Gestair, Spain’s Largest Business Jet Operator, Selects TrustFlight’s Centrik for Real-time Operational Management
LEAMINGTON SPA, UK, Dec. 5, 2023 – TrustFlight, a technology innovator focused on digitization of the aviation industry, today announced that Gestair, Spain’s largest business jet fleet operator, a European benchmark which also specialises in MRO and flight support services, has selected TrustFlight’s Centrik solution for real-time operational management of their fleet of more than thirty-five (35) and growing aircraft.
“We are very pleased to have implemented Centrik. This innovative software allows us to effectively integrate the Company Management System with Operational and Training domains, providing us with complete real-time monitoring while also reinforcing our Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system,” said Rafael Melero, General Manager of Gestair Aviation. “The implementation of electronic records and the centralization of operational management processes in our European AOCs in Malta and Spain makes us more competitive, more efficient, more productive, and even safer thanks to the ease of use of Centrik.”
Centrik, which removes costly, outdated paper-based processes and procedures for fleet operators, MROs, regulators, and airports around the world, increases operational efficiencies and safety by providing a complete picture into an organisation’s operational profile. With modules that digitise multiple departmental functions, including Risk, Safety, Compliance, Manuals, Documents, Meetings, Training, EFBs, and more, Centrik is the world’s only all-in-one management system for every element of successful maintenance and flight operation departments.
“With over 80,000 TrustFlight users across the world, our suite of solutions are empowering organisations to gain real-time operational oversight, improve efficiency through tailored solutions, and provide intuitive, actionable outcomes to end users in a way that’s currently unique to the market,” mentions Karl Steeves, Director, TrustFlight. “As we expand our reach globally, it is becoming clear that Centrik is a best-in-class product designed specifically for the aviation marketplace—a sentiment echoed by our trusted partners.”
Out of the world’s ten largest business jet operators, five of them currently leverage TrustFlight solutions as part of their digital transformation. In addition to Centrik, the firm also offers Electronic Tech Log, MEL Management, and Reliability Analytics software that seamlessly integrates for a unified user experience that leads to accurate, actionable decision-making across the enterprise.
To learn more about TrustFlight’s ecosystem of digital solutions, please visit www.trustflight.com.
TrustFlight is a digital technology innovator focused on the aviation industry. The company’s best- in-class digital tools and services provide new levels of safety, efficiency and insight to everyone involved in the operation and maintenance of aircraft. TrustFlight boasts a suite of digital solutions. Electronic Tech Log automates flight data entry, scheduling, and maintenance recording. Centrik offers managers a 360-degree view of company operations. MEL Manager serves to digitise and manage minimum equipment lists. Originally founded by two commercial pilots, TrustFlight has grown to become a global firm supporting a wide variety of airlines, airports, maintenance providers and regulators. To learn more, visit www.trustflight.com, and follow @TrustFlight on Twitter and Linkedin.
About Gestair Group
Leader in Spain and European benchmark in business aviation with more than 45 years of experience in the sector, it has three strong business areas: Gestair Aviation, Gestair MRO and Gestair Aeroplanning, which offer a 360º service in business aviation. The company has a fleet of more than 35 ultra-long, long, medium and short range aircraft to offer the best solution for any type of flight and two hangars at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to house and maintain aircraft. To learn more, visit www.gestair.com, and follow @Gestair on Linkedin and Instagram.
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CAE signs wide-ranging agreement for the integration of Flight Operations Solutions software at the Air India Group Airlines
CAE today announced at the Dubai International Airshow that it has signed a multi-year contract to provide its advanced Crew Management and Operations Control solutions to the Air India Group airlines. As part of this wide-ranging agreement, in addition to the continued use of CAE’s Flight Planning solutions at Air India, CAE’s Operations Control and Crew Management solutions will be integrated at all Air India Group airlines, part of Tata Group, India’s largest conglomerate, which reacquired Air India in 2022.
“Customer delight and operational efficiencies are the twin objectives we aim to accomplish with the help of our operations systems. Efficiently helping our crew with day-of-operations activities and handling the recovery of crew operations at times of disruption are critical to providing our customers the efficient experience they expect from us. We are glad to partner with CAE in adopting their flight operations solutions in this journey of transformation we have embarked upon.” said Dr. Satya Ramaswamy, Air India’s Chief Digital and Technology Officer.
“We are excited to build upon our relationship with Air India and the Tata Group, said Pascal Grenier, CAE’s Senior Vice President, Flight Operations Solutions. “By leveraging CAE’s Integrated platform, data, automation, optimization and machine learning, CAE digital solutions will enable Air India and Air India Group airlines to enhance their operational performance and profitability around the world as they restructure, rebrand and add new routes.”
Under the new contract, the existing Flight Planning agreement with Air India will be expanded to include CAE’s Crew Manager, Crew Access, and Recovery Manager Ops & Recovery Manager Crew, providing proven and comprehensive support for both Air India and the Air India Group airlines. These advanced digital SaaS solutions are flexible, configurable and scalable, to enable superior, end-to-end flight operations management and represent a key driver of digital transformation.
The flag carrier of India, Air India boasts the largest international network in the region and offers the most nonstop routes connecting India with global destinations. Currently, CAE’s team of experts is working closely with Air India’s teams to ensure that the solutions are implemented and adopted in record time.
ABOUT AIR INDIA
Founded by the legendary JRD Tata, Air India pioneered India’s aviation sector. Since its first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has built an extensive domestic network with non-stop flights to cities around the world, across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far East, South-East Asia, Australia, and the Gulf. After 69 years as a government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in January 2022.
At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying software-based simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, cabin crew, airlines, defence and security forces and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in approximately 250 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents more than 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight, mission and medical simulators and training programs powered by digital technologies. We embed sustainability in everything we do. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.
NAVBLUE breaks into Chinese market through Navigation Database cooperation with China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau
– NAVBLUE Navigation Database to serve Chinese airlines in their daily operations
⎯ NAVBLUE will support Chinese authorities to set up aeronautical data quality certification
NAVBLUE and ATMB (Air Traffic Management Bureau, the institution under the Civil Aviation Administration of China) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to materialise the production of the on-board Navigation Database in China to align with the Chinese data security requirements.
This agreement is an extension of the ongoing cooperation between ATMB and Airbus since 2014 regarding the strategic cooperation on Air Traffic Management’s new technology. As a major certified aeronautical data supplier, NAVBLUE’s proven capability of data processing will bring a new option for chinese operators.
With this cooperation, the NAVBLUE Navigation Database will be able to break through the Chinese market for the first time. NAVBLUE’s Navigation Database expertise will now benefit Chinese airlines, while also supporting the Authorities to set up a local data standard in the near future.
Marc Lemeilleur, CEO of NAVBLUE said: “Through this cooperation agreement, NAVBLUE will work closely with the Chinese government and local authorities to support the aviation industry growth in the country and, with its expertise in data processing, will help Chinese airlines in their daily operations”.
“NAVBLUE, as an Airbus company, has a rich experience in aeronautical data service. We hope to have more in-depth and extensive cooperation and exchanges with Airbus and NAVBLUE in the application of new technologies and aeronautical data services, so as to jointly contribute to the safe operation and development of China Civil Aviation.”Mr. WEN Xuezheng, Deputy Director General of Air Traffic Management Bureau,
After a trial period with local Chinese airlines, the NAVBLUE Navigation Database will gradually be deployed throughout the country’s airlines.
Southwest Airlines, the largest U.S. airline in terms of domestic passengers, has chosen AvioBook, a Thales Group Company, to equip its fleet with an industry-leading technology portfolio. Supported by AvioBook, Southwest aims to further optimize operations with environmentally sustainable solutions.
The carrier’s multi-year contract with AvioBook provides Southwest with the most innovative technology platform on the market. The deal includes the only fully-integrated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and Electronic Logbook (eLB) solution on the market to improve efficiency throughout the operation. Southwest has also signed an agreement to equip the world’s largest all Boeing 737 NG fleet with AvioBook’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID), known as AvioCast. Once installed, it will provide real time aircraft data to various operational groups. AvioBook’s comprehensive suite of software and hardware is designed to further mitigate safety risks, enhance compliance, add technology redundancy and resiliency, and increase environmental sustainability, all while enabling shorter turn times.
Southwest has long been a trailblazer in incorporating digital technologies to improve the Employee and Customer experience. The AvioBook suite will help eliminate the 88 million pages of paper still being printed annually and will give users the confidence of having the latest information at their fingertips, with data updated as and when the situation changes.
AvioBook’s FAA-approved solution is built on user-centric product design as well as robust and reliable integrations meaning pilots can easily find the information they need, when they need it. To ensure full user engagement, implementation will be gradual with the first benefits of the project expected to be seen in 2024.
With Southwest as part of the customer community, AvioBook strengthens its leadership position in the EFB market handling a fleet of over 4,000 tails and 100,000 flights per week.
“Southwest is thrilled to collaborate with AvioBook to modernize our operation and introduce cutting-edge technology solutions directly benefiting our frontline Employees. These advancements not only streamline processes but also eliminate numerous paper-based documents. This shift empowers our Employees to dedicate more time and focus on delivering Southwest Hospitality to our valued Customers.” Steve Christl, Vice President Ops Strategy & Implementation, Southwest Airlines
“Being able to support Southwest’s digital transformation is a great source of pride for everyone at AvioBook. We look forward to helping bring together all Southwest stakeholders from across the airline, improving communications and workflows while eliminating paper.” Frédéric Dru, AvioBook CEO
New airline Riyadh Air will drive innovation with Lufthansa Systems’ cloud-based operations platform
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Martin Eiba (VP Flight Operations Riyadh Air), Thomas Wittmann (CEO Lufthansa Systems), Peter Bellew (COO Riyadh Air), Marco Cesa, Letesia Al Haddad, Michael Weghorst, Peter Lauer (all Lufthansa Systems)
- The new national airline from Saudi Arabia chose Lufthansa Systems as a partner to mutually drive innovation in digitalization and sustainability
- Riyadh Air opted for a cloud-based integrated operational suite from Lufthansa Systems
- The airline takes another significant step towards its maiden flight in 2025
Raunheim/Dubai, 15th November 2023. Lufthansa Systems and Riyadh Air, a new national airline in Saudi Arabia, have signed a contract to implement an integrated operational suite from Lufthansa Systems including the solutions Lido Flight 4D, NetLine/Ops ++, NetLine/Crew and NetLine/HubControl.
The operational suite runs in Lufthansa Systems’ Global Aviation Cloud with the highest level of reliability. Lido Flight 4D’s advanced technology computes the most efficient routes resulting in substantial savings for the airline while the next-generation operation control system NetLine/Ops ++ helps Riyadh Air to optimize the daily utilization of their flights. NetLine/HubControl allows a fully digitized turnaround and an optimized passenger connection management at the hub. Furthermore, Riyadh Air will benefit from the new web-based pairing application in NetLine/Crew.
Peter Bellew, COO at Riyadh Air said: “At Riyadh Air, it is a key goal to achieve our ambitious sustainability goals and the unique capabilities of Lufthansa Systems’ solutions will help us to maximize fuel and carbon savings using the integrated Lido and NetLine systems. The design can simultaneously drive the most effective and least carbon intense routing with the lowest cost fuel usage. Our aim is to show the wider industry how each member of the Riyadh Air family can digitally track their own carbon footprint while reducing costs. The Lufthansa Systems cloud operations suite will be a key to unlocking digital leadership in aviation sustainability.”
And he added: “As a digitally native airline, we require effective technological solutions that allow us to run an efficient and sustainable business. This agreement with Lufthansa Systems clearly demonstrates our continued progress towards our first flight in 2025 and is a significant building block in our operational readiness.”
With Lufthansa Systems the new airline has selected a leading provider of airline IT that combines in-depth aviation know-how with IT expertise in a unique way. Lufthansa Systems has been developing standard-setting solutions for more than 25 years that have been well-proven and are constantly being optimized.
Riyadh Air is in a strong position by starting its operations with state-of-the-art cloud-based airline IT. As a new airline, Riyadh Air does not have to transition from legacy systems and can immediately start with fully digitized solutions. “We are excited to support Riyadh Air during their ambitious growth in the next years. In partnering closely with Riyadh Air, we will continue to optimize our integrated operational suite and additionally strengthen our position in the Middle East”, added Thomas Wittmann, CEO at Lufthansa Systems.
Background information on the integrated operational suite
Riyadh Air is one of the first clients to acquire an integrated operational suite from Lufthansa Systems running in a cloud environment. These state-of-the-art solutions introduce new smart features that Riyadh Air will benefit from:
NetLine/HubControl will provide Riyadh Air with a fully digitized aircraft turnaround as it bridges the gap between airport and airline ground operations as well as operations control. It supports aircraft operations in making real-time decisions and raising situational awareness. A newly optimized passenger connection management will provide Riyadh Air’s operations by giving a precise overview of all flight connections at their hub. It will allow Riyadh Air to prioritize flight connections and to issue measures to recover otherwise missed connections.
NetLine/Ops ++ is the next-generation operation control system from Lufthansa Systems that will allow Riyadh Air to optimize the daily utilization of their flights, increase user productivity and improve airline management when there are deviations from their regular schedule. By collecting and evaluating a wide range of data such as critical weather conditions or technical aircraft limitations, NetLine/Ops ++ will alert Riyadh Air about potentially critical situations so they can quickly initiate measures to prevent and resolve disruptions.
With Lido Flight 4D, the highly effective and interactive flight planning tool from Lufthansa Systems, Riyadh Air’s dispatchers will be able to optimize flight routes, considering current flight-related data such as fuel consumption, costs, and flying time. This way the dispatch can be fully automated. Lido Flight 4D allows for individual optimization of flight phases and offers a range of automation options, from fully manual to fully automatic. The solution is equipped with advanced features such as real-time data updates, weather data integration, and fuel price updates, providing accurate and up-to-date flight plans. This will help Riyadh Air achieve maximum operational efficiency, safety, and stability in a highly dynamic Air Traffic Management environment.
As NetLine/Crew covers crew management business processes, it will assist Riyadh Air’s crew management team with 24/7 operations support and industry expertise. NetLine/Crew comprises system components for the various crew management domains. This includes the communication and information exchange with flying personnel with dedicated applications for crew members. The new web-based pairing application will assist Riyadh Air in planning its crew pairings, taking tariff and legal restrictions into account, while increasing the efficiency of the rosters.
Air Riyadh Air is a new national airline established in March 2023. With headquarters in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh Air is the cutting edge of digital aviation. It will adopt the best international sustainability and safety practices to deliver an exceptional travel experience by bringing together the brightest minds from across the aviation industry, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world to make this vision a reality.
About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH is a leading airline IT provider determined to shape the future of digital aviation. It draws its unique strengths from its ability to combine profound industry know-how with forward-looking technological expertise and has lived by its slogan “We’re into IT” for more than 25 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, the company offers its more than 350 customers an extensive range of successful IT products and services for the aviation industry, many of which are market leaders. Lufthansa Systems’ pioneering portfolio covers all of an airline’s business processes – in the flight deck, in the cabin and on the ground. As a tech company and airline IT provider, Lufthansa Systems is committed to identifying its own environmental footprint and improving that of its airline customers across the globe. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems employs around 2,800 people at its locations in 16 countries.
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Tel.: +49 (0)69 696 90776
Indonesian carriers – Lion Air and Batik Air under the Lion Air group, as well as Super Air Jet – have recently trusted Airbus’ digital solutions to achieve efficiency in their maintenance and flight operations.
These carriers have already adopted the Airbus Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) solution as its fleet performance tool, as well as the NAVBLUE N-Flight Planning (N-FP). In total, the various contracts will cover up to 110 aircraft, comprising the A320 and A330 Family.
Harnessing cloud and big data technology of the Skywise aviation data platform, SHM collates and centralises the aircraft alerts in real time, flight-deck effects, maintenance messages etc., prioritises and correlates them with the relevant troubleshooting procedures, highlights operational impacts, and provides the maintenance history of the system, allowing effective management of the aircraft events. Overall, SHM saves airlines time and decreases the cost of unscheduled maintenance thanks to data-driven decisions.
In addition, Lion Air, Batik Air, as well as Super Air Jet continue to rely on NAVBLUE for various aviation services, including navigation charts, Flight Management System (FMS) navigation databases, and the aircraft performance calculator tool (Flysmart+).
For these airlines, this service scope has now been expanded to encompass N-Flight Planning (N-FP) – a robust solution that generates optimised flight plans, while offering seamless integrations with third-party systems. Its event-driven automation and alerting features enhance productivity and enable a manage-by-exception approach.
“We are pleased that Lion Air, Batik Air and Super Air Jet have adopted SHM and NAVBLUE N-Flight Planning (N-FP) to improve fleet efficiency and health monitoring. These contracts are testament to the rebounding Indonesian aviation market, which has also shown full confidence in Airbus’ digital solutions. We look forward to supporting our customers in Indonesia as they continue their growth trajectories,” said Anand Stanley, President Airbus Asia-Pacific.
Air Niugini, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea, has signed a firm order with Airbus for six latest generation single aisle A220-100s under its fleet modernisation programme. In addition, the carrier will acquire three A220-300s and another two A220-100s from third party lessors.
The order was announced at a special event in Port Moresby by Gary Seddon, Acting Chief Executive Officer Air Niugini and Anand Stanley, President Airbus Asia-Pacific, in the presence of the Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Hon. William Duma, Minister for State Enterprises.
Combining the longest range, lowest fuel consumption and widest cabin in the 100-150 seat category, the A220 will be operated by Air Niugini across its domestic and regional network. The new fleet will deliver more capacity and greater reliability across the domestic network and enable the carrier to fly from capital Port Moresby to new destinations across the Asia-Pacific region.
Gary Seddon, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Air Niugini said: “This is a milestone in the history of our national airline that will support the growth of trade and tourism in Papua New Guinea. The new aircraft will offer the highest levels of comfort for our passengers, while also ensuring a significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions when compared to the aircraft they will replace.”
Minister Duma said: “This is a momentous occasion for Air Niugini. Coinciding with the airline’s 50th Anniversary, Air Niugini secures six new regional jets that will revolutionise travel for the citizens of Papua New Guinea. I am looking forward to welcoming the ‘People’s Balus’ (the people’s plane) to our skies”.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, said: “Air Niugini has seen how much more the A220 brings to their airline than the competing product in this space, so much more efficiency, range, comfort and growth potential. We thank Air Niugini for its confidence in Airbus and are committed to offering our full support to the airline as it transitions to its new fleet.”
Air Niugini also announced that it has selected a flight planning support system from Airbus subsidiary NAVBLUE for its fleet. Called N-Flight Planning (N-FP), the solution will help the airline optimise on fuel, time and cost to meet operational needs, while ensuring overall safety and compliance.
The A220 is the most modern airliner in its size category, carrying between 100 to 150 passengers on flights of up to 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km). Depending on cabin configuration, the A220-100 serves the 100-135 seat market, while the larger A220-300 is perfectly tailored for the 120-150 seat market.
The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation GTF™ engines. Offering 25% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared to previous generation aircraft, the A220 also has the largest cabin, seats and windows in its class, ensuring superior comfort.
As with all Airbus aircraft, the A220 is already able to operate with up to 50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Airbus aims for all its aircraft to be capable of operating with 100% SAF by 2030.
As at the end of September, Airbus has received over 800 orders from around 30 customers for the A220, of which more than 280 have been delivered. The A220 is already in successful service with 17 airlines worldwide.
Toulouse, France, 11 October 2023
The cooperation project between Europe and China financed by the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (*), and supported by NAVBLUE, has successfully demonstrated the Established on RNP AR concept to support simultaneous independent approaches in Tianjin Binhai airport, China, on September 26th, 2023.
Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required (RNP AR), a Performance Based Navigation (PBN) navigation specification, is the ideal solution for this type of airport.
During this demonstration, two Tianjin Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft performed a simultaneous approach at night on runways 16L and 16R. One aircraft used an RNP AR approach designed by NAVBLUE, the other one used the published Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach.
Simultaneous independent approaches are an important concept to support the operational efficiency needs of large airports. Traditionally this concept relies on the use of the Instrument Landing System (ILS), which implies long straight trajectories.
Established on RNP AR (EoR) is a recent concept that enables the use of RNP AR approaches along with ILS or another RNP AR. This concept significantly improves the efficiency of simultaneous independent approaches:
- The RNP AR trajectory is much shorter than the ILS, with track miles reduction between 10 to 30 miles per approach.
- The ILS trajectory itself is also shortened as the constraint for 1000 feet vertical separation is removed.
This demonstration paves the way for extended trial operations in Tianjin and the use of EoR in China and Europe as a means to foster positive environmental impact:
- Reducing track miles
- Reducing noise at airports with parallel runways
This project was led with the cooperation of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC), Tianjin Airlines, Tianjin Airport, FRACS and PBN4ATC.
(*) The EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) is part of the EU-North Asia Aviation Partnership Programme, implemented by EASA and funded by the European Union.
– Digital Systems Operations Control (SOC) suite of solutions to streamline and enhance
⎯ One of the largest regional airlines in North America operating over 200 aircraft
NAVBLUE and Republic Airways have just signed a long-term strategic contract for Flight
Planning, Crew Management, and Operations Control technology and solutions.
The cooperation between Republic Airways – one of the largest regional airlines in North America,
operating over 200 aircraft for three mainline carriers in the US (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines
and United Airlines) – and NAVBLUE is established by a multi-layered partnership that will benefit
By selecting NAVBLUE’s “Manage by Exception” suite of operational solutions, Republic Airways
will benefit from state-of-the-art solutions designed to optimize critical resource planning, enhance
operational decision making and effectively manage its day-to-day operations. Republic Airways
will strengthen its position as a thought leader and a technological pioneer in the competitive
North American commercial airline business, with enhanced situational awareness and seamless,
contextual collaboration in a harmonized digital platform.
With this collaboration, NAVBLUE positions its Digital Systems Operations Control (SOC)
Solutions as a partner of choice on the North American market with a large, sophisticated
operator, and will benefit from the experience and operational expertise of Republic Airways, as
well as from its market thought leader position.
The agreement includes two complementary NAVBLUE solutions:
N-Flight Planning, which will help Republic Airways to optimize their flight operations by enabling
flight dispatchers to rapidly compute flight plans, factoring payload, aircraft performance, current
weather and air-traffic constraints. N-Flight Planning will also bring added-value to the airline by
optimizing for minimum flight time, fuel burn or total cost.
N-Ops & Crew gives the opportunity for Republic Airways to plan and distribute their network
schedules and maintain full operations control with configurable operating rules. This single
solution for both Operations & Crew management will also allow Republic Airways to eliminate
manual efforts today, and to automate, manage and optimize crew schedule planning, day-of-ops
crew control, crew training and qualifications, and finally, crew mobile access. It will increase
efficiency, provide quicker recovery for irregular operations and cover open flying.
Marc LEMEILLEUR, CEO of NAVBLUE, says: “We are very proud to count Republic Airways as
a new customer in the North America region. Our innovative, flexible and highly configurable
solutions will help the airline enhance and streamline their operations, both in terms of planning
and cost control”.
Paul Kinstedt, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Republic Airways, adds: “We
are excited to begin our strategic partnership with NAVBLUE, leveraging their solutions to enable
Republic Airways to modernize its platform and drive innovation. This will enable us to better meet
the needs of our partners and associates and continue our leadership in the regional airline
About NAVBLUE: NAVBLUE is a leading services company, wholly owned by Airbus, dedicated to Flight Operations solutions and services for airlines and aircraft operators, on the ground and onboard. NAVBLUE combines aircraft manufacturer expertise, flight operations know-how and agile development to enhance operational efficiency, optimize resources and increase productivity, for a safe and sustainable aviation. NAVBLUE delivers a reliable, optimum and customized user experience to more than 600 customers worldwide, in a range of areas, including digital cockpit operations, Operations Control Centre (OCC) systems, Flight Ops Engineering and Performance Based Navigation (PBN). NAVBLUE employs 500 employees spread across the world, with offices in Canada, France, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, UK and US and representatives in several other countries across the globe. Discover NAVBLUE’s
solutions here: www.navblue.aero.
About Republic Airways: Founded in 1974, Republic Airways is one of the largest regional airlines in the United States. Republic Airways operates a fleet of more than 220 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900+ daily flights to 80 cities in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its codeshare partners’ brands: American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs over 6,000 aviation professionals. Learn more at www.rjet.com.
We’ve had a great second quarter developing new features and servicing all ASAP STAR users! Check out our list of available features, and feel free to contact our ASAP Support Team for more information.
Please join us in welcoming our newest customers!
We warmly welcome 21 Air to our flight performance software ASAP STAR!
We warmly welcome My Freighter Airlines to our flight performance software ASAP STAR!
We warmly welcome The Argentinian President to our flight performance software ASAP STAR!
We warmly welcome CargoThree to our flight performance software ASAP STAR!
Per Part FAR Part 121, a flight could require a takeoff alternate and a second destination alternate in addition to our current alternate capability. You can now add additional alternates to specific flights. You will also be available to view the landing cards for your alternate airports and review and calculate additional settings, if necessary.
|Optional features now available in ASAP STAR:|
|Runway Condition Code (RCC): Can be made available for certain aircraft.|
|Signature Capture: Users can physically draw signatures onto their devices and have them stored with the flight data. This can be implemented for both weight and balance load sheets, as well as for when a flight is completed.|
|Flight Assignment: Each flight can be assigned to a username(s) through the ASAP STAR Web. The selected username(s) will then be able to see only their assigned flights on both the iPad and Web STAR versions.|
|Alternative NOTAM Sources: FAA Pilot-Web (no charge) & ICAO iStars (billed by usage).|
|Locking Planning Settings Options to Default: Users are now able to set default settings for their specific tail numbers. This prevents human errors that may occur while selecting the aircraft settings for a flight.|
|Contingency Runways Displayed on TO & Landing Cards: The user can now swipe left or right to switch between runways ran at departure, arrival, or alternate stations. If the user was to select a different runway for departure than previously planned for, the text will display the words “Contingency RWY.”|
|Selectable Runways: Companies can now OPT-IN to our Selectable Runway feature. It’s aimed at reducing processing times, assisting with frequent flights, and easily showing the user details for their available runways. You can also toggle intersections and details for more simplified views.|
|Select which flights to download to the iPad: You can now select which flights to download (including multiple at a time) to your iPad. This can save you time by downloading your flight for the day while on an internet connection.|
|Emergency Return: Emergency Return conditions can be selected while in the planning stages of a flight. It will be marked in orange to stand out and warn the user that “this is for emergency situations only”.|
|Custom Turn Departure & Approach Procedure Plate: Our highly developed turn procedures are beneficial for obstacle avoidance. They can be designed for specific aircraft types as well as displayed in premium artistic forms.|
|Default Taxi Fuel: Each tail number can now have a specific default taxi fuel entry.|
|Valet Bags: The ability to transfer weights from the passenger compartment to the cargo compartment is now available to users.|
|Dynamic Center of Gravity Limiting Curtailment: STAR will calculate passenger, cargo, and/or in-flight movement’s center of gravity curtailments based on actual loading, NOT the worst-case loading.|
|Optimal Flaps: Users can choose to run all available flaps, and the program will choose the flap with the highest weight for each runway end.|
|Emergency Return on TO Card: The user can now swipe up or down to toggle between runways ran for departure and emergency return. If the user needs to return to the departure airport, the text will display the words “Contingency RWY”, and an orange highlight will appear for your selected runway.|
|Remaining Capacity is shown: You can now click on the max capacity text or weights text to toggle between Max Capacity and Remaining Capacity.|