FMS Data is a general purpose dataset used for in a wide array of applications ranging from flight planning systems in the operations office to various navigational and performance systems onboard. Subsequently the data contains a massive amount of information to determine not only location of airports and waypoints, but also surface type and slope of runways, the layout of airport gates, navaid frequencies, holding patterns, obstacles close to defined routes, and much more.
Navigraph has provided FMS Data since October 2006 after the merger with Richard Stefan of NAVData-Service* who had previously worked on similar datasets since 1999.
Our FMS Data is sourced from Jeppesen, a professional navdata provider for major airlines worldwide. The source data is tested and parsed into different data formats adapted to specific addon software (full list here) designed to increase the realism of flight simulation. To get started, read more about the coverage and subscription options to our FMS Data service, and when you are ready you can download data in the various addon formats using the FMS Data Manager software. You may also download individual data installers from here, although this is not the recommended option.
We release new FMS Data according to the AIRAC cycle which is numbered YYNN (where YY is the two last digits of the year and NN is the cycle number). A cycle is 28 days, thus there are 13 cycles in a year. The table below contains the planned release dates for the next few years.
|1||12 Jan||10 Jan||9 Jan||8 Jan||7 Jan||5 Jan||4 Jan||3 Jan|
|2||9 Feb||7 Feb||6 Feb||5 Feb||4 Feb||2 Feb||1 Feb||31 Jan|
|3||8 Mar||7 Mar||6 Mar||5 Mar||3 Mar||2 Mar||1 Mar||28 Feb|
|4||5 Apr||4 Apr||3 Apr||2 Apr||31 Mar||30 Mar||29 Mar||28 Mar|
|5||3 May||2 May||1 May||30 Apr||28 Apr||27 Apr||26 Apr||25 Apr|
|6||31 May||30 May||29 May||28 May||26 May||25 May||28 May||29 May|
|7||28 Jun||27 Jun||26 Jun||25 Jun||23 Jun||22 Jun||21 Jun||20 Jun|
|8||26 Jul||25 Jul||24 Jul||23 Jul||21 Jul||20 Jul||19 Jul||18 Jul|
|9||23 Aug||22 Aug||21 Aug||20 Aug||18 Aug||17 Aug||16 Aug||15 Aug|
|10||20 Sep||19 Sep||18 Sep||17 Sep||15 Sep||14 Sep||13 Sep||12 Sep|
|11||18 Oct||17 Oct||16 Oct||15 Oct||14 Oct||13 Oct||12 Oct||11 Oct|
|12||15 Nov||14 Nov||13 Nov||12 Nov||10 Nov||9 Nov||8 Nov||7 Nov|
|13||13 Dec||12 Dec||11 Dec||10 Dec||8 Dec||7 Dec||6 Dec||5 Dec|
*) NavData ™ is a trademark registered by Jeppesen Sanderson which is why we collectively and generically refer to all navigation data intended for the FMS as FMS Data.