Adding to the digital offerings in its services business, Boeing [BA] on Wednesday said it acquired ForeFlight, a developer and provider of mobile platforms for digital flight planning software and applications.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing said the acquisition is immaterial to its financial guidance.
Houston-based ForeFlight will become part of Boeing’s $17 billion Global Services segment.
“We are excited to build on ForeFlight’s tremendous success in personal, business and defense aviation so we can provide next-generation, integrated tools to our aviation customers today,” Ken Sain, Boeing’s vice president of Digital Solutions and Analytics, said in a statement. “This acquisition also expands Boeing’s rapidly growing, unparalleled digital services portfolio which will enable us to compete and win in the $2.8 trillion, 10-year services market.”
Boeing’s didn’t disclose ForeFlight’s annual sales. A company spokeswoman told Defense Daily about 15 percent of the business is with military customers.
ForeFlight’s main product is the ForeFlight Mobile application for pilots and flight crews to plan, access and manage electronic charts and maps, access flight publications, and use for help navigate while airborne. Some of the company’s digital products include flight bags, a terrain, obstacle and traffic display for mobile electronic devices, and a fuel price finder.
ForeFlight’s mobile digital military flight bag supports global flight operations for government and military customers that have access to the U.S. Defense Department’s Digital Light Information Publications.
The spokeswoman said that ForeFlight’s senior managers are remaining with the company, which has about 180 employees.