Airline opportunities

Airlines are seeking methods to manage growth, and maintain control, over operational costs through the deployment of complementary technology solutions. Safety, in the face of more frequent severe weather events, is also of paramount concern.
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Challenges

Airlines face a number of practical challenges within the flight dispatch environment, including reducing workloads to refocus flight dispatchers onto important operational decisions. Any flight planning system that achieves this also needs to be integrated into the existing Electronic Flight Bag solution, and be scalable to complement an increase in fleet size without requiring more staff.

AIRCOM FlightPlanner can address these challenges.

Product description

Enable your aircraft operators to calculate the most efficient and cost-effective flight plan using AIRCOM FlightPlanner. By providing the tools to optimize operational parameters, an airline can reduce fuel, time and navigation costs.

AIRCOM FlightPlanner is particularly suited to medium and small airlines, and commercial operators who need a flight-planning solution that focuses on reducing operational costs. As part of a fully integrated portfolio, AIRCOM FlightPlanner feeds seamlessly into related tasks in the airline operations environment, such as flight management and Electronic Flight Bag systems.  

The AIRCOM FlightPlanner application selects the best route possible for each flight. The flight plan is based on a complex analysis of aircraft performance, weather data and route validation, and combined with air traffic management routing requirements. AIRCOM FlightPlanner is integrated with SITA’s AIRCOM ACARS Services so that route information can be uplinked directly to the aircraft flight management system.

AIRCOM FlightPlanner provides information that can be fed into an Electronic Flight Folder, meeting the need for seamless integration with Electronic Flight Bag solutions.

Features and benefits

NOTAM

Access a comprehensive database of international class one NOTAM data, fully integrated with SITAONAIR flight plans, thanks to this additional option.

Surface Weather

Provide your people, via this additional option, with a comprehensive global database of airport weather data, which is both a legal requirement and essential for the safe dispatch of aircraft.

Advanced Weather

Through this additional option, your people can access a wide range of weather charts and products from UK Met Office that are integrated with SITAONAIR’s flight plans. Weather phenomena reporting can be automatically tailored on a per-flight basis using pre-defined rules.

Electronic flight folder

The full benefits of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) must be integrated with the flight dispatch process. SITAONAIR’s approach means that all flight-briefing collateral can be effortlessly pushed to a pilot’s EFB device.

ACARS

Save valuable time for pilots, and remove the potential for errors, by populating the aircraft Flight Management System (FMS) with route data direct from the Flight Planning system. Weather forecast updates to the FMS also provide further opportunities for optimization in-flight.

Economic fuel tankering analysis

Economic fuel tankering analysis reveals the optimum amount of additional fuel to carry, and how to exploit the differences in fuel price, which can save an airline up to 1% in fuel costs.

Weather forecast-based route planning

Real-time analysis of weather forecasts and navigation restrictions allow dispatchers to select the most economical route, based on live information.

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