Sabre buys f:wz from DAE to augment flight planning portfolio

Sabre Holdings has acquired flight planning systems provider f:wz (formerly known as Flugwerkzeuge Aviation) to enhance the Sabre AirCentre Enterprise Operations suite of flight planning products and services.

Vienna-based f:wz, a subsidiary of Dubai Aerospace Enterprises (DAE), will become part of Sabre Airline Solutions. In addition to its core flight planning capabilities, f:wz’s tools also provide services for navigation database management, aircraft performance support, route and restriction database support and NOTAM management.

Sabre AirCentre Enterprise Operations suite of products and services encompasses flight planning and operations, crew management, airport resource management, and maintenance and engineering solutions.

Sabre says the acquisition of f:wz will also strengthen its ability to assist airlines requiring outsourced flight planning support. f:wz products further increase Sabre’s ability to provide airlines with even more costs savings and operational efficiency, including reduction of overall fuel burn and lowering CO2 emissions.

“f:wz is an outstanding company that has set new, innovative standards in cost reduction and fuel optimisation within the flight planning industry and we are thrilled that they are now part of Sabre Airline Solutions and our Sabre AirCentre Enterprise Operations suite of solutions,” declared Steve Clampett, president of Sabre Airline Solutions products and services. “Sabre already offers airlines some of the best-in-class flight planning tools so as we integrate f:wz’s offerings into our portfolio, we will have flight planning solutions and services that are second to none.”

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