Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd. signs multi-year contract with Navtech

    12 Feb 2012


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Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd. signs multi-year contract with Navtech
Charts and Navigation Data supplied to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair and Air Hong Kong 

February 14, 2012 (TORONTO) – Navtech Inc., a leader in flight operations software and services, has expanded its relationship with its long-term customer, Cathay Pacific Airways, through a meaningful multi-year agreement for provisioning aeronautical charts and navigation data.  Navtech Charts along withNavigation Data for Honeywell FMS and ARINC 424 will be supplied to Cathay Pacific Airways, its sister carrier Dragonair and joint venture all-cargo carrier Air Hong Kong.  The companies signed the multi-year agreement during which time they will continue to work together to enhance Navtech’s charts products, specifically the electronic charts product, Navtech eCharts

“Our long-term relationship with Cathay Pacific has been significantly enhanced by this confidence boost in our charts innovation,” said Mike Hulley, President and CEO of Navtech. “We are proud to supply multiple products to a premier airline which has such an extensive network and powerful industry reputation as they will provide valuable experience and advice to enhance our offerings overall.”

Cathay Pacific has been a Navtech Charts supplement customer for many years, as well as, is a member of the Navtech Charts Council and the Navtech Advisory Group. “We are happy to partner with Navtech working towards a fully e-enabled solution for our flight operations,” said Captain Russell Davie, General Manager of Flight Operations for Cathay Pacific Airways.  “They have shown a real willingness to listen to and work with their customers.”

Navtech Charts is a family of state-of-the-art aeronautical charts products.  Navtech has combined the best features of our legacy products, Aerad Charts and Route Manual, into a modern and user-friendly navigation product.  Navtech designed the charts using research from Human Factor specialists and by gathering data from, and working closely with, pilots having years of experience using aeronautical charts.  Each chart includes enhanced symbology and communication features.  Navtech’s electronic chart viewing application, Navtech eCharts, has been used by Navtech’s customers for ten years. Navtech is currently developing a new release and has been working closely with Cathay Pacific and other charts customers to upgrade the GUI interface, underlying architecture, and ground communication tools.  These enhancements will form the infrastructure for Navtech to easily support all Classes of EFB and all devices from tablets to installed avionics.

Navtech’s Navigation Data services draws on one of the world’s largest aeronautical databases to support a wide range of electronic navigation needs.  The database conforms to ARINC 424 specifications, and as such, Cathay Pacific’s subscription to ARINC data and Honeywell’s FMS data will be used to support their systems, including their in-house flight planning system. 

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About Navtech, Inc.

Navtech, Inc. is a leading global provider of flight operations solutions, serving more than 350 airlines and aviation services customers.  Navtech’s product suite includes aeronautical charts, navigation data solutions, flight planning, aircraft performance software (take-off/landing, weight and balance), and crew planning solutions.  Many of Navtech’s products can be configured as part of an EFB solution, including take-off data calculation, weight and balance, and aeronautical charts.  These products, supported by Navtech’s ISO: 9001 certification, directly support millions of flights each year and help Navtech customers maximize efficiency, reduce costs, ensure compliance with complex national and international safety regulations, and effectively deliver their services.

Headquartered just outside Toronto in Waterloo, Ontario — Canada’s technology center — Navtech also has locations in Stockholm, London, and Ahmedabad, India, and is further supported by satellite offices around the world.  Its home on the web is the first and only site for viewing the Navtech Aviation Poster Collection, a collection of hundreds of posters and other ephemera that capture the history of aviation through the arresting graphic design of the day.

About Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd.

Cathay Pacific Airways, Ltd. is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

The company was founded in Hong Kong in 1946 and remains deeply committed to its home base, making substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading global transportation hubs. In addition to the fleet of 130 wide-bodied aircraft, these investments include catering, aircraft maintenance, ground handling companies and the corporate headquarters, Cathay Pacific City, at Hong Kong International Airport.

Cathay Pacific is a founding member of the oneworld global alliance, whose combined network serves almost 700 destinations worldwide.

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