Aircraft Situation Display Solutions To Join Sabre
Sabre Holdings announced this week
the acquisition of Flight Explorer, which provides real-time
tracking, reporting, and display of en-route aircraft for
commercial operators. The acquisition is part of Sabre's long-term
growth plans and continual investments in the company's airline
Sabre says its acquisition results in a powerful flight planning
solution that will help airlines optimize operational efficiencies
and realize cost-saving benefits. Flight Explorer, and its
products, will become part of Sabre Airline Solutions, provider of
integrated solutions and services for airlines and airports.
"The addition of Flight Explorer, with its outstanding flight
tracking and airspace monitoring capabilities, to Sabre's
comprehensive portfolio of solutions positions us to be the unique
provider of a fully integrated, world-class flight planning and
aircraft tracking solution," said Steve Clampett, president of
Airline Products and Solutions for Sabre Airline Solutions. "We
have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Flight Explorer for
many years and are now proud to make them a part of Sabre."
Flight Explorer products will be integrated with Sabre's
Dispatch Manager, part of Sabre Airline Solutions' Flight Planning
suite. The two companies will provide airlines a solution that will
give them access to critical, real-time operational information and
world-class flight plan optimization, helping pre-empt delays,
among other benefits.
Flight Explorer's products will also be available to global
aviation customers as a stand-alone solution.
"Becoming part of Sabre will take Flight Explorer to even more
airlines worldwide with Sabre's strong global presence," said Jim
Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Flight Explorer.
"This is a great day for our company and our customers." Flight
Explorer was strategically advised by WWC Securities in this
Later this year, Flight Explorer and Sabre will launch
SmartFleet, a tool that will give airlines an opportunity to reap
the benefits offered by the integration of Collaborative Decision
Making (CDM) tools into the Flight Explorer ASD. SmartFleet will be
fully integrated with Dispatch Manager and will combine multiple
data sources of air traffic, airport capacity and weather into one
display while interacting with the flight planning engine.
SmartFleet is expected to significantly improve on-time
performance, aircraft utilization and fuel efficiencies across
carriers and general aviation.