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SITAONAIR and DTN launches weather alerting to AIRCOM FlightTracker

Posted 14 March 2018 · Add Comment

An industry-leading weather-alerting feature, empowering flight dispatchers to avoid or anticipate weather disruption throughout flights, has been launched as a new feature of SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM FlightTracker, in partnership with DTN.

Airline dispatchers using AIRCOM FlightTracker will now be equipped to help aircraft avoid inclement weather including aircraft-specific turbulence, icing, and thunderstorm forecasts  supporting the smoothest and safest possible flight experience for those onboard, and maximizing fuel efficiency. 

Already adopted by airlines operating more than 250,000 flights every month, the FlightTracker is a ground-based software system delivering vital global real-time aircraft position alerting to airline operations teams.

Paul Rainford, Senior Product Manager, FlightTracker, at SITAONAIR, said: "The responsibility of tracking aircraft is reliant on intensive manpower from an airline's operations and dispatch teams. But armed with FlightTracker's aircraft tracking alerting, and new, weather-based Flight Route Alerting capabilities, operations and dispatchers can focus their attentions on those flights that call for more detailed consideration. This in turn provides improved support to the pilots in the air, contributing to a better passenger experience."

Jon Reifschneider, senior vice president of weather at DTN, added: "We are excited to partner with SITAONAIR to provide additional layers of safety to all flights. The system allows you to take charge of your flight plan, planning routes up to 36 hours in advance, giving operators the confidence to schedule flights that keep passengers and crew safe, avoid turbulence, and use less fuel. DTN's insights also shed light on weather events that exceed the parameters for any planned routes, enabling flight planners to select the route that offers the best cost and the least chance of weather-related disruptions."

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