No more paper: Collins Aerospace brings first digital oceanic plotting chart to business aviation
Eases pilot workload while improving safety and efficiency for oceanic operations
Eliminates the need for paper plotting charts and master documents
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is redefining flight operations for business aviation with the industry’s first digital Oceanic Plotting Chart for pilots. This new offering, available on the company’s ARINCDirect SM iPad app eliminates paper plotting charts and manual processes being used today for navigating oceanic airspace.
This new feature, which will be on display at NBAA booth C10808, is included with all ARINCDirect flight planning subscriptions at no additional cost. It is already actively being used by flight departments including Planet 9 Private Air which owns and operates the largest global fleet of Falcon 7X aircraft.
“We are dedicated to providing our customers with a safe and reliable service, which means investing in new and innovative technologies,” said Matt Walter, co-founder of Planet 9 Private Air. “The technologically advanced solutions that Collins Aerospace has provided the charter and aircraft management industry, such as the new ARINCDirect iPad plotting chart feature, allows us the ability to increase our operational efficiency, and uphold the high standards of service that we here at Planet 9 pride ourselves on.”
“This new capability brings our industry one step closer to all digital operations,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Information Management Services for Collins Aerospace. “In a world where apps are a part of daily life, it only makes sense to make this happen for flight operations.”
Collins Aerospace worked closely with industry professionals, including pilots, when developing Plotting Chart to understand how they could reduce workload as safely and efficiently as possible.
The digital Plotting Chart also includes a feature called Live ETPs (equal time points), which updates bearing, distance, and arrival time constantly throughout the flight. Live ETPs are computed and updated for any scenario addressed with the flight plan including engine failure, depressurization, and medical emergency. This completely eliminates the need for manual computations by the pilot so they can keep their focus on flying.
About Planet Nine
Planet 9 is headquartered at the iconic Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California and also maintains a presence in New York and London. The company is led by a highly experienced team of aviation professionals and its business plan utilizes a ‘floating fleet’ model. The efficiency it brings to its operations enables the business to pass on to its customers superior pricing. Planet 9 has chosen the Falcon 7X fleet as its owned aircraft of choice. Planet 9’s aircraft all feature sparklingly refurbished cabin interiors, including full Wi-Fi and IFE from Gogo/Swift Broadband.
Please visit www.flyplanet9.com for more information.
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