PACE EFB application certified for SB-S use

Pacelab Flight Profile Optimiser (FPO) from PACE has become the latest application certified for use across Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) platform for aviation operations and safety communications.

Pacelab FPO is an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) application that uses live aircraft and weather data to provide continuous updates to flight crews on the most cost-efficient speeds and altitudes to fly. Thanks to the real-time IP connectivity provided by Inmarsat SB-S, Pacelab FPO analyses live weather, avionics and aircraft performance information to optimise step climbs and step descents, continually calculating and displaying opportunities for improved efficiency. This allows flight crews to respond quickly and effectively to unforeseen changes or establish a more efficient altitude en route, reducing fuel burn and flight delays.

The Pacelab FPO application was certified through Inmarsat’s Aviation Certified Application Provider (CAP) Programme, which provides a catalogue of connected operations and safety applications. With third-party applications tested, optimised and certified for use on SB-S, airlines can focus on the benefits of digitisation without having to worry about integration.

John Broughton, vice president, safety and operational services, at Inmarsat Aviation said, “PACE is already an important player in the EFB world and serves many of the world’s leading airlines. We are delighted to welcome them on board as a certified application provider for Inmarsat’s SB-S platform. Our airline customers can now make use of Pacelab Flight Profile Optimiser to inform better decision-making in the air, reaping tangible rewards in the form of improved on-time performance, fuel savings and reduced emissions.”


Written by: Alexander Preston

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