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Yeah I agree - I suppose Tim and the SD team nees to do the ROI.
But the decision isn’t just about number of customers/people doing multi country IFR touring (which is where Jepp plates add value due to uniform charts). I’m not sure how much SD thinks they compete with FF. but this announcement, following Boeing’s capture of FF and Jepps, shows they are consolidating their offerings.
At the moment my choice, for example is
1) pay for and concurrently use in flight SD and FF and JeppCharts (won’t happen)
2) decide that FF has now tipped the balance in Europe for light IFR and give up my SD sub, start using FF for both VFR and IFR
3) use SD, AIP plates, printed Navigraph and cross check plates in every flight
4) give up on Jepp and familiarise myself X counties worth of AIP nomenclature, nuances and calculate RVR Manually etc
It’s not an easy choice.
I see FF v SD being similar to Apple v Android. FF are staring to lock you down to a whole ecosystem. Where’s with SD they’re pragmatic enough to take the best of breed - take Pooleys plays, OnlineGAR integration etc.
I’ve long held the view that if SD integrated with Jepp and Autoroute, that’s all they’d need to have a complete EFB for light GA in Europe