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The Weather Company

At The Weather Company, we specialize in providing advanced weather solutions to the aviation industry, addressing the critical challenges faced by dispatch, pilots, and operations. These teams operate under high pressure, monitoring multiple systems for essential information to maintain safety and efficiency. With nearly 75% of air traffic delays attributed to inclement weather, costing the airline industry billions annually, there’s a pressing need for accurate, comprehensive, and actionable weather data.

The Weather Company’s aviation solutions portfolio is designed to enhance operational decisions, ensuring flights are safe, efficient, and profitable. By leveraging precise, personalized weather insights, airlines can reduce operational costs, minimize weather-related disruptions, and improve the passenger experience. These solutions include applications, expert forecast services, and access to a wealth of weather data.

With nearly three decades of aviation forecasting expertise, The Weather Company equips its customers to manage disruptive weather efficiently, ensuring safety, compliance, and exceptional passenger experiences. We help you navigate the complexities of weather impacts, enabling informed decision-making for better operational outcomes.

Gozen Digital Aviation

Flight Operations

Gözen Digital Aviation (GDA) focuses on creating advanced digital solutions for the aviation industry while setting new standards of digital strategies for leading companies in the market. GDA is thrilled to generate high-functionality niches through the expertise gathered from multiple verticals of aviation. The Company’s vision is to accelerate growth in digital aviation activities, drive enhanced operating efficiencies and provide end-to-end service along with Gozen’s existing activities in the aviation ecosystem.

Operator is a web-based flight scheduling system that consolidates all operational support systems into one seamless solution to meet the unique requirements of ad-hoc operations such as business, charter, and corporate aviation. The product line will become a valuable addition to GDA’s portfolio to provide end-to-end digital solutions in aviation operations while continuing its operational excellence. GDA has plans to further develop Operator based on tailor-made solutions and experience as a service approach. With an outstanding focus on customer success, an aviation-oriented and dedicated team has been assigned to provide support on a 24/7 basis.

Simorg is the most comprehensive management software for flight training operations. It offers an integrated and technologically advanced solution that brings intelligence to your daily operations. With its user-friendly interface and intelligent features, Simorg enhances the efficiency and flexibility of your facility. It provides cutting-edge digital solutions for critical tasks such as scheduling, maintenance, compliance, reporting, and training.

Nabla Mobility

Problem

The primary problems of aviation remain efficiency and safety, with deep complexities residing in the interplay and balancing of the two. The common understanding is that there is tradeoff between efficiency and safety, especially in the real world operations, as aircraft encounter weather and traffic, and operators simultaneously prioritize on-time performance and passenger comfort.

Additionally, the global push for sustainability has meant that decarbonization has become the intrinsic goal of efficiency, as aviation produced 2% of total global emissions in 2022, while pledging carbon neutrality by 2050.

Is it possible to improve efficiency and safety simultaneously?

Is it possible to untangle all of the complexities that overload pilot’s situational awareness and complicate inflight decision making?

Is it possible to overcome the barriers to achieving higher levels of operational efficiency and direct decarbonization?

Is it possible for decarbonization to occur in short order, with a solution that is not short term?

Safety

Turbulence is the leading cause of airline safety incidents, accounting for 37% of all recorded incidents in the United States (this is a broad measure that includes ground, cabin and runway incidents). Traditional methods of navigating around turbulence are largely dependent on pilot’s intuition, backed up by training and accumulated experience.

In this way, pilots and operations teams are forced to contend with a complex decision-making process, while only having a coarse understanding of where turbulence may or may not be.

Ultimately, the limiting factor is the current level of technology involved with turbulence prediction. The granularity of current systems is 100x100km, and are primarily based on vertical wind shear (one of many factors in the manifestation of turbulence). This creates a gap between what is detectable by current systems, and what is relevant to pilots.

Currently, the best supplementary tool is PIREPS (Pilot Reports), that are circulated only after an initial aircraft has encountered turbulence significant enough to manually report. Apart from being retroactive, the extent and spread of turbulence remains unknown. PIREPS prompt wide, inefficient diversions by the following planes, often without the guarantee of complete avoidance.

This is an intractable problem that airlines are continually challenged by, and have been looking for solutions as far back as we can find.

The problem is also set to get worse, with academic studies finding that increased energy in the atmosphere due to global warming causes an increase in the incidence of turbulence. Conventional methods to avoid turbulence are expected to lose effectiveness.

Turbulence is already the leading cause of safety incidents, and set to get worse

Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is intrinsically tied to decarbonization, however balancing overall operational efficiency, through traffic, passenger comfort, safety and on time performance, requires increasing fuel consumption. Between 20-30% of airline expenditure is fuel. With fuel prices rising, ticket prices are increasing to compensate, putting pressure on affordability.

Traffic burns more fuel.

Ensuring passenger comfort burns more fuel.

Weather burns more fuel.

Ensuring on time performance burns more fuel.

Isolating and solving a single problem may only produce limited benefits, may be impossible to act on due to constraints or conditions, and may be factored out when unintended costs are considered. This is because the complexities of aviation are so tightly coupled with each other.

Solution

Untangle

We apply Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to untangle the complexities of aviation on behalf of pilots and operations teams. Our approach uses software to reduce fuel consumption and carbon by ingesting, reprocessing and upgrading flight plans with comprehensive, multi-objective, strategic flight optimizations for pilots, resulting in increased operational resilience.

The immediate effect is finding 4-5% (average maximum) more fuel optimization during cruise without hardware changes, regardless of fleet age, regardless of current or future engines and fuels.

What makes it different?

We take a fundamentally different approach to producing optimizations compared to conventional flight planning, and even compared to contemporary third party solutions. Untangle is built to solve multiple problems simultaneously with fine granularity, then comprehensively balance the results based on the needs of the pilot, and the goals of the operations team.

Comprehensive and balanced

In this way, Untangle is a framework for several ML/AI models to work in modular fashion. Each model is developed, tested, and validated independently, using state of the art techniques. The current version of Untangle combines a more accurate fuel model, a precise altitude optimization, and a high resolution global turbulence forecast. By themselves, multiple new, cutting edge models would facilitate new levels of optimization. But these benefits would remain fragmented, each siloed in its own domain. Together, with Untangle orchestrating them, they represent a method to simultaneously increase safety and efficiency.

Upgradable and expandable

Although the performance has been validated for all current models, none of them are standing still. Each is continually refined, and continuously developed based on what is learned. New versions, with better performance are on the way. Similarly, the current features represent the start of Untangle’s roadmap. More models are in the works, and new features will be added.

Untangle itself, as a framework for synthesizing and balancing these objectives, is continually improving, adding to the ways optimizations can be tailored to each carrier, and each pilot.

Multi-objective and tailored optimization

By simultaneously computing multiple objectives for in-flight operations Untangle is able to treat each as a parameter. The differing priorities and brand values of different airlines can be expressed by setting a desired balance between safety, comfort, on-time performance, and fuel efficiency.

For Operations

The tailoring of optimizations enables operations teams to set goals for the year at the organizational level, and set parameters for how flights will be optimized in order to realize those goals. These parameters can be tweaked at any point throughout the year, and apply to all flights that get optimized. Hitting operational goals should produce a knock-on effect of freeing up capital to devote to the purchase of SAF or SAFc, further accelerating decarbonization efforts.

For Pilots

Within this operational tailoring of optimizations, pilots still have the freedom to choose the best option to fit the context. Our technology is built to increase situational awareness through higher resolution forecasts, and precise avoidance. Rather than remove agency from pilots, or insert tactical instructions, we aim to provide strategic options. Multiple optimizations are generated for each flight, each optimization representing a strategic priority: safest, fastest, or most fuel efficient. The aim is to supplement the experience and skill of the pilot, and reduce the cognitive load involved in complex in-flight decision making.

Current features

Feature 00
Turbulence prediction

Our turbulence prediction capabilities come from building a physics based machine learning model developed to address a specific pain point for aviation: turbulence is a largely unseen and safety problem, that burns a significant amount of extra fuel. What if we could have a high resolution map of turbulence, and precisely avoid it? In an industry first, the turbulence prediction model does just that, with preliminary validation showing an increased prediction rate of 7-14x over VWS. The model also drastically increases the resolution of turbulence data, from 100x100km, down to 0.25 degrees.

Conventional wind shear model

NABLA Mobility turbulence prediction

Launch capabilities include:
  • 60 hours of prediction, minimum
  • Predictions that include CAT and MWT
  • High resolution data (0.25 degrees)
  • Global coverage
  • FL50 to FL450
  • 7-14x improved accuracy vs VWS models

7-14x
enroute detection success

Learn more in White Paper 01: Better Strategies for Turbulence Avoidance >

Feature 01
Altitude optimization based turbulence avoidance

The altitude optimization model takes advantage of the high resolution turbulence prediction as a base by looking at conditions between waypoints, at an interval of 15NM, rather than only at waypoints, fundamentally opening up the options available with a fine grain grid. When it compares this high resolution reading of weather, it includes a granular understanding of the wind profile as well, in order to find tail winds and avoid headwinds. When paired with the precision of the fuel model, described below, the altitude optimization model finds the lowest cost path, the safest path, and the fastest path, presenting all as options for pilots to take advantage of. Additionally, speed settings are included in the recommendation to provide maximum control over fuel savings. Turbulence thresholds can be tailored as well, meaning that recommended paths will achieve the best efficiency available within a given passenger comfort and safety range.

4.6-4.9%
fuel reduction (average maximum) during cruise phase

Learn more in White Paper 01: Better Strategies for Turbulence Avoidance >

Motulus: Integrated Crew Scheduling

Reduce operational costs, improve crew satisfaction whilst operating a smooth schedule

For many airlines operating costs, fuel and crew costs form a significant part of their cost base. The delivery of an efficient and robust plan whilst continuing to guarantee an excellent customer offering and employee satisfaction is critical to an airline’s success, The complexity of such a plan, and its importance to an organisation makes creating schedules and operational plans ideal candidates to be solved by optimization.

At Motulus.aero we enjoy solving problems that haven’t been solved before by deploying the next generation in optimization products. By combining pioneering algorithms with the power of cloud computing we can tackle these complex and large-scale problems.

Specialising in crew scheduling (pairing and roster production), tail assignment and network optimization we help organisations to:

– reduce crew costs
– increase aircraft and equipment utilisation
– reduce fuel and operational costs
– improve revenue opportunities
– increase crew and colleague satisfactions
– improve operational robustness

Innovations

Motulus Integrated Crew Scheduling (MICS)                   

MICS is a pioneering optimization product that generates crew pairings and crew rosters in one optimization run.

Motulus Tail Assignment (MTA)    

MTA allocates aircraft to flights by looking for the best solution to reduce costs (e.g. fuel) and provide operational stability.

Motulus Network Optimization (MNO)                                                                  

MNO answers the question of when to fly where. Combining aircraft, crew, and yield inputs, it generates the optimal solution.

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, Motulus.aero were formed in 2018 by a team with deep expertise in mathematics and software development, who particularly focus on building groundbreaking optimization products. Having deployed products to a number of industries Motulus had an original mission in aviation to develop innovative products for airline crew resource scheduling problem.


OffBlock

OffBlock GmbH, based in Crailsheim, Germany, is dedicated to innovative software solutions for the crew management sector. Since its founding in 2018, the start-up has very quickly developed into a 21-strong team behind the brand. On the B2B side, the company offers a cloud-based add-on solution for airline crew management systems. On the B2C side, the portfolio includes an interactive all-in-one app that bundles flight crew communication, including roster management, on one platform.
The OffBlock app is also a complete digital pilot logbook.

N-Ops Control Center

N-Ops Control Center

DISPATCH
When it comes to efficiently manage your flights, N-Flight Planning, N-Tracking, N-RAIM & N-Performance provide you with an exhaustive suite of solutions.
N-Flight Planning
N-Tracking
N-RAIM
N-Performance
N-RAIDO

CREW
N-Ops Control Center Crew solutions address all aspects of crew management: from pairing optimization, to preferential bidding systems along with day to day operations management, NAVBLUE can provide the entire suite of crew systems.
N-Crew Planning
N-RAIDO

Flight Planning & Dispatch Sub-System, V2 (ARMS® – FPDS)

Centralized and Remote Flight Dispatch
ARMS® FPDS provides accurate and optimized flight plans to enable reduced contingency dispatch, bringing in fuel savings. You may customize the CFP output format to your operating crew’s convenience and specific needs. ARMS® FPDS produces a complete “Trip Kit” which has CFP (including ETOPS CFP), FPL, Filtered NOTAMs, Weather Briefing, etc., which may be printed or transmitted to EFB or LPC systems.


Being an integral component of ARMS®, it seamlessly shares Flight Planning information and data with the other sub-systems of ARMS® V2, wherever required.

Modules & Functionalities:

  • Computerized Flight Planning (CFP) – including ETOPS
  • Load & Trim (L&T) – for Cargo & Passenger Aircraft
  • Pre-Flight Documentation (PFD) – filing of FPL/ RPL, Euro Clearance, etc.
  • Aircrew Self-Briefing (ASB) – Web-based
  • Additional subscription services to other FPDS Databases:-  
    Navigation (NavDB)
    Weather (MetDB)
    NOTAM (NotDB)
    Aircraft Performance (AcDB)

Aviation Charting Service


Aeronautical Chart Data Display & Chart Rendering Toolset
Aviation Charting Service (ACS) is designed for application developers wishing to add an aeronautical chart display—based on ARINC 424 data—to their application. The toolset renders ARINC 424 data as vector elements from a SQLite database, minimizing the footprint of the data and increasing load times. ACS also supports raster tiles for the display of cultural, terrain, or weather data. As part of the ACS service, customers can choose to subscribe to the converted ARINC 424 data from Eagle Cap Software, or use your existing subscription and our data converter.

Vector ARINC 424 Data Display Raster Tile Background Data iOS & Web Support 2D & 3D Mapping Works Offline

Technology Stack Overview

  • Tool to convert ARINC 424 aeronautical data to a
  • SQLite database
  • Libraries necessary to query and cache data
  • Libraries to format data into GeoJSON format or object-oriented query results
  • Data web service creates and provides GeoJSON data to the web engine implementation
  • Code to render the data using the Google web Mapping Engine utilizing the data web service
  • iOS Framework and libraries to render the data in an iOS environment using WhirlyGlobe Mapping Engine

Vector Data Elements

  • Airports
  • VORs
  • NDBs
  • Waypoints
  • Airways (High)
  • Airways (Low)
  • Restricted Airspace
  • FIRs

AIR SUPPORT A/S

AIR SUPPORT specializes in the provision of the desktop and cloud-based flight planning software PPS Flight Planning System (PPS) and the integrated CrewBriefing web application and flight tracking. AIR SUPPORT is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flight planning software solutions to private and commercial business aircraft operators, regional/charter/cargo/national airlines as well as military/utility operators.

PPS includes all global route restrictions, worldwide updated NOTAMs, surface weather data along with wind- and significant weather charts based on original source data. AIR SUPPORT delivers the most cost-efficient flight planning system with the best ROI.

By continuously focusing on the customer’s needs for flexibility and performance, AIR SUPPORT is the preferred partner for flight operation departments throughout the world. PPS Flight Planning is the world’s most flexible flight planning solution and offers very low operating costs, resulting in the highest cost/benefit ratio. Additionally, PPS also supports automated data import from various scheduling/crew/maintenance systems and automated data export to present or future EFB solutions.

Lufthansa Systems

Lufthansa Systems is one of the world’s leading providers of IT services in the airline industry. It draws its unique strengths from an ability to combine profound industry know-how with technological expertise and many years of project experience.
The company offers its more than 350 customers an extensive range of successful and in many cases market-leading products for the aviation industry. The innovative IT products and services in this portfolio prove economic benefits while also contributing to improving efficiency and competitiveness. To learn more visit www.LHsystems.com

Operations Solutions
Lufthansa Systems offers integrated solutions for managing cost-effective and safe flight operations. The portfolio of solutions ranges from network planning, operations control and crew management, to hub management and load control.
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Commercial Solutions
Lufthansa Systems provides all commercial departments of an airline with a central source of information and a singular, clear vision.
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Navigation Solutions
Lufthansa Systems offers integrated solutions for managing cost-effective and safe flight operations.
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Finance Solutions
Lufthansa Systems provides IT solutions for process optimization such as revenue accounting, route profitability calculations and payroll accounting.
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In-flight Entertainment
Innovative technology delivers better entertainment and service on board
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Services
In addition to the application solutions, airlines of any size will find various professional support services for the management and optimization of their processes in our portfolio.
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Professional Services / Consulting

More than just the sum of its parts: we take a holistic look at your company; this is our strength.
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Mobile Solutions

Lufthansa Systems provides you with individual support throughout the entire process of defining and managing your app portfolio – from the initial idea to design, implementation and rollout.
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