released: 2018-07-21
  • Bug FixFixed a rare bug where the EZFW might be incorrect at weights close to MTOW.

2018.41

Released: 2018-07-16
  • ChangeReverted to native alert/confirmation dialogs for iOS devices.

2018.40

Released: 2018-07-13
  • FeatureAdded Downloader support for new Aerosoft/A3XX Flightplans directory.

2018.39

Released: 2018-07-08
  • UpdateUpdated aircraft profile: B748.

2018.38

Released: 2018-07-03
  • FeatureAdded new Downloadable FMS format: X-Plane 11.

2018.37

Released: 2018-06-28
  • FeatureAdded code to automatically correct faulty/trimmed FlightAware routes.
  • UpdateImproved FlightAware route fetching for users using an outdated AIRAC cycle.

2018.36

Released: 2018-06-24
  • FeatureAdded new Downloadable FMS format: Captain Sim (FSX/P3D .pln alias).

2018.35

Released: 2018-06-21
  • ChangeSlightly re-ordered the "Route Finder" and "Historical Weather" Dispatch Options.

2018.34

Released: 2018-05-31
  • UpdateReprogrammed timezone calculations using native PHP functions. Previously these were handled by external APIs.

2018.33

Released: 2018-05-30
  • Bug FixFixed an interactive map bug that prevented the waypoints overlay from displaying on some browsers.

2018.32

Released: 2018-05-29
  • UpdateMigrated all interactive maps to Leaflet.

2018.31

Released: 2018-05-25
  • FeatureAdded GDPR consent blocker to the API process window.
  • FeatureClicking the cloud icon above the ORIG/DEST/ALTN options now opens a pop-up window.
  • UpdateUpdated the Recent Routes map on the System Status page to Leaflet.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could cause missing "DIRECTS" in the UFMC format.

2018.30

Released: 2018-05-24
  • FeatureAdded a new/custom Opt-In Cookie Consent pop-up alert and associated functions.
  • FeatureAdded website and database functions to properly record and track user consent.
  • FeatureAdded a new "Privacy Settings" link to the top of the website for easy access.
  • FeatureAdded a large pop-up to the dispatch system advising registered users of these GDPR updates.
  • UpdateUpdated SimBrief's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to be GDPR compliant.
  • UpdateUpdated the registration form to align with the new terms and policies.
  • UpdateReplaced the Facebook "Like" button with a custom solution due to tracking/privacy concerns.
  • ChangeMade various modifications to the website to respect visitors' cookie preferences.

2018.29

Released: 2018-05-23
  • Bug FixFixed an Internet Explorer bug affecting the ETOPS and Save Flight functions on the Options page.

2018.28

Released: 2018-05-08
  • FeatureIt is now possible to change your username and delete your account from the Account Settings page.
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable route format: IVAO/XIVAP.
  • Bug FixFixed an error in the IXEG 737 format that occurred on routes without a SID or STAR.

2018.27

Released: 2018-05-03
  • FeatureAdded Historical Weather support via Active Sky integration. SimBrief Downloader v1.4.2 required.

2018.26

Released: 2018-04-28
  • FeatureAdded a new "AUTO" function to the Cargo option. When selected, a random cargo amount will be added based on the planned passenger count (more passengers will yield lower cargo values).

2018.25

Released: 2018-04-23
  • FeatureAdded new API endpoint: xml.fetcher.php .

2018.24

Released: 2018-04-21
  • FeatureAdded a custom dispatch remarks feature to the options page.

2018.23

Released: 2018-04-19
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could cause the date, origrwy, and destrwy GET parameters to be ignored on the Options page.
  • ChangeThe date option is now selectable from 90 days in the past to 7 days in the future.

2018.22

Released: 2018-04-18
  • FeatureAdded multiple alternate support to the following formats: DLH, GWI, THY.
  • Bug FixMinor fixes to UTF-8 sub-string functions on AAL and AWE formats.

2018.21

Released: 2018-04-15
  • Bug FixMinor correction to the climb/descent charts for the C172 profile.
  • ChangeLowered minimum allowable flight level to 1500AGL for small aircraft.
  • ChangeThe minimum allowable flight level is now rounded to a multiple of 500ft.

2018.20

Released: 2018-04-13
  • Bug FixFixed a route parsing issue affecting 6-7 digit FlightAware lat/longs.
  • ChangeThe automatic alternate finder now prioritizes non-military airfields where possible.
  • ChangeSlightly re-organizated the Dispatch Options page to allow for easier additions in the future.
  • ChangeLat/longs are now automatically shortened where applicable (ex. 5200N03000W = 52N030W).

2018.19

Released: 2018-04-12
  • FeatureAdded new OFP remarks indicating when the payload gets limited due to MZFW, MTOW, or MLW.
  • Bug FixFixed a JavaScript bug that could cause a faulty/blank alternate assignment on the options page.

2018.18

Released: 2018-04-10
  • FeatureAdded new options when creating custom airframes: ICAO Type, Name, Engines, Performance Code, Mode-S Code, Notes/Comments, Default Cost Index.
  • UpdateUpdated ICAO FPL string and added Mode-S support to the following formats: LIDO, BAW, BER, DAL, DLH, ETD, EZY, GWI, KLM, QFA, RYR, THY, UAL 2014.

2018.17

Released: 2018-04-09
  • ChangeOFP cancellation is now pushed to the server via jQuery's unload event. This reduces unnecessary server usage by immediately cancelling the OFP process where applicable.

2018.16

Released: 2018-04-08
  • FeatureAdded image pre-loading function for IRSAT and SIGWX images.
  • Bug FixRepaired missing IRSAT images in the Database section.

2018.15

Released: 2018-04-07
  • UpdateImproved SIGMET parsing script to better handle unexpected patterns.

2018.14

Released: 2018-04-02
  • Bug FixFixed a rare interactive map depiction error for certain airways.
  • Bug FixFixed SkyVector and RouteFinder route string mismatch when loading/editing a previous flight.

2018.13

Released: 2018-03-27
  • FeatureAdded new Downloadable FMS formats: ProSim 737, X-FMC.

2018.12

Released: 2018-03-19
  • Bug FixFixed a route string error that could occur with altitude/speed changes on a NAT track.
  • Bug FixMinor corrections to the corte.in (FF320) format.
  • ChangeProgrammed the Options page to initially hide the Route Map (Google API quota management).

2018.11

Released: 2018-03-18
  • FeatureActivated old AIRAC cycles feature. Note that only users who previously unlocked old cycles on SimBrief will be able to access them.

2018.10

Released: 2018-03-17
  • FeatureAdded code to enable the use of AIRAC cycles that are older than the default cycle. Release pending Navigraph approval.

2018.09

Released: 2018-03-15
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the route database script that could cause the OFP process to fail.

2018.08

Released: 2018-03-08
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profiles: A359, A35K.

2018.07

Released: 2018-03-03
  • FeatureAdded NOTAM filtering logic to remove certain "QOBCE" and "OBST ..." NOTAMS from the OFP, in line with real world briefing packages.
  • Bug FixFixed an SSL bug that was preventing NAT Tracks from being updated.
  • Bug FixFixed an issue with the METAR/TAF fetching script caused by a new SSL redirect.

2018.06

Released: 2018-03-02
  • FeatureAdded support for degrees, minutes, and seconds when entering Lat/Long coordinates in the route string.

2018.05

Released: 2018-02-20
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: MD82, MD83.

2018.04

Released: 2018-02-19
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could produce faulty ETOPS calculations when a custom destination alternate was selected that was not part of SimBrief's default suitable airports list.

2018.03

Released: 2018-01-27
  • FeatureThe route analyzer now advises if the chosen SID/STAR is invalid for the selected runway, and a button is provided to fix the error if desired.

2018.02

Released: 2018-01-26
  • UpdateUpdated formats with new alternate parameters: RYR, ETD.

2018.01

Released: 2018-01-21
  • FeatureAdded 15 second caching of frontpage statistics to reduce database load.
  • UpdateOptimized "requests" table queries.

2017.66

Released: 2017-12-31
  • FeatureAdded advanced alternate features to the API.

2017.65

Released: 2017-12-13
  • FeatureAdded new FMS Download: vPilot.

2017.64

Released: 2017-12-11
  • FeatureAdded new FMS Download: Aerowinx PSX 747.
  • FeatureAdded new <fms_downloads> section to the API XML file. Files within this section are labelled based on their format id (<crx>, <pmr>, etc.) making it easier to find specific formats when reading the XML data.

2017.63

Released: 2017-12-05
  • FeatureAdded new FMS Download: UFMC - Universal FMC.
  • FeatureAdded additional Fuel Factor values to the Fleet section.

2017.62

Released: 2017-12-04
  • FeatureAdded the ability to delete multiple saved flights at once.

2017.61

Released: 2017-11-28
  • Bug FixFixed SIGWX parser error that occurred when min + max icing altitudes were undefined.
  • ChangeRemoved SID, STAR, runways, and alternate routing from the FlightFactor A320U format due to frequent import errors.

2017.60

Released: 2017-11-25
  • FeatureAdded FIR avoidance capability to the Route Finder tool.
  • FeatureAdded ATC Callsign parameter to the API XML file, accessible through atc->callsign.
  • UpdateTweaked fuel calculations for the A320 series when cruising at greater than M78.

2017.59

Released: 2017-11-17
  • Bug FixCorrected FSLabs Uplink files to always use KGs.

2017.58

Released: 2017-11-15
  • FeatureAdded code to prevent excessively long historical routes from being suggested.
  • FeatureAdded Black Box Airbus format to the FMS Downloads list (FS9 alias).
  • FeatureAdded FlightFactor format to the FMS Downloads list (Aerosoft Airbus alias).
  • UpdateUpdated FMS Downloads to HTML5 standards. Right-click -> Save As should work now.

2017.57

Released: 2017-11-10
  • FeatureAdded install instructions to the FMS Downloads list.
  • FeatureAdded new FMS Download: FSLabs A320.

2017.56

Released: 2017-10-26
  • FeatureAdded new FMS Format: FlightFactor A320.
  • UpdateUpdated aircraft profile: MD88.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could return outdated FlightAware routes.

2017.55

Released: 2017-10-24
  • FeatureAdded userid indexes to "flights" and "fleets" databases (increased speed for these sections).
  • UpdateRedesigned server back-up script.

2017.54

Released: 2017-10-21
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could cause div/0 errors following the new manoeuvring corrections.

2017.53

Released: 2017-10-20
  • UpdateFurther improvements to departure/arrival maneuvering time, fuel, and distance.
  • UpdateReserve fuel calculation improved.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause faulty fuel requirements for legacy aircraft profiles.
  • Bug FixFixed erroneous frequency display on some ETOPS Navlog waypoints.
  • ChangeNavlog distance to first/last waypoint now reflects maneuvering distance.
  • ChangeContingency fuel 1-minute increments are now based on actual average fuel flow.

2017.52

Released: 2017-10-19
  • UpdateReprogrammed departure/arrival manoeuvring correction method.
  • ChangeReduced the amount of added fuel for departure manoeuvring.

2017.51

Released: 2017-10-18
  • FeatureAdded additional UAD maps for altitudes above/below the planned Flightlevel.
  • FeatureAdded PER/ category to the ICAO FPL string (LIDO format).
  • UpdateAdditional refinements to SID/STAR selections for FlightAware routes.
  • UpdateRestored FIR NOTAM Categories (LIDO format).
  • Bug FixCorrected ICAO FPL "ETE" value to be 10 minutes less than actual ETE (LIDO format).
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in getroutes.js.php that could cause the wrong database to become active following a magvar() lookup.
  • ChangeWhen no suggested routes are available, the system now creates a route using the Route Finder.
  • ChangeSuggested routes are now re-ordered so that valid routes are presented first.
  • ChangeLat/Long waypoints are now only included in the ATS EET/ string for oceanic FIRs.
  • ChangeRemoved unnecessary "Invalid Response" message when a session expires.

2017.50

Released: 2017-10-13
  • FeatureAdded protections in the route parser which will exclude waypoints that cause a detour in excess of 2000nm (usually caused when the desired waypoint isn't found in the current AIRAC cycle).
  • UpdateImproved runway selection logic using basic TLR data contained in the selected aircraft profile (where available).
  • ChangeStepclimbs are now inhibited during the last hour of flight, rather than within a fixed distance from destination.

2017.49

Released: 2017-10-11
  • FeatureAdded dynamic placeholder text to the ATC Callsign option.
  • Bug FixFixed extra "Invalid Response" message when entering unknown departure/arrival airports.
  • Bug FixFixed ETOPS options being incorrectly cleared when adding step climbs (/F000) to the route string.
  • Bug FixFixed various minor bugs with the new terrain database.
  • Bug FixFixed various errors which could occur when passing API requests containing a massive amount of Extra Fuel.

2017.48

Released: 2017-10-10
  • UpdateUpdated MORA calculations using the new terrain database. MORAs now correctly represent a 2000ft buffer over the highest terrain within 5 miles of track.
  • UpdateUpdated the Vertical Profile terrain depiction using the new terrain database.
  • UpdateUpdated aircraft profiles: B788, B789.

2017.47

Released: 2017-10-06
  • FeatureAdded a new terrain database with a resolution of 30 arc-seconds (for future use).

2017.46

Released: 2017-10-04
  • FeatureAdded additional CONT fuel options for 1-15 minutes.

2017.45

Released: 2017-10-03
  • UpdateRe-coded most Javascript data loading functions using jQuery.ajax() requests. This should significantly speed up response times on the Dispatch Options page.

2017.44

Released: 2017-10-01
  • UpdateImproved route interpretation algorithm in cases where 2 possible fixes are equally distant.
  • ChangeThe news section on the homepage is now populated asynchronously.

2017.43

Released: 2017-09-29
  • Bug FixCorrected metric altitude conversion for user-defined step-climbs.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where user-defined step-climbs at lat/long points could be ignored.

2017.42

Released: 2017-09-28
  • FeatureAdded protection against RouteFinder requests using the same departure and arrival airport.
  • UpdateImproved fuel burn accuracy by segmenting fuel flow calculations.
  • UpdateFurther tweaks to the manoeuvring fuel amounts.
  • UpdateUpdated the following layouts with the new alternate parameters: BAW.
  • UpdateModified the Aerosoft CRJ FMS format to load the route as a series of directs, rather than as a series of airways. Airway loading does not seem to work properly in the CRJ at the moment.
  • UpdateModified NAT parser script to ignore faulty NAT NOTAM parts as required.
  • Bug FixFixed an error in the SID/STAR assignment code.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where database routes could be mislabelled as FlightAware routes.
  • Bug FixFixed a possible endless loop within the alternate-routes script.
  • ChangeNAT parser now saves historical TMIs for possible future use.

2017.41

Released: 2017-09-27
  • FeatureAdded code to limit alternate diversion weight to MLW.
  • UpdateImproved departure/approach manoeuvring time and fuel calculations.
  • UpdateTweaked step climb logic to prevent steps within 500nm of destination (was previously 300nm).
  • ChangeRemoved repeating airways on LIDO format route string which could occur due to stepclimbs.
  • ChangeRe-centered footer on LIDO PDF.

2017.40

Released: 2017-09-25
  • Bug FixCorrected a bug which could affect the ETOPS weather minimums.
  • ChangeManually added missing airports to database: FADD and FAVY.

2017.39

Released: 2017-09-23
  • UpdateImproved optimum/maximum altitude selection when close to service ceiling.
  • Bug FixCorrected "1 FL ABOVE" operational impact availability.

2017.38

Released: 2017-09-22
- Major Update -
  • FeatureAdded support for multiple (up to 4) alternates.
  • FeatureAdded support for custom alternate routings.
  • FeatureAdded advanced alternate settings to the Dispatch Options page in support of the new features.
  • FeatureAdded Takeoff Alternate weather and NOTAMs to the LIDO format where applicable.
  • UpdateModified the default LIDO format to support multiple alternate routings, NOTAMs, and weather.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause a higher than optimal altitude to be selected on short legs.
  • Bug FixFixed the MXSHR display on the LIDO format on flights with no shears above 0.
  • Bug FixCorrected IMT figures on navlog to use current waypoint MagVar.

2017.37

Released: 2017-09-21
  • FeatureAdded taxi times to the "Saved Selections" function.

2017.36

Released: 2017-09-11
  • UpdateUpdated Shear function with a more accurate formula.
  • Bug FixCorrected ETOPS Critical Point calculation. The Navlog's EFOB and MFOB at the exit point are no longer considered.
  • Bug FixCorrected the Max Oceanic Entry figure that appears on some OFP formats.

2017.35

Released: 2017-09-08
  • UpdateImproved Optimum altitude selection when entering/exiting oceanic airspace.
  • UpdateUpdated the following aircraft profiles with new Opt/Max altitude charts: A318, A319, A320, A332, A333, A321, B733, B737, B738, B74F, B763, B76F, B772, B77L, B77F, B77W.
  • UpdateVarious other updates to the following aircraft profiles: A333, B77L, B77F, B77W.

2017.34

Released: 2017-09-07
  • UpdateReprogrammed Optimum/Maximum altitude function to support chart data. For supported aircraft profiles, the Optimum and Maximum altitudes will now be calculated with greater precision.
  • UpdateUpdated the following aircraft profiles with new Opt/Max altitude charts: B744.

2017.33

Released: 2017-09-06
  • Bug FixFixed a minor bug with the optimum altitude selection.

2017.32

Released: 2017-09-05
  • FeatureAdded additional Fuel Factors to the drop down list (up to ± 80%).
  • UpdateUpdated timezone functions to use 3 possible data sources, depending on availability.
  • Bug FixFixed an error which caused SimBrief to disregard airway restrictions on short routes.
  • Bug FixFixed faulty FPLs being sent to CFMU Validator in some cases.
  • ChangeOn the Options page, entering a manual cruising altitude will now automatically uncheck the Stepclimbs option, while checking the Stepclimbs option will now clear any entered cruising altitude. Flashing icons highlight these automatic selections to alert the user.

2017.31

Released: 2017-09-01
  • FeatureAdded support for IATA codes on the Dispatch Options page. Airports can now be typed in using their 3-letter IATA or 4-letter ICAO codes.

2017.30

Released: 2017-08-25
  • FeatureAdded additional contingency fuel options with support for percentage, minutes, and the greater of a percentage/minutes value.
  • UpdateUpdated all OFP layouts to better depict the contingency mode used.

2017.29

Released: 2017-08-23
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: Leonardo MD80.
  • UpdateUpdated DAL layout.
  • Bug FixVarious minor bug fixes affecting cruise fuel flow.

2017.28

Released: 2017-08-22
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: IXEG 737 Classic.
  • UpdateUpdated JarDesign FMS format with better handling of NAT Tracks and Directs.

2017.27

Released: 2017-08-21
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: FS Commander.
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: vasFMC.
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: Google Earth KML.
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: FeelThere.
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: Flight1 GTN 650/750.
  • FeatureAdded new FMS format: Project Magenta.
  • FeatureAdded NAT Track support to SkyVector link.

2017.26

Released: 2017-08-19
  • UpdateModified back-end code to make it easier to add new FMS formats.
  • Bug FixVarious minor bug fixes.

2017.25

Released: 2017-08-17
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which produced invalid forum passwords when a user's main site password included the "&" symbol.

2017.24

Released: 2017-08-15
  • Bug FixCorrected fuel depiction for flights exceeding max aircraft range. EXTRA fuel now shows the fuel shortage as a negative value (instead of CONT fuel).
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where some flights exceeding max range would require additional ETOPS fuel.
  • ChangeEXTRA fuel is now trimmed to match max fuel capacity. Selecting EXTRA fuel above what can be boarded on the aircraft will result in automatically reducing that fuel until max capacity.

2017.23

Released: 2017-08-14
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profiles: PC12, EA50.
  • Bug FixFixed ETOPS bug which caused airports with certain weather strings in their TAF to return a 0/0 forecast.

2017.22

Released: 2017-08-13
  • FeatureAdded new Downloadable FMS Format: Aerosoft CRJ.

2017.21

Released: 2017-08-11
  • UpdateRebuilt fresh NOTAMs database using current AIDAP NOTAMs.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause some NOTAMs to not show up.

2017.20

Released: 2017-08-10
  • FeatureAdded more specific pop-up information when FMS Downloads are disabled due to a DCT route.
  • FeatureAdded additional Reserve options (35 and 40 min).
  • FeatureAdded the ability to reactivate a session without having to refresh the Dispatch Options page.
  • ChangeThe interactive route map on the Output page is now hidden by default. It can be viewed by clicking on the provided placeholder.
  • ChangeThe Password Reset tool now only requires that you provide your account's e-mail address.

2017.19

Released: 2017-08-09
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: CL30.

2017.18

Released: 2017-08-02
  • Bug FixFixed a fuel flow bug that occurred at very low levels on certain aircraft.

2017.17

Released: 2017-07-30
  • FeatureRoute parser now accepts flight level changes without a specified speed (i.e. both ABC/N0450F350 and ABC/F350 are now accepted).
  • ChangeReduced low-level departure and arrival fuel padding for all types (to better match real world OFPs).

2017.16

Released: 2017-07-27
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Format: AFR (2017).
  • UpdateImproved shorthand lat/long waypoint conversion.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug with the critical fuel calculation at the ETOPS Exit point.
  • ChangeRemoved DCTs between lat/long points on ICAO route strings.
  • ChangeLoosened error checking threshold on MTOW vs MLW vs MZFW when saving airframes.

2017.15

Released: 2017-07-22
  • FeatureAdded Navaid frequencies to the default LIDO Navlog.

2017.14

Released: 2017-07-12
  • FeatureAdded new <links> section to the API XML output containing the SkyVector route link.

2017.13

Released: 2017-06-30
  • FeatureAdded new FMS Download format: AivlaSoft EFB.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that omitted certain extended values from the underlying navlog array.

2017.12

Released: 2017-06-16
  • Bug FixCorrected TFDi FMS format to include all airway fixes.

2017.11

Released: 2017-05-19
  • Bug FixFixed a bug with the PDF link contained in the API .xml source files.

2017.10

Released: 2017-05-11
  • UpdateReplaced anti-spam feature on the registration page with reCAPTCHA.

2017.09

Released: 2017-05-05
  • FeatureAdded new Downloadable FMS format: TFDi Design 717.

2017.08

Released: 2017-05-04
  • FeatureAdded system logic to detect bounced e-mails. Users will be alerted if the system is unable to send activation or password reset e-mails.

2017.07

Released: 2017-05-02
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft profile: C172.
  • UpdateUpdated fleet functions to support the lower C172 weights.
  • UpdateUpdated Magnetic Declination database for 2017.

2017.06

Released: 2017-04-29
  • UpdateUpdated API popup functions.js reference.
  • Bug FixFixed a caching issue with the METAR/TAF database updater.
  • ChangeRemoved /flightplans and /uads directory cleaning functions from OFP script. Directory cleaning is now performed by a daily task.

2017.05

Released: 2017-04-12
  • UpdateIntroduced new caching method for Flight Plan files. PDF and FMS download files will now remain available for longer than 24 hours.

2017.04

Released: 2017-02-13
  • ChangeAll PMDG .rte files now automatically convert custom lat/long waypoints to the ARINC shorthand (ex. 9999N). This fixes potential crashes when using the new PMDG 747.

2017.03

Released: 2017-02-09
  • FeatureAdded ability to prefile on the PilotEdge network.
  • ChangeRelocated prefile links to the bottom of the Output page.

2017.02

Released: 2017-02-01
  • FeatureAdded infrastructure to facilitate adding missing airports/fixes to the database.
  • FeatureAdded the following missing airports: LCEN, LCGK, OMDM.

2017.01

Released: 2017-01-24
  • FeatureAdded new detailed aircraft profile: B712.

2016.26

Released: 2016-12-16
  • UpdateUpdated the Route Finder with better support for Free-Route, European Airspace.

2016.25

Released: 2016-12-07
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Layouts: ETD (Etihad), THY (Turkish).
  • UpdateImproved alternate selection by discarding old TAFs.

2016.24

Released: 2016-11-06
  • FeatureAdded proper HTTPS termination prior to CFMU Validation (removes nuisance browser warnings).

2016.23

Released: 2016-10-26
  • FeatureAdded support for 75/90 minute ETOPS rules.
  • Bug FixFixed a minor bug with the ETOPS checker script.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the SIGWX UAD file.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare bug that could truncate winds data while generating.

2016.22

Released: 2016-10-20
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the AIRAC 1611 database (waypoint table ordering).

2016.21

Released: 2016-10-11
  • UpdateUpgraded server to support SSL encryption.
  • Bug FixFixed minor bugs caused by the new SSL redirects.

2016.20

Released: 2016-09-22
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Format: QFA (Qantas).
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that could cause a "Data Fetch Failed" message.

2016.19

Released: 2016-09-11
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: B190, SF34.

2016.18

Released: 2016-09-10
  • ChangeClarified CONT 5% versus CONT 15 MIN indication on OFP when using CONT AUTO.

2016.17

Released: 2016-09-07
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: DC6. Special thanks to Kyle Rodgers.

2016.16

Released: 2016-08-12
  • FeatureAdded new debug feature: Zero wind.

2016.15

Released: 2016-07-07
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable FMS format: JARDesign Airbus.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug with the CFMU validation.
  • ChangeAuto-renaming feature for FMS files now applies to external API links as well.

2016.14

Released: 2016-05-08
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable FMS format: Majestic Q400.

2016.13

Released: 2016-04-30
  • FeatureAdded a new Aircraft Types page to the About section.
  • UpdateUpdated aircraft profile: B733.

2016.12

Released: 2016-04-28
  • FeatureAdded the ability to abort data-fetches on the Dispatch Options page.
  • FeatureAdded the ability to automatically convert the Extra Fuel, Cargo, and ZFW options when changing units.
  • FeatureThe ZFW option now contains only those values that are between the aircraft's OEW and MZFW.

2016.11

Released: 2016-04-27
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: A345, A346.

2016.10

Released: 2016-04-25
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: A342, A343.

2016.09

Released: 2016-03-30
  • UpdateMinor adjustments to the BER format.
  • Bug FixFixed an error which occurred when generating XML files using airport names containing certain characters.

2016.08

Released: 2016-03-03
  • FeatureReleased a new AIRAC unlock method based on Navigraph's new OAuth2 API. This method will eventually replace Access Codes entirely.
  • UpdateUpdated the default AIRAC cycle to 1503.
  • UpdateReplaced standard browser alerts, confirms, and tooltips with jQuery-UI versions.

2016.07

Released: 2016-02-03
  • UpdateApplied FlightAware route fetching to API requests that don't specify a custom route.

2016.06

Released: 2016-01-14
  • ChangeCFMU equipment on the Dispatch Options page now reflects custom airframe settings.

2016.05

Released: 2016-01-12
  • FeatureAdded CFMU Validator to the "Dispatch Output" page.
  • FeatureAdded code to inhibit step climbs in STARs.
  • FeatureAdded option to automatically select valid SIDs/STARs when changing runways.
  • Bug FixMore route finder bug fixes.

2016.04

Released: 2016-01-11
  • FeatureReleased Route Finder BETA to all users.
  • UpdateNumerous improvements and additions to the route finder script.
  • UpdateUpdated user guide with new sections.

2016.03

Released: 2016-01-07
  • FeatureAdded database dependent alternates list.

2016.02

Released: 2016-01-06
  • FeatureAdded hour selection to the Interactive Route Map winds overlay.
  • UpdateImproved winds aloft forecast range and accuracy.
  • UpdateImproved accuracy of TOC units.
  • Bug FixFixed units bug when entering certain Asian airways.

2016.01

Released: 2016-01-05
  • FeatureAdded code to smooth cloud area scalloping on SIGWX charts.
  • UpdateImproved wind barb range and accuracy on UAD/Profile charts.
  • Bug FixNumerous other minor bug fixes.

2015.46

Released: 2015-12-18
  • FeatureAdded wind averaging on long legs.
  • FeatureAdded support for half-degree NAT tracks.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the airway parser which could occur if an airway contained identically named fixes.

2015.45

Released: 2015-12-08
  • UpdateApplied several new system modifications in preparation for the Route Editor feature.

2015.44

Released: 2015-12-06
  • Bug FixFixed the cargo figure in the DAL format.

2015.43

Released: 2015-12-01
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: EZY.
  • Bug FixCorrected taxi fuel for A318, A319, A320, and A321.

2015.42

Released: 2015-10-24
  • Bug FixFixed typos in the MD11 and MD1F detailed profiles.

2015.41

Released: 2015-09-20
  • UpdateUpdated waypoint selection to include an airways check.

2015.40

Released: 2015-09-16
  • UpdateApplied airway altitude restrictions to TOC points as well.

2015.39

Released: 2015-09-01
  • FeatureAdded new API parameter: ETOPS Rule.

2015.38

Released: 2015-08-23
  • FeatureAdded simple profile: B789 (based on B788).

2015.37

Released: 2015-08-10
  • FeatureAdded extended waypoint names to some OFP formats.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where airways with unattainable altitude restrictions would cause faulty step-descents.

2015.36

Released: 2015-08-10
  • FeatureAdded airway-specific altitude constraints.
  • UpdateImproved enroute climb/descent calculations.
  • UpdateImproved the ETOPS airport suitable times.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where a constant mach number was not being held in oceanic airspace if stepclimbs were disabled.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that gave erroneous STE times when selecting custom airframes.
  • ChangeRemoved NAT track designators from SkyVector links.

2015.35

Released: 2015-08-01
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where forcing an altitude would prevent UP FL1+ operational impacts from showing.

2015.34

Released: 2015-07-31
  • FeatureAdded SkyVector route link. This lets users preview the currently entered route directly on SkyVector before generating the flight plan.
  • UpdateFurther optimized FlightAware XML route fetching.
  • Bug FixFixed a minor bug in the LIDO2 format.
  • ChangeRemoved VatAware route link as VatAware no longer provides citypair routes.

2015.33

Released: 2015-07-29
  • FeatureAdded Paypal IPN Framework to better track donations.

2015.32

Released: 2015-07-28
  • FeatureAdded framework for FlightAware route fetching.
  • FeatureAdded intelligent SID/STAR conversions to route list function.
  • UpdateImproved route formatting within the route list function.

2015.31

Released: 2015-07-27
  • FeatureAdded improved recursive fuel planning, which should slightly improve fuel burn accuracy.
  • UpdateImproved handling of the Extra fuel option on fuel-critical flights.
  • UpdateOptimized MORA calculations, resulting in reduced generating time (up to 5 seconds quicker).
  • UpdateImproved SIGWX/waypoint label positioning on SIGWX maps.
  • UpdateUpdated SkyVector links to the new FPL standard.
  • Bug FixCorrected the "Min Fuel" value in the JZA format.
  • Bug FixFixed Interactive Route Map waypoint tooltips in Firefox.

2015.30

Released: 2015-07-21
  • Bug FixFixed a wordwrap bug with certain NOTAMs.

2015.29

Released: 2015-07-18
  • UpdateNOTAM tweaks: Added F) G) altitude range to NOTAM text where applicable, removed superfluous date range from Canadian/US Domestic NOTAMs.
  • UpdateTweaked new LIDO format: Paginated NOTAMs, clarified NOTAM section, added taxi fuel to Navlog PBRN figure, paginated WX List.
  • Bug FixVarious minor fixes.

2015.28

Released: 2015-07-14
  • UpdateRedesigned the default LIDO format. The old LIDO format has been renamed.

2015.27

Released: 2015-07-08
  • UpdateUpdated aircraft profiles (added .78/250 descent): B737, B738.
  • UpdateUpgraded all remaining AIRAC databases to the new standard.

2015.26

Released: 2015-07-05
  • UpdateUpdated Dispatch Output page layout.
  • UpdateUpgraded AIRAC databases: 1403,1504,1505,1506.

2015.25

Released: 2015-07-04
  • FeatureMajor database upgrade. Several new data fields have been added in preparation for future new features.
  • FeatureAdded SkyVector link to the FMS Downloads list (only available on AIRAC 1507 for now, support for other AIRACs will come soon).
  • UpdateUpgraded AIRAC database: 1507.
  • Bug FixFixed data fetch failure when no alternates available on the Options page.
  • Bug FixFixed alternate/STE overwrite bug which could occur when loading last flight.

2015.24

Released: 2015-07-03
  • Bug FixFixed a terrain glitch near the destination airport on the Vertical Profile maps.

2015.23

Released: 2015-06-16
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause UAL F:WZ OFPs to hang when generating long PDF files.
  • ChangeRemoved IATA-ICAO airline code conversion.

2015.22

Released: 2015-06-05
  • FeatureAdded constant mach segments for oceanic flights.

2015.21

Released: 2015-06-04
  • FeatureAdded "Max Oceanic Entry" indication to the LIDO format.
  • FeatureAdded logic to prevent oceanic stepclimbs when not on a NAT track.
  • FeatureAdded Lat/Long waypoints to EET/ list.
  • UpdateImproved handling of IATA/ICAO airline codes and expanded airline code database.
  • UpdateImproved NOTAM bold-words function.
  • UpdateImproved SIGWX chart time selection.
  • UpdateImproved EET/ precision.
  • UpdateImproved adaptive NOTAM wordwrap.
  • Bug FixVarious minor bug fixes relating to ETOPS Entry/Exit critical fuel.
  • ChangeRemoved credit for temperatures below ISA on optimum altitude.

2015.20

Released: 2015-05-05
  • UpdateUpdated current DLH format.
  • ChangeRenamed old DLH format to GWI (Germanwings).

2015.19

Released: 2015-04-14
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profile: SW4 - Metroliner. Special thanks to Peter (qqwertzde) for transcribing and calculating the bulk of the chart data.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug with IR Satellite and UAD map hashing.

2015.18

Released: 2015-04-09
  • ChangeATC Callsign now reverts to aircraft registration when no airline, flight number, or callsign is entered.

2015.17

Released: 2015-04-07
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the ETOPS analysis options which would occur when ETOPS was not required for a particular route.

2015.16

Released: 2015-04-06
  • FeatureAdded a new "ETOPS Scenario" section to the Options page, allowing ETOPS scenario customization.
  • FeatureAdded a way to view only ETOPS suitable airports on the Interactive Flight Map to aid in customizing the ETOPS scenario.
  • FeatureAdded additional ETOPS rules (ETOPS-138 and ETOPS-207) to the automatic ETOPS function.
  • UpdateImproved TOC/TOD location accuracy on long legs.
  • UpdateImproved ETOPS weather forecast parsing; the system now only looks at the ETOPS period rather than the entire TAF forecast.
  • UpdateGeneral improvements to the ETOPS ETP/Entry/Exit calculations.
  • ChangeAvailable ETOPS airports are now validated against the user's active AIRAC cycle.
  • ChangeWhen creating a new flight, the "Departure Time" on the options page now defaults to 30 minutes in the future, rounded to the nearest 5 minutes.

2015.15

Released: 2015-04-02
  • FeatureAdded a "Route Distance" indication when analyzing a route, followed by a % distance increase over the great circle distance.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which would ignore the "Callsign" option if specified.

2015.14

Released: 2015-03-31
  • FeatureAdded Infrared Satellite maps to the "Database" section.
  • UpdateImproved look and functionality of the database map selector.

2015.13

Released: 2015-03-30
  • FeatureAdded UAD charts to the "Database" section.
  • FeatureCreated a map-style selector image for SIGWX and UAD "Database" maps.
  • FeatureAdded a "zoom" button to the top-right of the Interactive Map.
  • UpdateVarious improvements to the SIGWX and UAD maps in the "Database" section, including a play/pause feature.
  • UpdateImproved winds aloft accuracy by implementing forecast data (up to 18 hours in the future).

2015.12

Released: 2015-03-24
  • FeatureAdded SIGWX charts to the "Database" tab.

2015.11

Released: 2015-03-23
  • FeatureAdded a new "Database" tab to the system. This section lets users search the SimBrief database for the latest METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, etc.

2015.10

Released: 2015-03-21
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: KLM.
  • FeatureAdded NAT track data to all flights crossing the Atlantic; even those not filed on a NAT track.
  • FeatureAdded incrementing OFP/Release numbers to applicable OFP formats. Regenerating the same flight will increment the release number.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause a climb fix altitude to exceed the TOC altitude.
  • ChangeRe-oriented the vertical profile map from Right-to-Left on westbound routes.

2015.09

Released: 2015-03-19
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: A332, A333.

2015.08

Released: 2015-03-18
  • FeatureAdded new "Vertical Profile" chart to the detailed maps class.

2015.07

Released: 2015-03-11
  • FeatureAdded new dispatch option: ATC Callsign.
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profile: CRJ2
  • Bug FixCorrected ICAO code for BE20.
  • ChangeRemoved "CONT FUEL FOR ANY DELAYS" from remarks.

2015.06

Released: 2015-03-05
  • UpdateUpdated default AIRAC cycle to 1403.
  • UpdateImproved pagination for the NOTAMs section of the default LIDO format.

2015.05

Released: 2015-03-04
  • FeatureAdded international checklist to SWA format.

2015.04

Released: 2015-02-23
  • FeatureAdded the ability to choose between KG and LBS when creating/modifying an airframe.
  • Bug FixMade a minor correction to the RYR PDF font size.

2015.03

Released: 2015-01-27
  • UpdateUpdated detailed profile: DH8D. This aircraft now has a full selection of climb, cruise, and descent profiles.

2015.02

Released: 2015-01-19
  • FeatureAdded PDF Bookmarks to most layouts.
  • Bug FixCorrected UAD map caption date.

2015.01

Released: 2015-01-10
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which caused invalid flight levels for flights where the route track varied from below 360 to above 001.
  • Bug FixCorrected FS9 .pln format to add apostrophes to fix coordinates.
  • Bug FixCorrected a bug where NOTAM validity hours would not be included in the NOTAM text.

2014.42

Released: 2014-12-30
  • UpdateTransferred Flights and Fleet data to the main database (improved speed and reliability).
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which occurred when a higher than programmed cost index was chosen by the CI:AUTO function.
  • Bug FixFixed bugs related to recent omissions in the SIGWX data used to create the flight maps.
  • ChangeRemoved NAV/ from RYR format ATS Flight Plan.

2014.41

Released: 2014-12-27
  • FeatureCreated detailed profile: CRJ9.
  • Bug FixFixed a rare bug with the UAL F:WZ format when generating long PDF OFPs (>100 pages).

2014.40

Released: 2014-12-22
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Format: RYR (Ryanair).
  • UpdateUpdated VATSIM Pre-file link.

2014.39

Released: 2014-12-19
  • UpdateUpdated UAL F:WZ format to match the current real world layout.
  • ChangeRemoved the "Print OFP" option on the output page. Printing should be accomplished by viewing the PDF version of the OFP.

2014.38

Released: 2014-12-05
  • Bug FixFixed possible endless loop when generating flight maps for very short routes.

2014.37

Released: 2014-11-17
  • Bug FixFixed other minor maps issues.
  • Bug FixFixed alternate->eet issue with API, added new parameters to API output.
  • ChangeRemoved SID/STAR points from most downloadable FMS formats, kept them for X-Plane and FS9/FSX.

2014.36

Released: 2014-11-16
  • FeatureAdded SIGWX overlay to the Interactive Route Map.
  • UpdateOptimized SIGWX maps script to shave a few seconds off processing time.

2014.35

Released: 2014-11-15
  • FeatureAdded variables to SimBrief API: database sync times, impacts, climb/descent profiles.
  • FeatureAdded shading to mid-level SIGWX maps to denote covered area.
  • Bug FixFixed maps errors near 180W.
  • ChangeRemoved progress delay when encountering more than 2 errors.

2014.34

Released: 2014-11-11
  • Bug FixFixed a flight maps bug which wouldn't draw any land when no coastlines were shown.
  • Bug FixFixed a flight maps bug which could throw errors when generating flights in the 170E to 180E area.

2014.33

Released: 2014-11-10
  • UpdateUpdated flight maps with SIGWX BUFR data and vector coastlines.
  • UpdateMany other minor improvements to the flight maps system.

2014.32

Released: 2014-11-01
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profile (without cost index): A310.

2014.31

Released: 2014-10-14
  • FeatureAdded SIGMETs to remaining OFP Formats.

2014.30

Released: 2014-10-11
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: E170, E175, E195.
  • UpdateTweaked detailed profile: E190.
  • Bug FixCorrected CI wind influence for: B744, B74F, MD11, MD1F, B763, B76F.

2014.29

Released: 2014-10-10
  • Bug FixCorrected CI wind influence for the B772, B77L, B77W, and B77F profiles.

2014.28

Released: 2014-10-09
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profile: E190.
  • Bug FixFixed an issue with the MD11 and MD1F profiles when selecting the ETOPS option.

2014.27

Released: 2014-10-05
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: MD11, MD1F, B763, B76F.
  • UpdateUpdated profiles: B736, B737, B738, B739, BBJ1, BBJ2, BBJ3.
  • UpdateUpdated cost index tables: B752, B75F, B753.
  • UpdateModified LIDO layout. Smaller aircraft (MTOW < 125000 LBS) now have figures rounded to 2 decimal places instead of 1.

2014.26

Released: 2014-10-04
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profile: B753.

2014.25

Released: 2014-10-03
  • FeatureAdded new detailed profiles: B752, B75F.

2014.24

Released: 2014-09-04
  • FeatureAdded "Save Default" button to the selection options.

2014.23

Released: 2014-09-03
  • UpdateUpdated website template (purely a cosmetic change).
  • UpdateChanged the way downloadable flight plan formats treat lat/long waypoints (improved compatibility with some addons).
  • UpdateUpdated PMDG route and wind uplink files to use the correct lat/long naming convention.
  • ChangeShortened some downloadable flight plan file names.

2014.22

Released: 2014-06-18
  • FeatureAdded METAR/TAF display to the interactive route map on the Output page.
  • UpdateUpdated BAW format to add proper ETOPS section and NOTAMs layout.
  • Bug FixFixed bugs related the very close destination alternates.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause a temporary step-down 1 fix after Top of Climb.

2014.21

Released: 2014-06-12
  • FeatureCreated new detailed aircraft profiles: B737, B744, B74F.
  • ChangeIncreased Mach accuracy to 3 decimal places (certain OFP layouts only).
  • ChangeRemoved "Wind Sync" system block (previously blocked access while system winds were syncing).
  • ChangeTightened NOTAM validity filter to show only NOTAMs affecting the flight period (time enroute + time to alternate + 3 hours).
  • ChangeReduced label clutter on SIGWX charts.

2014.20

Released: 2014-06-11
  • FeatureCreated new detailed aircraft profile: DH8D.

2014.19

Released: 2014-06-03
- Major Update -
  • FeatureAdded new dispatch options: Taxi in/out, departure/arrival runways, speed profiles, cargo weight.
  • FeatureAdded new "My Flights" section and functions.
  • FeatureAdded new "My Fleet" section and functions.
  • FeatureAdded true Cost Index planning, only available on detailed aircraft profiles.
  • FeatureAdded ETOPS calculations for 3 conditions: DX, DC, 1X.
  • UpdateReorganized the options page and implemented browser-side javascript updating.
  • UpdateImplemented new detailed aircraft profiles: A318,A319,A320,A321,B738,B772,B77L,B77F,B77W.
  • UpdateImplemented flight level optimization.
  • UpdateImproved ETOPS alternate selection. Alternates are now better positioned relative to the route.
  • ChangeWind barbs on UAD charts are now placed at fixed intervals, rather than fixed lat/long coordinates.

2014.18

Released: 2014-04-24
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: SWA (Southwest Airlines).
  • UpdateUpdated B736-B739 altitude profiles.
  • UpdateTweaked climb and descent time/distance/fuel formulas.
  • ChangeIncreased fuel allowance for approaches.

2014.17

Released: 2014-04-16
  • UpdateImproved TOC and TOD calculations.
  • UpdateImproved fuel flow calculations versus ISA deviation.
  • UpdateUpdated DH8D profile.

2014.16

Released: 2014-04-15
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft types: L101 (L1011-500), E13L (EMB-135 BJ).
  • UpdateTweaked optimum altitude for B77L, B77F, and B77W.

2014.15

Released: 2014-04-09
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: BE20.

2014.14

Released: 2014-04-02
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that occurred when manually forcing a VERY low altitude (<2000ft).

2014.13

Released: 2014-03-26
  • UpdateUpdated Interactive Route Map to use Canvas for displaying wind barbs (performance improvement).

2014.12

Released: 2014-03-19
  • FeatureAdded required framework for the future SimBrief API.
  • UpdateImproved Alternate selection.
  • Bug FixFixed an issue with the average winds used on non-navlog OFPs.

2014.11

Released: 2014-03-16
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: JetBlue Airways (JBU).
  • UpdateReorganized the aircraft database, no impact on the end user yet, but in the future this may enable users to add their own aircraft profiles.
  • ChangeRe-enabled the "Runway Analysis" (TLR) option. As of now, this function is only used in the JZA and JBU formats.
  • ChangeThere are now 3 Flight Map options: Detailed, Simple, and None.

2014.10

Released: 2014-03-14
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: US Airways (AWE).

2014.09

Released: 2014-03-13
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: American Airlines (AAL).

2014.08

Released: 2014-03-12
  • FeatureAdded the average route wind direction and speed to the UAL F:WZ and AFR flightplan formats.
  • FeatureAdded waypoint wind information to the UAL F:WZ weather section.
  • UpdateReorganized the UAL F:WZ fuel section to more accurately reflect the non-Redispatch layout.
  • UpdateUpdated alternate airport and ETOPS airport database.
  • UpdateUpdated B752,B763,E135,E145 fuel profiles.

2014.07

Released: 2014-03-04
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: United Airlines F:WZ (UAL F:WZ).

2014.06

Released: 2014-02-27
  • FeatureAdded new code to cache METARs and TAFs locally, this should speed up flight plan generating by 5-10 seconds (or more), depending on the complexity of the flight.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which was preventing AIRAC 1113 users from seeing some map overlays (Airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, and Airways).

2014.05

Released: 2014-02-21
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: Jazz Aviation (JZA).

2014.04

Released: 2014-02-02
  • FeatureAdded several new overlays to the Interactive Route Map: Airports, VORs, NDBs, Intersections, and Airways.
  • FeatureAdded a new "Donate" button to the top of the website.

2014.03

Released: 2014-01-28
  • FeatureAdded Interactive Route Map to the Dispatch Options page to aid in flight planning.
  • FeatureAdded a new "Analyze Route" function to the Dispatch Options page, to be used in conjunction with the Route Map to visually inspect routes.

2014.02

Released: 2014-01-18
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: Air Berlin (BER).

2014.01

Released: 2014-01-09
  • FeatureAdded new Dispatch Output feature: Interactive Route Map.

2013.45

Released: 2013-12-21
  • UpdateUpdated B77L max passengers to 314.
  • UpdateUpdated B77W max passengers to 386.
  • UpdateUpdated B788 fuel profile.

2013.44

Released: 2013-12-10
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft types: RJ1H,RJ85,RJ70.
  • UpdateUpdated A319 max passengers to 142.
  • UpdateUpdated B763 max passengers to 264.

2013.43

Released: 2013-12-09
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: H25B (Hawker 800).
  • UpdateImproved alternate selection, fixed a bug that would occur when few alternate airports were available.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug that would produce an erroneous Extra Fuel time with ETOPS selected and units set to KG.

2013.42

Released: 2013-12-05
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: C750.

2013.41

Released: 2013-12-04
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable flightplan format: FSX.
  • FeatureAdded a temporary system lockout when server winds are being synchronized. Every 6 hours for a period of about 60 seconds the system will block any flightplan requests with an error message indicating how many seconds remain until the system reopens. This avoids unnecessary wind fetch errors while the winds are synchronizing.
  • FeatureAdded a new map projection to better represent polar routes.
  • ChangeRenamed "FS2004/FSX" format to "FS9".

2013.40

Released: 2013-12-03
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable flightplan format: iFly.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the PMDG .rte format related to via airways.

2013.39

Released: 2013-12-01
  • FeatureAdded 2% Contingency Fuel option.
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft types: B76F and B75F.
  • FeatureAdded a new "Detailed Maps" option. This option makes use of a new custom built script to generate SIGWX and Wind maps. As this is a major system change, there may be a few bugs with it initially.
  • UpdateIntroduced new wind fetch method, wind fetches should now be quicker.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which would give an invalid altitude on short legs where the "Scheduled Time Enroute" and "Navlog" options were not specified/selected.

2013.38

Released: 2013-11-19
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: AFR.

2013.37

Released: 2013-11-13
  • FeatureAdded new downloadable format: Wilco Airbus Evolution.

2013.36

Released: 2013-11-12
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format: DLH.
  • FeatureAdded new OFP format alias: ACA.
  • FeatureAdded new PDF template, applied only to the DLH format so far.
  • FeatureAdded new option for 3% Cont Fuel.
  • FeatureAdded ETP point display on route maps.
  • UpdateImproved "Print OFP" page breaks.

2013.35

Released: 2013-10-22
  • FeatureAdded new flight plan downloads: Airbus Extended, IVAO/IVAP, Level-D 767, QualityWings.

2013.34

Released: 2013-10-21
  • FeatureMajor improvement to units detection code. Previously the flight plan units would sometimes switch 1 fix too late or 1 fix too early, this has been resolved.
  • ChangeRemoved the "Runway Analysis" option from the Dispatch Options page as it is not used at the moment.

2013.33

Released: 2013-10-15
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Layout: UAE (Emirates LIDO format).
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft types: MD82, MD83, MD88, MD90.
  • UpdateImproved units detection code.
  • UpdateTweaked performance figures for the B712.
  • UpdateApplied improved page breaks and line spacing to LIDO format.

2013.32

Released: 2013-10-13
  • Bug FixFixed a bug with the "WEIGHT CHANGE" section in BA formats.

2013.31

Released: 2013-10-12
  • FeatureAdded the ability for the system to correctly identify fixes defined by a radial and distance from a waypoint or NDB. Previously, this only worked for VORs.
  • Bug FixCorrected a minor bug when setting Extra Fuel in KG.

2013.30

Released: 2013-10-07
  • Bug FixFixed bugs in the UAL format: RMNG WGT figure not correct, FUEL TEMP figure not correct on long legs.

2013.29

Released: 2013-10-04
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Layout: UAL (United Airlines).
  • UpdateTweaked ETOPS fuel calculations.

2013.28

Released: 2013-10-01
  • FeatureAdded the option to download a PMDG FMS (.rte) file for the generated route.
  • FeatureAdded the option to download a PMDG WX (.wx) file for the generated route.

2013.27

Released: 2013-09-19
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Layout: DAL (Delta Air Lines).

2013.26

Released: 2013-09-14
  • UpdateVery minor tweaks to the B703 Fuel and Altitude data.

2013.25

Released: 2013-09-09
  • FeatureAdded new OFP Layout: BAW (British Airways CIRRUS format).

2013.24

Released: 2013-09-07
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft types: BBJ1, BBJ2, BBJ3.
  • UpdateTweaked B738, B739 fuel profiles.

2013.23

Released: 2013-09-03
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft types: E170, E195.
  • UpdateUpdated E175 and E190 profiles using Real World Data.

2013.22

Released: 2013-09-02
  • FeatureAdded the ability to plan NAIFR (No Alternate IFR) by typing "NONE" in the alternate box on the dispatch options page.
  • FeatureAdded the option to download an X-Plane format flightplan.
  • UpdateTweaked fuel burns for: B737,B739.

2013.21

Released: 2013-09-01
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: B703.

2013.20

Released: 2013-08-31
  • FeatureAdded new dispatch options: Cont Fuel Percentage and Reserve Rule.
  • UpdateImproved wind fetching, wind failures should be much less common now.

2013.19

Released: 2013-08-28
  • UpdateTweaked fuel burns for DH8A/B/C/D, CRJ2/7/9.
  • Bug FixCorrected TOC and TOD distances for prop aircraft.

2013.18

Released: 2013-08-27
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: A310.

2013.17

Released: 2013-08-25
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could occur when specifying altitudes less than 10000ft.
  • Bug FixFixed the units definition for Russian FIRs. Altitudes are now displayed in feet rather than meters for the applicable FIRs.

2013.16

Released: 2013-08-22
  • Bug FixFixed a minor bug in the climb and descent winds.
  • Bug FixFixed a minor bug in the MORA calculation.
  • Bug FixCorrected the aircraft code for freighter aircraft in the ICAO FLIGHT PLAN section (B74F => B744, MD1F => MD11, B77F => B77L).

2013.15

Released: 2013-08-21
  • FeatureAdded a "Delete This Flight" option to the Dispatch History section. Users may now use this button to remove flights from the Dispatch History list.
  • FeatureAdded "CLIMB" and "DESCENT" wind information to the wind summary section.
  • FeatureAdded the following new aircraft: B747F, MD11F, B777F.
  • UpdateReprogrammed the MORA calculation to use actual terrain data. MORAs should be more accurate now.
  • UpdateTweaked units detection along the route of flight. More work is still needed.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause the departure and arrival airport FIR NOTAMs to not be displayed.

2013.14

Released: 2013-08-19
- Major Update -
  • FeatureAdded code to recognize malformed SIDs and STARs in the route (ex. typing REDFA6T instead of REDF6T).
  • FeatureMAJOR UPDATE: The various units and flight levels unique to certain parts of the world are now taken into account. For example, Russia now uses KPH and Meters, and China now uses it's own metric flight levels. Some errors may occur over the coming days as I refine this feature.
  • FeatureAdded new aircraft type: C510.
  • UpdateUpdated FIR database to more accurately reflect the current real world FIR map.
  • UpdateAircraft altitude is now taken into account when tracking FIR boundary crossings.
  • UpdateTweaked aircraft performance for B77W,B77L,B772,B744.

2013.13

Released: 2013-08-14
  • UpdateImproved the login procedure for the website. Some users may have experienced random logouts while using the site, this should be fixed now.
  • ChangeChanged the logic for the CONT fuel calculation. CONT fuel is now equal to either 5% of the predicted burn, or 12 minutes at normal cruise. Whichever is higher.

2013.12

Released: 2013-08-13
  • FeatureAdded "Clear Data" button the Dispatch Options page.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which could cause a "Database Error" on flight plans which took over 3 minutes to generate.
  • Bug FixFixed a major bug which would throw all sorts of errors if a Top of Climb or Top of Descent point was located close to 180 degrees west/east.

2013.11

Released: 2013-08-12
  • FeatureAdded new Dispatch Option: Zero Fuel Weight. This allows users to manually override the ZFW calculated by the system.
  • FeatureAdded new Dispatch Option: Extra Fuel. This allows users to add fuel on top of the fuel load the system calculates.
  • FeatureAdded new Dispatch Option: Fuel Factor. This acts as a fuel burn multiplier.
  • ChangeFlights over the Atlantic now file airspeeds in Mach when in MNPS airspace.

2013.10

Released: 2013-08-11
  • UpdateContinued updating the fuel profiles for some aircraft. About 50% of the aircraft database has been updated now.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug where, if the same waypoint appeared twice in a given route, the ETOPS portion may fail.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which occurred if the system found an intersection with the same ident as the departure airport (ex. UUDD).
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which occurred when a selected airport's runways are missing from the database.
  • Bug FixFixed numerous bugs which occurred when entering the following route format: "(0.0nm) SID > AKBUK (18.5nm) UG80 > OKESA (27.0nm) UG80 > IMR (72.0nm) UG80 > BERGO (113.4nm) UG80 > DUGLA (143.7nm) UG80 > KONEN (162.6nm) UG80 > BIG (191.3nm) STAR > (269.3nm)". I have no idea what format this is or where it comes from, but the system should accept it now.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which caused the custom altitude option to be ignored if the "Plan Stepclimbs" option was selected.

2013.09

Released: 2013-08-10
  • UpdateUpdated the fuel burn for several aircraft, including the B736-B739, all B777 variants, and the A320 series.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug in the fuel flow calculation that could produce erroneous fuel burns for certain aircraft.

2013.08

Released: 2013-08-08
  • Bug FixFixed a bug which produced an erroneous Top of Climb point if the user specified a custom altitude in the format "FL350", rather than the preferred format "35000".
  • Bug FixFixed various other minor bugs which surfaced during the first day of public use.

2013.07

Released: 2013-08-07
  • FeatureAdded the following new aircraft types: A345, B748, B764, B788.
  • UpdateFurther tweaks to the performance figures of some aircraft types.

2013.06

Released: 2013-08-06
  • FeatureAdded the following new aircraft types: A306, A346, B733, B734, B735, CRJ7, DC10, E135.
  • UpdateTweaked performance figures for numerous other aircraft types.

2013.05

Released: 2013-07-30
  • FeatureAdded NAT Track altitude constraints. Step climbs are now planned with reference to the available flight levels for the filed NAT Track.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug on routes between airports which are not ETOPS suitable and are thus located in ETOPS airspace.

2013.04

Released: 2013-07-24
  • FeatureAdded inclusion of NAT Track NOTAMs on Oceanic flight plans.
  • FeatureAdded depiction of NAT Tracks on the Route Map for Oceanic flight plans.
  • FeatureAdded visual depiction of Entry and Exit points on the Route Map for ETOPS flight plans.
  • Bug FixFixed an error which occurred on flight plans containing only 1 waypoint, should that waypoint be invalid or not found.
  • Bug FixFixed a bug on routes containing the same airway twice. If one instance of the airway used invalid endpoints, every instance of the airway would be removed rather than just the invalid instance.

2013.03

Released: 2013-07-17
  • UpdateTweaked the Operational Impacts section and the weight change impacts.
  • Bug FixFixed a minor bug with the ETOPS planning which could produce an out-of-range ETOPS alternate under specific conditions.

2013.02

Released: 2013-07-16
  • FeatureAdded new OFP section "Operational Impacts". This section displays the fuel cost and time difference of speed, altitude, and weight changes from the planned values.

2013.01

Released: 2013-07-13
  • FeatureInitial release.