iPreFlight Genesis, the next generation of iPreFlight, integrates flight planning, takeoff/landing performance limitations, and manufacturers weight and balance requirements with only minimal user input required. The flight planning element uses manufacturers operational data, in conjunction with current forecast weather conditions, to calculate the fuel required for the flight. The fuel calculation includes fuel burn (optimized for minimum fuel or time), and fuel for reserves, alternates, and holding.
Along with runway analysis (RWA), weight and balance (WB), and flight planning, Genesis allows the user to prepare a trip book containing all textual and graphic weather products for the planned flight. The trip may be created days in advance of the flight, stored on the iPad, and can be automatically updated as products are revised. Or if needed, Genesis can create flight plans without an internet connection by using historical weather information, and then can be updated when internet is available. Approaching departure time, the user can easily prepare a flight release, consolidating RWA, WB, flight planning, and weather products. The flight release can be emailed, stored on an iPad, and/or shared with other flight deck crew members.