Navigraph announces “complete makeover” for SimBrief

SimBrief, the popular free flight planning tool owned and operated by Navigraph, has been “completely redesigned”, it has been announced.

In a statement, Navigraph said the “most prominent” change to the tool was a “redesign of the dispatch interface”, allowing it to adjust to any screen size.

It also now features a new dashboard, showing your recent flights, with a new navigation menu at the top of the page.

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Other changes announced as part of the redesign include options for large text and a dark mode, a new interactive flight map, integrated airframes for third-party addon aircraft, and a refreshed user guide.

The tool, which Navigraph said generates up to 80,000 flight plans daily, is now fully compatible with mobile phones.

An explanation as to the redesign, which is live now at, was also released on Navigraph’s YouTube, with additional videos planned on how to export flight plans and import them into your aircraft.

Another new feature is the addition of a “system status” page, showing detailed metrics on server load, the dynamic availability of different databases, the number of flight plans generates recently, and information on users.

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Today’s announcement is a huge step forwards in Navigraph’s work developing SimBrief.

Announcing its acquisition of the tool in March 2021, Navigraph confirmed that new features and advancements in capability would be delivered, and its hugely positive to see that intention come to fruition.

This news, alongside the recent release of Navigraph Charts 8, reinforces just how indispensable the Navigraph–SimBrief combination has become to flight simulator pilots seeking an easy to use, feature rich, and reasonably priced solution to their navigation and flight planning needs.