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ForeFlight and SiriusXM® Introduce Satellite Aviation Weather Service

Pilots using the ForeFlight Mobile app can now view SiriusXM Aviation Weather and other key information via the SXAR1 portable receiver from SiriusXM

NEW YORK – September 26, 2016 – Today ForeFlight and SiriusXM introduced SiriusXM Aviation weather service on the newest version of ForeFlight Mobile. ForeFlight’s latest release (version 8.1) is now available on the iTunes App Store.

Pilots using the ForeFlight app with the SXAR1 portable receiver can now access SiriusXM’s superior Aviation weather service, which will provide them with access to satellite delivered graphical weather and aviation information – including NEXRAD storm cell attributes, lightning strike locations, high-resolution composite radar plus high-resolution base reflectivity radar, and much more.

“We are pleased to add SiriusXM Aviation weather service to our ForeFlight Connect platform,” said Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. “Our customers are eager for a SiriusXM weather option. This integration delivers a high-quality, affordable, and portable SiriusXM weather solution with a subscription package tailored exclusively for ForeFlight.”

The SXAR1 portable receiver connects via Bluetooth® to an Apple iPad or iPhone to wirelessly deliver SiriusXM Aviation Weather to the ForeFlight Mobile app.

The rechargeable SXAR1 receiver eliminates the need for wires in-flight. Its small size makes it easy to mount on the aircraft’s glare shield, or anywhere else that provides a line-of-sight view for its built-in antennas to receive SiriusXM satellite and GPS signals. The easy-to-use SXAR1 supports multiple legs of flying when fully charged, while providing superior situational awareness of weather and related conditions across the U.S.

“Pilots have been asking us to enable our weather service in ForeFlight’s market-leading app. We’re excited to let them know it’s now available!” said Dave Wasby, Vice President of Aviation and Marine Services at SiriusXM. “With no line-of-sight restrictions, no altitude limitations, and complete coast-to-coast high-resolution coverage, pilots can benefit from important weather and related information starting before taxi all the way through landing.”

The SXAR1 portable receiver is now available at Sporty’s Pilot Shop as well as at SiriusXM is currently offering a $200 savings to pilots who buy the SXAR1 and activate the ForeFlight subscription package. Details are available at SiriusXM Aviation.

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About ForeFlight

ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is the most widely used and highest rated iOS app in the industry. ForeFlight is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews all over the world to plan and file flight plans, access preflight and in-flight weather, download and view electronic charts and maps, manage flight publications, log flight time, and more. ForeFlight serves pilots in all segments of aviation, including personal, business, commercial, and military. Additionally, ForeFlight is renowned for its amazingly responsive and accurate Fanatical Pilot Support™. Learn more at Join the ForeFlight community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.7 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

Scott Sherer
Wright Brothers Master Pilot, FAA Commercial Pilot
Aviation Director, Cessna Owners Organization Forum Moderator and Cessna Owners Author.

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