Sat, Feb 18, 2006
Delivers New and Advanced Flight Operations Management
Flight Explorer (FE), a
global flight tracking, information technology and communications
solutions provider to the aviation community, has announced the
release of Flight Explorer Professional Edition 6.0, an integrated
flight management decision-support tool. Version 6.0 provides more
powerful capabilities in routing, weather prediction and awareness
of air traffic and airport congestion.
FE Professional is the industry's most accurate, reliable and
widely-used aircraft situation display system. Using several
proprietary interfaces that Flight Explorer has developed, the
software can be easily integrated with operational support systems
to meet each customer’s unique requirements.
“With this new release,” said Flight Explorer CEO Jim
Kelly, “our product moves significantly beyond just
‘flight tracking,’ incorporating multiple data feeds,
dynamic weather overlays, situational alerts, predictive weather
and predictive air traffic tools to make FE Professional 6.0 a
complete flight operations management tool.”
New FE Professional 6.0 features include:
- Flight Planning System Integration – With FE Professional
6.0 users can send route-planning information between Flight
Explorer and the flight planning tools that they already use.
Users can easily import and display Company and Preferred Routes
with current and predicted weather and air traffic overlays and
then take appropriate action within their
- ENSCO Predictive Weather – Users now can view predicted
graphical weather scenarios six hours ahead - in time to plan and
take action to ensure safe and on-time operations.
- NASA FACET Predictive Air Traffic - Provides users the ability
to view forecasts of anticipated traffic at an airport or within a
given airspace sector - in time to plan and take appropriate action
within their flight operations.
- Enhanced Airport Information - Users can view METARs
(Meteorological Aviation Routine Weather Reports), TAFs (Terminal
Aerodrome Forecasts), NOTAMs, PIREPs, FAA Delays, RVR and Flight
Explorer exclusive Diversion Summary graphics and determine the
impact of each on their operations.
- Runway Visual Range (RVR) Data - Users can determine, in real
time, the visibility conditions at any airport runway where the FAA
reports real-time RVR, enabling the user to better anticipate
airport arrival or departure delays.
- Route Check Functionality – Provides clients the ability
to view routes in relation to other en-route traffic and weather -
allowing users to anticipate delays and make necessary flight
- ESRI Shape File Support – Users can now import industry
standard vector image files (or create their own) for display of
geographical or company specific points, lines or polygons fully
integrated with Flight Explorer. This feature allows the user
to display custom points of interests such as hospitals, volcanoes,
regions and more.
- 20 Second Data – Users can now receive aircraft position
updates every 20 seconds at 13 U.S. TRACONs to better visualize
terminal area traffic, holding patterns and runway usage.
Version 6.0 also brings with it updates to key data sources, as
well as other enhancements in response to requests from FE’s
global customer base.
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