A step ahead. Avoid the avoidable. Unlock possibilities today.
Weather affects every flight operated by an airline – but did you know that turbulence is the leading cause of injury in non-fatal airline accidents?
As severe weather events become more frequent and intense, airline crews and passengers increasingly risk encountering turbulence during flight.
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT has created eWAS Pilot, the EFB Weather Awareness Solution.
This rich and intuitive solution provides flight crew with real-time graphically optimized views of multiple weather phenomena.
By delivering multi-source weather information, and accurate, timely weather reports for key dynamic situations – including turbulence, thunderstorms and lightning – pilots are better prepared for flights, and passengers can be assured of the most efficient, comfortable service.
A cloud-hosted solution, eWAS Pilot delivers both forecasts and satellite-based observation data, enabling airlines to create safer, more economic, intelligent and flexible flight plans.
Easy to deploy, simple to manage and intuitive to use, eWAS Pilot helps crews stay a step ahead, avoid the avoidable and unlock possibilities today.
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Features and Benefits
eWAS Pilot brings enhanced weather awareness to entire fleets, whatever the aircraft type or connectivity link.
Flight crews receive accurate real-time weather reports from multiple sources, focused on key dynamic situations including turbulence and thunderstorms. eWAS Pilot also gives comprehensive airport information through its airport interface and chart data.
Avoidance of significant weather events
Armed with the latest, fullest information, pilots can take informed, proactive decisions to re-route flight plans to avoid significant weather where needed.
Pilots receive up-to-date forecasts, with both vertical and horizontal profiles, straight to their tablets, smartphones and on-board devices before and during flight aboard a connected aircraft.
eWAS Pilot works with any EFB hardware, operating system or core software, including Apple and Windows devices, and all major avionics systems. It is iOS13 compliant.
Easy to integrate
The solution integrates with all leading flight-planning vendors, is fully scalable and requires little new airline infrastructure.
Data is transmitted using highly efficient compression, allowing eWAS Pilot to be updated over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G on the ground, and any available cabin or cockpit broadband link in the air.
Helps minimize carbon footprint
Airlines can use eWAS Pilot forecast and satellite-based observation data to create more economical flight plans. By evaluating fueling decisions using eWAS Pilot intelligence – such as whether to depart with minimum or discretionary fuel to cope with storm avoidance – airlines can calculate the appropriate amount of fuel to carry.
Improved passenger and crew safety and comfort
With our multi-sourced weather information, you can be better prepared for flight and offer your customers and crews the most efficient and comfortable service.
Protection of airline brand
Significant weather events are a leading cause of disruption, and an understandable cause of passenger dissatisfaction. Avoiding these instances helps airlines maintain their reputation.
Boosts efficiency and time management
With eWAS Pilot onboard, you can develop more economical, intelligent and flexible flight route plans, ensuring strong on-time performance.
eWas Pilot White Paper
Read our whitepaper – Weathering the storm: How eWAS Pilot is changing the face of significant weather avoidance.
eWAS Pilot Use Case
Download our PDF to find out how eWAS Pilot can help you in specific situations.
Latest Innovations: Live Weather Data for EFB Devices
Latest Innovations: Live Weather Data for EFBs – read our Aircraft IT Ops feature on eWAS Pilot.
eWAS Pilot Interactive Brochure
Learn more about eWAS Pilot. Download our brochure for an interactive overview now.
Aircraft IT Ops V8.3
An Aircraft IT Ops feature detailing the benefits leading carrier Air France has encountered using eWAS Pilot.
Customer Success Stories
This system is delivering safety and efficiency benefits to Etihad and improving the experience of our guests and our crews.
Captain Guy Farnfield, Head of Flight Operations Support, Etihad Airways
The solution is seamless… it gives pilots a strategic advantage on key potential dynamic situations, such as turbulence, icing, lightning or thunderstorms.
Matthieu Durand-Gobert, Flight Operations Engineer, Air France
Find out more about the different strategic partners and collaborations involved in helping us deliver our rich and intuitive eWAS Pilot solution delivering advanced weather awareness to the cockpit.
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