Airline opportunitiesOffering pilots a real-time, graphically optimized view of weather sources with both forecasts and current information covering both the horizontal and vertical planes allows for a more economical, intelligent and flexible journey plan.
Airlines face a number of practical challenges when offering graphical weather application to pilots; an airline can hold a diverse fleet with different EFB hardware, connectivity, OS and software environments. There is currently a lack of pilot-centric weather applications in the cockpit, and existing, limited weather information is only available on the ground for flight-planning purposes.
eWAS can address these challenges.
SITAONAIR has developed eWAS to be totally ubiquitous. It is therefore simple for airlines to equip their entire fleet, despite mixed connectivity and aircraft types. It can operate over either a broadband link such as ONAIR Plug, a narrowband ACARS link or at the gate using a 3G or 4G mobile phone data link. eWAS is compatible with any EFB hardware, OS or core EFB software, including both Apple and Windows devices, as well as the major avionics systems.
Features and benefits
Multi-source weather information
Provide pilots with accurate, real-time weather reports focused on key dynamic situations, including turbulence and thunderstorms. Through multi-sourced weather information, pilots can be better prepared for the flight and offer your customers the most efficient and comfortable service whilst protecting On Time Performance and minimizing unnecessary fuel burn.
Fully integrated with the airline environment
Utilize any connectivity (ACARS or broadband), integrate cockpit ARINC429 data and airline operational flight plans for a seamless experience during pre-flight preparation, en-route and post-flight.
Real-time graphical view of the best-in-class forecasts and current information
Provide pilots with the most up-to-date weather forecasts, with both vertical and horizontal profiles straight to their tablets, phones and EFB devices both before taking off as well as in the cockpit.