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AIRCOM® FlightPlanner

Optimized flight planning

Overview

Aircraft operators need a straightforward tool to calculate the most efficient and cost-effective flight plan for every flight. AIRCOM® FlightPlanner is a new application built on the core AIRCOM® Server Platform and supports the airline flight dispatch process. Centered on  the task of flight planning, AIRCOM FlightPlanner provides tools to optimize the operational parameters of a flight considering 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.  

This product is available through SITA's ATI Cloud.

“We are pushing the boundaries of air travel to deliver exceptional service to our customers, including the very best on-time performance. To achieve this, we need a network infrastructure that’s cost-effective, resilient, easily deployable and scalable, and SITA offers all of this. SITA has designed a comprehensive network solution to fit our specific requirements against a very ambitious rollout schedule.”

 

Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of TATA SIA Airlines Limited (known by the brand name Vistara),

How it works

The AIRCOM® FlightPlanner application selects the best route possible for each flight. The flight plan isbased on a complex analysis of aircraft performance, weather data, and route validation, 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 takes into account:

  • Real time analyses of weather forecasts and navigation restrictions allow dispatchers to select the most economical route based on information that is live as they make the decision.
  • Economic fuel tankering analysis reveals the optimum amount of additional fuel to carry and can exploit the differences in fuel price between airports to save money. Tankering can save an airline up to 1% in fuel costs.
  • Integration - AIRCOM FlightPlanner is integrated with AIRCOM® FlightMessenger and AIRCOM®FlightTracker. This provides a highly integrated solution that gives the customer improved workflow, reduced training costs and accurate information.

Additional options are available to provide a complete solution and include:

  • Advanced Weather - this option is provided in partnership with the UK Met Office and offers a wide range of weather charts and products that are integrated with SITA’s flight plans. Weather phenomena can be automatically tailored on a per-flight basis using pre-defined rules.
  • Surface Weather - provides a comprehensive global database of airport weather data that are a legal requirement and essential for the safe dispatch of aircraft.
  • NOTAM - provides a comprehensive database of international class one NOTAM data, fully integrated with SITA flight plans.
  • This product is available through SITA's ATI Cloud.

AIRCOM® FlightPlanner

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Your benefits

The benefits of AIRCOM FlightPlanner include:

  • Dispatchers can establish the most economical route to operate for each flight.
  • Accurate fuel calculation algorithm, proven to provide accuracy to within 200kg over a 13 hour sector.
  • Real-time weather information, integrated with a flight route display, enables staff to quickly establish the effect of changing conditions.
  • Available as either a distributed or ATI Cloud option provides full functionality regardless of the preferred deployment method.
  • Integrated weather charts are generated automatically based on user-defined sector rules, with flight plan route overlays.
  • Dedicated helpdesk support, staffed by flight dispatch and flight operations professionals, including qualified flight dispatchers.

“We are pushing the boundaries of air travel to deliver exceptional service to our customers, including the very best on-time performance. To achieve this, we need a network infrastructure that’s cost-effective, resilient, easily deployable and scalable, and SITA offers all of this. SITA has designed a comprehensive network solution to fit our specific requirements against a very ambitious rollout schedule.”

 

Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of TATA SIA Airlines Limited (known by the brand name Vistara),
16
Oct
2014
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