Airlines face a number of practical challenges when tracking aircraft. Currently a wide variety of technologies exist to track aircraft (ADS-B, ACARS, ATC Radar, etc) that aren’t consistently integrated. This includes FANS, which exists on most wide-body aircraft, meaning any new solutions must account for this. Weather can cause significant disruption, and safety incidents, so can this be better managed?
AIRCOM FlightTracker can address these challenges.
Passenger concern about air travel safety is paramount, and plays a considerable role in which airline they choose and what they say about your brand across social media.
As a result, it’s important that a flight is tracked wherever it is in the world, in real-time. AIRCOM FlightTracker is a ground-based software system that guarantees regular flight position updates and requires no modification to aircraft.
AIRCOM FlightTracker works by gathering data from multiple global sources, and fills any gaps between active Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) FANS activity with additional ADS-C connectivity.
Features and benefits
Use ATC data to gain more insight
If a problem is highlighted by an AIRCOM FlightTracker alert, flight operations staff can see the aircraft-to-ATC communication in clear text. This can help ground staff to confirm that any deviation has been co-ordinated with ATC.
Automated alerting to help manage large fleets
Be assured that a potential problem will be noticed thanks to the AIRCOM FlightTracker automated alerting capability. If an aircraft doesn’t report its position when expected, deviates from the flight plan, enters a defined geographic area or an aircraft sends specific ACARS messages indicating an operational issue, AIRCOM FlightTracker will create an alert and start an automatic sequence of actions as appropriate.
Equip your flight operations team with the ability to track aircraft. In those areas where radar coverage is available, or within core areas in Western Europe or North America, aircraft tracking can be provided regardless of whether your fleet has ACARS or ADS-B OUT capabilities.
Expanding ADS-B coverage
ADS-B coverage is continually expanding, with more than 6,500 ground stations worldwide. However, coverage of any underserved parts of the route network can be quickly and easily covered using ADS-B data. SITAONAIR can extend ADS-B coverage by allowing customers to self-host receivers that can be provided on request.
High-resolution ADS-B data
Allow your operations team to view the track of each flight with frequent and accurate positions from our fused data feed. The position data frequency enables ground staff to see manoeuvres, such as holding, in real-time.
Cross-referenced position data
Provide your airline operations team, with an application that aggregates the best available inflight position data from multiple sources. A single aircraft position display will make it easier for your people to efficiently maintain more accurate aircraft awareness.
Weather forecasts integrated with flight plans
Provide your cockpit and flight operations crew with a broad set of current and forecast weather data that can be animated with flight plans. Together with Schneider Electric, AIRCOM FlightTracker provides a view on critical weather. Flight Hazard forecasts include turbulence, thunderstorms and icing to give your team real-time data to improve decision making.