Posted on: 17 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
SITA OnAir has revealed at the Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels that Singapore Airlines, Royal Brunei and Norwegian Air Shuttle all plan to deploy it’s AIRCOM FlightTracker solution across their entire fleets beginning this month.
“Norwegian Air Shuttle has a strict selection process for every new solution we introduce,” remarked Norwegian Air Shuttle’s COO Geir Steiro. “This is particularly true for something as important as aircraft tracking. It quickly became clear that SITA OnAir is the only provider that could give us exactly what we need. SITA OnAir’s FlightTracker is the most complete solution available. Using multiple sources of data, we can track all our aircraft at 15 minute intervals or less. It also provides the most accurate data, using ‘smoothing’ to combine position sources.
“And of course, safety is paramount for a solution like this. FlightTracker’s automated alerting system allows us to manage our fleet of 100 aircraft and the additional 200 that will enter the fleet in the coming years safely and efficiently. A bonus feature is the unique way it integrates ATC data into our systems – it will give us valuable insight into our operations and how we can improve them.”
“As part of our commitment to the air transport community we will, during an emergency, provide AIRCOM FlightTracker position reporting free of charge to SITA member customers” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of SITA OnAir. “For the 90-plus airlines already using our AIRCOM FlightMessenger, we can deploy the solution in a few days. Following the recent ICAO discussions, we are also working on the definition and development of a new system to detect and report unusual situations.”