The PPS Product Concept
AIR SUPPORT’s founder Per Jensen had a vision nearly 30 years ago when he created the initial core design of the PPS Flight Planning System (PPS); he was convinced that the pc-technology would develop in such a way that it would enable a decentralised database structure from the start. He was also convinced that over time, it would support the creation of new and powerful flight planning software features where Internet data transmission would play a key role.
These considerations meant that the product concept could be laid out as a decentralised system solution where all program algorithms, navigation databases, aircraft performance databases and user-related databases were installed on the local pc/network at the client’s location instead of being hosted centrally on large complex main-frame computers. Today’s automatic data transmission technology on the Internet means that all program and navigation data updates can easily be distributed to all PPS users.
Today, this decentralised product concept is the very corner stone of the PPS Flight Planning System, ensuring each PPS user the highest degree of flexibility while keeping development and maintenance costs as well as initial acquisition and update service costs at realistic price levels.