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2014-03-03 23:26:41

Elite Jet, one of the largest African providers of VIP executive jet charters, has chosen, RocketRoute to optimise their flight planning operations. RocketRoute is a next generation flight planning system that works on web, mobile and tablet. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Elite Jet, one of the largest African providers of VIP executive jet charters, has chosen, RocketRoute to optimise their flight planning operations. RocketRoute is a next generation flight planning system that works on web,...

2014-02-17 12:21:04

-- Real-time wind data to conserve fuel for airline and increase operational efficiency SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Qatar Airways today announced a five-year agreement to provide Boeing Wind Updates services for the airline to maximize in-flight operational efficiency. Boeing Wind Updates provides customized, real-time wind and temperature information to aircraft. This data allows for more efficient trajectory prediction during pre-flight operations...

2012-12-11 16:56:23

A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. The eight-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions are designed for pilots, air traffic controllers and others involved in transoceanic flights. The NCAR-based system combines satellite data and computer weather models to produce maps...

2012-12-11 12:20:59

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions. The eight-hour forecasts of potentially dangerous atmospheric conditions are designed for pilots, air traffic controllers and others involved in transoceanic flights. (Logo:...

2011-11-21 17:08:00

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 program is implementing 10 initiatives that will eliminate 5.5 million pounds CO2 emitted and 300,000 gallons of jet fuel used annually during the 777 delivery process. The first customer to benefit from all 10 of the initiatives is Air New Zealand, which took delivery of a 777-300ER (extended range) jetliner Nov. 7. "Air New Zealand is excited to participate," said Duncan Mairs, Air New Zealand's technical manager...

2011-10-07 19:09:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempus Jets, Inc., a private aviation company and subsidiary of Orion Air Group, LLC, recently acquired Global Trip Support, LLC, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The new company, Tempus Global Trip Support, LLC, will be based in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and will continue to provide premier international flight planning services for individuals, corporations and governments. The acquisition allows Tempus Jets to expand their aviation service...

2011-02-08 11:22:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AC-U-KWIK, business aviation's leading flight planning resource announced today its new "single point of entry" feature of acufuel.com. This new feature empowers airport FBO managers, who currently upload fuel prices to dozens of fuel programs and websites, to save countless minutes or even hours by organizing this information in one central spot. AC-U-KWIK's Acufuel service, through an alliance with aviation software developer FuelerLinx,...

2010-10-26 14:37:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is introducing new subscription-based services to help airlines save fuel and increase environmental efficiency. InFlight Optimization Services are designed to be implemented within current air traffic and airline operating procedures using existing communication channels. No regulatory changes and little to no new equipment are needed. The services, Direct Routes and Wind Updates, provide up-to-the-minute information to airlines and their...

2010-05-27 12:22:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen is assisting Air Traffic & Navigation Services (ATNS) of South Africa in its preparations for the influx of traffic that the 2010 FIFA World Cup games will bring to the nation between June 11 and July 11, 2010. Jeppesen provided both consulting services and the Jeppesen Total Airport and Airspace Modeler (TAAM) to increase the efficiency and capacity of South Africa's airspace and airports during the 2010 World Cup games and beyond....

2008-12-12 09:58:06

At MIT, planning for bad weather involves far more than remembering an umbrella. Researchers in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics are trying to improve weather forecasting using robotic aircraft and advanced flight plans that consider millions of variables."Weather affects huge sectors of our economy, such as agriculture and transportation," said Nicholas Roy, an assistant professor and one of the researchers who worked on the project. With more time for advanced planning,...