SITA and Flight Explorer are targeting airlines worldwide with an integrated decision-support system that will provide airlines with the ability to track, manage and communicate with their flights through a single computer screen.
Airline flight dispatchers are already able to use the Flight Explorer Aircraft Situation Display (ASD) application to track their flights, and separately use SITA Aircom to communicate with pilots.
The new integration of tracking and data link communications on one screen is designed to enhance their ability to maintain complete operational control of their flights.
AirTran Airways, which already separately uses both SITA Aircom for in-flight data link communication and Flight Explorer’s ASD, is set to carry out the first tests of the new combined system in September.
SITA is integrating Flight Explorer into its Aircom Server product, which offers airlines a system for the exchange of messages with their aircraft cockpit computers.
The SITA Aircom service is already used by over 100 airlines.
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